Help make Seattle’s streets safer: Road Safety Summit

We have lots of ways to get around our city.  You might walk one day, use a car the next and ride a bike the day after.  Many folks use multiple modes in the same day.       

Regardless of how you move around Seattle, the City strives to ensure that everyone gets where they’re going safely.

We envision a transportation system with no traffic fatalities or serious injuries, where all users share responsibility for their safety and that of others they encounter in their travels.

To improve safety on our roads Mayor Mike McGinn and members of the Seattle City Council have convened a Road Safety Summit for the public to give their input on three questions:

  • What are the highest priority safety problems on Seattle roads?
  • What are the most important things to do to make our roads safer?
  • How can non-governmental groups and individuals promote safety?

A broad cross section of stakeholders — elected officials, experts, roadway users, major employers, advocates, business leaders and community leaders—will listen to your input and come up with action items that will address the public’s top road safety concerns. 

How to get involved:

  • Complete this online form to answer the three questions above by Nov. 23.
  • Attend one of the remaining public forums
    • West Seattle: Mon. Nov. 21, 6:00- 8:00 p.m., Southwest Community Center  (2801 SW Thistle St)  RSVP
    • Downtown: Thur. Nov. 17, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m., 600 Stewart St, 2nd Floor Conf. Rm.  (As an active partner of the effort, Commute Seattle is hosting this forum.)  RSVP 
  • Attend the final Road Safety Summit Meeting
    Hear the recommendations to improve road safety in Seattle, based on public input.   Downtown: Mon., Dec. 12, 6:00- 8:00 p.m., City Hall, Bertha Landes room.   RSVP.

Working together, we will develop a shared citywide commitment to safety and an action plan that will help us work toward our goal of no traffic fatalities or serious injuries.