a unique community resource.
|Section of 147th in Briacrest is a |
Community Connector route
They are little places that connect neighborhoods, but as walking routes without motor vehicles.
Shoreline has a number of these places. They are "streets" that never were connected. They may show up on a map as a street, but in reality they are actually blocked to vehicles.
And usually that's the way the community likes it.
|Briarcrest 147th Street End has a barrier,|
but not a defined trail. It also has some
invasive weeds that need removal
We have explored two here, but there are many others. Other's that come to mind include the "Fremont Trail" in Highland Terrace off of N 160th. And in Echo Lake Neighborhood is the 195th St Trail Design. Some of these trails were cleared with the assistance of the City of Shoreline. Some have been maintained by citizens and neighborhoods. Some have received mini-grants from the City for neighborhood groups to adopt-a-street-end. The 2006 Parks Bond included a Trail Corridor Study Project which produced a report.
Another Street End that neighbors have improved is on N 198th in Hillwood Neighborhood. The Hillwood Neighborhood Association got a mini-grant to remove invasives and improve the native plantings there.