Confused about plans for Sunset Avenue? The City of Edmonds will be presenting a preliminary design concept for the Sunset Avenue Walkway Project at 6 p.m. next Wednesday, Dec. 18 in the Edmonds Library Plaza Room, 650 Main St.
The Sunset Avenue Walkway is being developed to provide an all-weather, ADA accessible and multi-modal (bicycle & pedestrian) route from Bell Street north through Caspers Street with connection to 3rd Avenue North. “The goal of the project is to improve the quality and safety of public access and the enjoyment of Olympic Mountain and Puget Sound views,” the city said in a press announcement Wednesday.
The city secured a $159,000 federal grant to help fund the project design.
The walkway project has generated some controversy, particularly among those living along the scenic roadway. When the issue was discussed during public testimony at the Dec. 3 City Council meeting, speakers expressed concerns that the project would narrow the roadway and put pedestrians, bicyclists and skaters all on a narrow walkway. Because many people currently walk in the roadway, others have stated that the area already is a safety concern.
If you have questions, contact Ed Sibrel at 425-771-0220 or email