Thanks to community and SDOT efforts, safety and accessibility have been greatly improved by the addition of a new sidewalk and curb ramp on South Jackson Street from 2nd Ave South to 3rd Ave South in Pioneer Square.
The new sidewalk and curb ramp replaced the outdated sidewalk which had a slanted grade and tall alley curb, which made it difficult for anyone with limited mobility or pushing deliveries to access.
Pioneer Square based International Sustainability Institute and the Alliance for Pioneer Square apllied for and was awarded a Neighborhood Street Fund grant to pay for these improvements. The Neighborhood Street Fund Program pays for neighborhood transportation projects which are identified and prioritized by the community itself. The funds for this program come from the Bridging the Gap levy.
SDOT staff and crews worked closely with the surrounding businesses and property owners along the stretch of Jackson to plan and complete the work. This project is an example of SDOT and the community working together to make our streets and sidewalks safe and accessible for everyone.