Lukoff calls for the naming of Seattle’s unnamed places, including bridges, major intersections, pedestrian stairways and paths, and park drives and paths. He points out that the path around Green Lake, a.k.a. the Green Lake loop, is officially unnamed.
A few Green Lake loop facts:
The loop around Green Lake is 2.8 miles long.
Green Lake’s paved path is ADA compliant.
The path around Green Lake includes a 5 1/2 feet crushed granite trail closest to the lake for walkers and joggers, and a 13 1/2 foot asphalt path for wheeled users and walkers (Source: Seattle Parks and Recreation).
Last Halloween, naked runners with pumpkin heads ran the Green Lake loop. Valentine’s Day brought offers of free hugs to the loop, and Earth Week will be celebrated with hundreds of pinwheels placed around the lake.
Tensions have existed for over a hundred years between pedestrians and those on wheels making their way around Green Lake.
Almost Live! featured the Green Lake loop in a hilarious 1992 clip.
A pair of bald eagles make their home above the Green Lake loop.
… and, of course, Green Lake’s beloved Spanish Lessons Guy could not be left out of any roundup about the Green Lake loop.
What do y0u think the Green Lake loop be called?