East Marginal Way is a major freight corridor that provides access to the Port of Seattle terminals, rail yards, industrial businesses and the regional highway system. In addition, the corridor is an important connection for people who bike between the West Seattle Bridge Trail, downtown, and the SODO neighborhood. This project includes a new two-way protected bike lane (PBL) on the east side of East Marginal Way S between S Atlantic St and S Spokane St. Nakano Associates provided landscape design and CPTED analysis for the bike trail along the entire corridor. The design includes rejuvenation of derelict industrial lands with planting of over 250 trees that will help bring shade and improve air quality along this heavily used transportation corridor. Seeding with grass and wildflowers will increase biodiversity. Throughout the design, plantings are used to help with way finding and provide seasonal interest along the bike trail.
Location: Seattle, WA
Client: Seattle Department of Transportation ( SDOT)