Seattle is coming together to raise awareness about the safety issues facing everyone that uses our streets. Safe Roads Awareness Week is a week-long series of events spearheaded by the Wedgwood Community Council and the Ravenna-Bryant Community Association and supported by the Seattle Department of Transportation. Several events will be held during the week to address the behavioral issues that frequently cause crashes on our roadways including impairment, distraction and speeding.
The events commence on Tuesday, March 25th with a walk and rally to honor the lives of Dennis and Judy Schulte on the one-year anniversary of the DUI collision that took their lives.
Safe Roads Awareness Week concludes with the official launch of the Lake City Way Traffic Safety Project. Residents are invited to join SDOT and our partners to kick-off this multi-year effort to improve safety on Lake City Way/State Route 522. See the e-postcard below for more information about the event and be sure to visit the project’s website to view our 50-page collision analysis and our Action Plan to reduce collisions through engineering, education, and enforcement efforts.
Finally, elders in Seattle will be opening their mailboxes to find a pedestrian safety flyer next week. More than 10,000 people will receive this piece which equips seniors with tips and guidelines on how to stay active and walk safe. This is just the first phase in our work to address road safety for seniors. Data shows that older pedestrians are involved in collisions much more frequently than other age groups. As drivers, do your part by stopping for pedestrians and giving them plenty of time and space to cross the street. Download the entire brochure here.