Thornton Creek Connections

Allison Ong

The Thornton Creek Watershed is the largest watershed in Seattle. Yet, according to a survey conducted by SPU, 68% of residents in the watershed are unaware of a watershed or water source nearby. I looked at ways to increase residents’ awareness of their local watershed by highlighting sites where existing streets and pedestrian routes cross the creek. and combining them into a pedestrian network. These crossings would become important nodes that connect people to their local creek while providing opportunities for education, art, and safe pedestrian routes.