Big Ideas Make a Difference

Inspirational interviews with local leaders who believe in the opportunities presented by lidding I-5.

Gearshift 2016: Lid I-5

A five minute overview of the history of freeway lids in Seattle and the motivations for this campaign.

Pike|Pine + Lid I-5

Footage of Interstate 5 in the Pike/Pine corridor and proposed solutions for healing the scar.

Cinematic Cities – Freeway Park Student Videos

“Cinematic Cities” features student films made in the summer 2018 as part of a summer design studio in the Department of the Landscape Architecture at the University of Washington. Students explored how film can be used in design practice to analyse sites, communicate complex social and ecological systems and propose new visions for communities and cities.

Working with the Freeway Park Association, students focused on this iconic park, designed by Lawrence Halprin and Angela Danadjieva and opened on July 4, 1976. Their short films experiment and explore the park and its history and future, proposing new ways to imaging, navigate, inhabit and appreciate Freeway Park.

Seattle City Council Presentation

Summary of key points and public testimony from the campaign’s December 2015 presentation to the City Council’s Transportation Committee.

Freeway Park Construction Videos

Hat tip to Seattle Transit Blog: “The Seattle Municipal Archives recently posted these videos showing the construction of Freeway Park in the mid-1970s. No sound, but plenty of great sights.”