The Loop would provide a safe, navigable path linking each quadrant and spanning from the new Tillikum Crossing to the South to the Broadway Bridge to the North. The path would encourage walking, jogging, biking, rolling, and connecting to public transit. It would bring continuous tree canopy to areas of town with little green space or bird habitat. The proposal even includes a new pedestrian/bike bridge over I-84 at NE 8th Avenue.
The project is currently only a proposed concept, with minimal funding to get it started. Community groups are getting engaged by presenting the concept to the public and designing key nodes along the path. With community support, this idea may become the next big step in growing smarter as a city.
Read much more about the proposal HERE.