Update on the recent Westlake Stakeholders Group appeal of the City’s Determination of Non-Significance for the Revised Bicycle Master Plan
We are excited to announce that we reached agreement with the City of Seattle to develop a comprehensive, community-focused process that will help inform and influence any future cycling changes on Westlake Ave N. Given this new commitment to a thorough, community-driven process, we agreed to drop our appeal of the Bicycle Master Plan. This agreement commits the city to a more thorough and comprehensive engagement process than they would have developed under current environmental regulations. You may read our press release about the settlement by clicking here and read the Settlement Agreement by clicking here
We want to thank every member of the Westlake Stakeholders group who supported this effort through funds and advocacy to protect our maritime community. Your dedication and commitment helped raise awareness of our diverse, water-dependent community and we could never have achieved this outcome without your help.
While the legal work is done, our work continues as we will work with the Mayor’s office to identify members of the Design Advisory Committee. The Westlake Stakeholders Group will choose two of the thirteen members, and we will recommend and advocate for the remaining stakeholder groups that represent property owners, residents, etc.
Thank you all again for your support of the Westlake Community and your friendship! Please continue to consider donations so that we may pay off the legal fees we have incurred during this process – Click to contribute.
A CALL FOR ACTION: The redesign of Westlake Ave. North to install the proposed Cycle Track may result in a substantial loss of parking which would be a serious threat to the viability of our community.
We need your participation to help protect the interests of the community and are asking you to immediately enroll on our Email Registration page so that we can keep you apprised of the public meetings and news. Please read the meeting minutes on the Meeting Minutes tab for important information.
Westlake Stakeholders Group