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Lake to Bay Loop

Seattle, Washington

SCOPE: Route development, master plan and phase I implementation

Completed 2013


Seattle Department of Transportation

Johnson+Southerland worked with Seattle Department of Transportation on a scenic urban pedestrian trail from Lake Union to Elliot Bay, linking the upcoming South Lake Union neighborhood with Seattle Center, SAM Sculpture Park and Myrtle Edwards Park. The route is primarily on existing sidewalks. The goal of this project is to activate the trail by creating a recognizable visual identity and by establishing wayfinding. Innovative "floor" graphics and kiosks create excitement, aid navigation, and leave a framework for development of future interpretive and furnishing elements. Our work included a Vision Plan for future trail improvements, including "side-loops", public art, and cell phone apps providing historic, cultural and lifestyle info on the trail route.