Did you know that we are working hard to make Seattle more pedestrian friendly and provide alternative options for getting around?
Over the first five years of the BTG program, more than 159 pedestrian countdown signals were installed, nearly 80 blocks of new sidewalk wereinstalled and 25 schools saw improvements making it safer for kids to walk to their neighborhood school. In addition to these projects, 23 stairways have been rehabilitated and 93 crossing improvements were made at needed locations.
Crossing improvements is a recent addition to the BTG program. SDOT staff reviews key crossing locations across the city and develops ways to make them safer and more accessible. Types of crossings improvements include curb bulbs, curb ramps, median islands and lighted crossing signs.