Saturday July 21, 10:00am

Join community advocates and Seattle Councilmember Sally Bagshaw on a bike tour of the region’s freeway lids over I-5 and I-90. You’ll learn about the unifying history of these projects, see how lids have enhanced neighborhood connections, and hear critiques on landscape and urban design. Tour leaders will also explain how case studies are informing the grassroots effort to lid more of Interstate 5 in Seattle; the next stage of that project begins early 2019 with a major feasibility study led by the City of Seattle.

The tour meets at Freeway Park’s Seneca Plaza and will use the I-90 Mountains to Sound trail to visit Sam Smith Park and two lid parks on Mercer Island. We’ll also visit Chinatown-International District to examine the inverted challenges of elevated freeways.

Participants bring their own bikes. This tour is not suitable for beginning cyclists or children riding on their own. The route is approximately 6.5 miles one-way and includes sustained uphill climbs and riding in mixed traffic. At the end of the tour participants can bike back to Seattle or catch a bus from the Mercer Island park-and-ride (separate fare required). The tour will start rain or shine.