Pedestrian Safety Improvement Projects Nearing Completion

As the year begins to draw to a close we wanted to provide an update on several pedestrian improvement items that have been funded through the Bridging the Gap (BTG) transportation initiative that was passed by Seattle Stop Hand signal_RESIZE_April 2 2013 BTG photos 006voters in 2006.  The BTG program provides key funding allowing the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) to make needed crossing improvements, remark crosswalks, deploy the speed watch trailer and install pedestrian countdown signals across the city.

We last updated you on the progress made in 2013 back in early August.  The good news as of today is SDOT has completed work on the following pedestrian safety improvements: 26 intersections have received new pedestrian countdown signals; 600 crosswalks have been remarked; and the speed watch trailer was deployed 51 times throughout Seattle neighborhoods.  Work isCrosswalk_RESIZE_April 2 2013 BTG photos 008 nearing completion on the 42 crossing improvements that SDOT said it would do this year.  The remaining two crossing improvement projects are currently under construction.

Since BTG began in 2007, more than 4,100 crosswalks have been remarked, 93 crossings have been improved, 184 intersections have received the new pedestrian countdown signals and the speed watch trailer has been utilized more than 370 times.  All of this work helps make Seattle easier and safer to navigate.  These projects make all roadway users more aware. 

For more information about BTG, its goals and accomplishments, please visit the web site.