New Crosswalks Coming Soon

SDOT crews recently completed this new crossing at 8th Ave NW and NW 73rd St (photo courtesy of Phinneywood.com)

As part of our ongoing effort to make Seattle the most walkable city in the nation, five new crosswalks will be installed across our city’s streets before the winter rains begin.

The first of which is already complete!  Residents in the vicinity of 8th Avenue NW and NW 73rd Street can utilize a new crosswalk to traverse 8th Avenue NW to catch the bus, walk to school, or visit their neighbors.  Three new curb ramps were installed along with the new marked crossing.

SDOT crews are preparing to mark three new crosswalks on Roosevelt Way NE between NE 90th Street and NE 97th Street.  These new crossing will improve pedestrian mobility between the shops, restaurants, and transit stops in this neighborhood commercial area.  The new crosswalks will be installed on Roosevelt Way NE at NE 90th Street, NE 92nd Street, and NE 97th Street. 

Another marked crossing will soon be installed at the intersection of Hillside Drive E and Lake Washington Boulevard E in the Denny-Blaine neighborhood.  This crossing will enhance Lakeview Park which is bisected by Lake Washington Boulevard.  The new crossing will link the forested trails on the west side of the street with the sweeping Lake Washington and Cascade Mountain Range views on the east.

All five of these new crosswalks have one thing in common – they were requested by residents.  Do you know a great location that should be considered for a new marked crosswalk?  If so, drop us a line at walkandbike@seattle.gov and we’ll check it out.