South Side Walk It Out: Rainier Ave S Vision Zero Walking Tour This Saturday

Join us for a Rainier Ave S walking tour this Saturday, September 9, with our friends at Rainier Valley Greenways and The Urbanist!

A birds-eye view of Rainier Ave S in Columbia City.

Two years ago, we redesigned a 1-mile stretch of Rainier Ave S in Columbia City and Hillman City to improve safety for all travelers. We’ve seen great results, including reduced speeds and collisions, so we’re looking to extend those safety gains further south along the corridor with Phase 2 of the project. Improving safety on high crash corridors like Rainier is a key element of our Vision Zero effort to end traffic deaths and serious injuries on city streets by 2030.

Last month, we shared two Phase 2 design options for community consideration. This walking tour (which will include a bus ride too!) offers a great opportunity share your thoughts on the project.

So, the details:

What:                   Rainier Ave S Vision Zero Safety Project Walking Tour 

When:                  Saturday, Sept 9

                               10 AM – Noon

Where:                Tour starts at Fire Station 28

                               5968 Rainier Ave S

                               Seattle, WA 98118

This is a walking tour (approximately 1 mile) that will include a ride on Metro Route 7. Regular fare is $2.50 with exact change or an ORCA card. The tour will end at the Mt. Baker light rail station, where we’ll also be working on the Accessible Mt. Baker project to improve access and safety in the area.

For additional event info, head to the FB event page or the Eventbrite page. And learn more about the Rainier Ave S project at www.seattle.gov/transportation/rainieraves.htm.