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Walk the Battery – Sunday, March 5th

WALK THE BATTERY Battery Street Tunnel Open for First One of a Kind Public Walk on Sunday, March 5

Walk the Battery invites the public to a free 2-mile walk through the Battery Street Tunnel on Sunday, March 5 beginning at 9:30am in the Belltown neighborhood. Once inside, people will have physical access to the structure that defines the Battery Street Tunnel as a utilitarian feat and engineering marvel, and social access to a neighborhood with active interest by the Belltown community.

Walk the Battery is part of the b’End Tunnel public art initiative that proposes a series of public events, exhibitions, installations, and gatherings intended to celebrate the historic, structural, and cultural significance of the Battery Street Tunnel, in its final years of service.

The first phase of the b’End Tunnel public art initiative is a proposal for a coordinated walk through the length of The Battery Street Tunnel. This event, entitled Walk the Battery, will temporarily allow the public to share a one-of-a-kind walking experience through this ‘auto-only ’public passage – at the threshold of the new downtown waterfront.

This event was conceived by artist Aaron Asis in collaboration with Project Belltown to celebrate the legacy of the Battery Street Tunnel, entering into its final years of service.  Additional support provided by the Downtown Seattle Association and Feet First with executive permission from the Seattle Department of Transportation, the Washington State Department of Transportation, and Seattle Parks & Recreation.

The Walk the Battery event will originate in the Belltown neighborhood, before entering onto the SR-99 and proceeding into and through the tunnel towards the North Portal.  At the North Portal participants are invited to take street level photos of the original Battery Street Tunnel inlet before returning through the tunnel towards the south portal Viaduct connection.

When:  Sunday, March 5 at 10:00am Cost:  FREE Participants must preregister

Registration Space is limited, advance registration is required.  Go to http://bit.ly/walkthebattery to reserve your spot and get information about the starting point.  Registered participants will be requested to arrive on Sunday, March 5 at 9:30 am

Please note: Walk the Battery is an outdoor event and is subject to unpredictable weather conditions, dress appropriately. This is a family, media, and dog friendly event. Bikes, skateboards, and roller skates are prohibited on SR-99. There are no restrooms or seating areas available during the event.

Volunteer Opportunities For information, contact Aaron Asis 206.406.4044 aaronasis@gmail.com

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