On Feb 12, 2014, the Seattle Urban Forestry Commission held a meeting to review a proposal from the Parks Department to put a mountain bike trail in Cheasty Greenspace. I attended to provide public testimony.
After some other business, a member of the Seattle Parks Department presented the proposal to the Commission, via two PowerPoint presentations, which took up the major part of the meeting. Commission members asked a few questions.
The entire meeting is available online, via the Urban Forestry Commission website. Individual components are listed here:
- Agenda (pdf)
- Parks Cheasty Greenspace Restoration and Mountain Bike Trail Pilot (pdf)
- Cheasty Greenspace Mountain Bike proposal briefing (pdf)
- Draft meeting notes (pdf, including late-arriving letters in opposition)
- Digital recording (mp3 file, Parks presentation begins about :30, and comments from me begin at 1:43)
The next Urban Forestry Commission meeting is March 5, where they hope to formulate and send on their recommendation to the Mayor and City Council. They are accepting public feedback, via their Contact page. Their meetings are always open to the public.