If you are interested in what is going on with the East West Alley Master Plan, there are some meetings coming up later this month and later this summer that you will want to try to attend. The Schedule is posted at the end of this post. The first of the meetings will be next Wednesday at City Hall Room 220 at 5pm. I'm really interested in seeing what concepts will be discussed. Personally, I hope they look at making the alleys intos woonerfs (shared space where pedestrians and bicyclists have priority). Additionally, we should look at paving them in brick from building face to building face. This would add character and further enhance the pedestrian focus.
Here are a few imags from Jen Kempson's Integrated Alley Handbook that focuses on converting alleys in Seattle into actual livable places that add value to the city. We could take a page from these concepts..
August 25, 2014 at 5:30 p.m., City Hall, Room 220: Work Session with Mayor and City Council to review and discuss Master Plan
September 10, 2014 at 7:00 p.m., City Hall, Council Chambers: Present Master Plan for Adoption at Mayor and City Council Meeting