Design Survey

Design Survey

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We’re still designing the bridge and are eager to hear your feedback! Please take a moment to complete the questions below to tell us how you will use the bridge. The survey will be open through August 24. Thank you for your participation!

At right, you can learn more about our project artist, Charles Sowers.

We need your input!

Which North Seattle neighborhood do you live in?

What is your home zip code?

How do you usually get around your neighborhood? (Choose your top 3)

Do you plan on using the bridge?

If yes, what will you use it for? (Choose all that apply)

If yes, how often do you think you’ll use the bridge?

If you plan to use the bridge, will you use it to access any of the following locations? (Choose all options that apply to you)

How familiar are you with this bridge project?

Please rank the following project goals from 1 to 4, in order of importance to you, with 1 being most important and 4 being least important.

Reduce travel times between the east and west sides of I-5
Add a new, accessible walking/biking route in Northgate that connects to the citywide network
Connect to regional transit, including the existing transit center and future Link light rail station
Connect to North Seattle College

Pavement textures and colors can create wayfinding and distinct places along the bridge. They also provide visual and tactile guidance to areas of slower travel during times of high traffic.

Colored pavements

Textured pavements

Lighting will increase visibility and create a more comfortable experience for people crossing the bridge at night. Here are some examples.

Lighting mounted on sides (poles)

Lighting mounted on curb

Lighting mounted on handrail

The bridge landings, where the bridge connects with at-grade connections, are supported by short walls. Below are descriptions of treatments for the east and west landings.

Concrete walls

On the east landing, where the bridge connects with 1st Ave NE, a textured concrete wall will support the approach structure, and allow for plants to cover the surface.

Planted berms

On the west landing, the bridge rests on a planted berm and vegetated wall structure to help connect the structure to the at-grade path.

Is there additional feedback you’d like to share?


Please tell us a little bit more about you so that we can understand how inclusive our outreach has been.

What is your age?

Do you have a disability? (Check all that apply)

What race/ethnicity best describes you?

What gender do you identify with?

What is your annual household income?

What is your current housing situation?

How did you hear about this online open house? (Check all that apply)

About the project artist

Charles Sowers is an artist whose practice links art, science, and physical
phenomena. An exhibit developer at the Exploratorium in San Francisco since 1998, he has created numerous works that directly engage the viewer. This has led to the creation of a kind of aesthetic/scientific instrumentation that reacts to a site and allows us insight into normally invisible or unnoticed phenomena. Through such work he hopes to engage people in an unexpected dialogue with their locale and provoke a desire to take notice of the beauty and curiousness of the world around them.

This artwork project is commissioned with SDOT 1% for Art funds.

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