Rainier Valley is a multifaceted collection of communities in southeast Seattle anchored together by Rainier Ave S. The community is home to some of Seattle’s most culture-rich and diverse residents and schools.
Rainier Ave S is also home to Seattle’s highest collision corridor.
On average, Rainier Ave S sees 1 crash per day that takes 45 minutes to clear.
With a grant from the Washington Traffic Safety Commission, we’re kicking off the Rainier Valley Safe Streets Project to engage communities of color and youth throughout Rainier Valley with a creative campaign to share safety and mobility information and build awareness. In 2014, we launched a collaborative process to improve Rainier Ave S as part of Seattle’s Vision Zero initiative to end traffic deaths and serious injuries by 2030. This year and next, we’re making improvements to make Rainier Ave S safer for everyone!
We want to change behavior that contributes to crashes within the community like speeding, distraction, impairment, and failure to yield to pedestrians. And we’re doing so by kicking off the project with a community event!
Join local artist, Aramis Hamer, as she leads activities, community artwork, and interactive art to empower and inform your travel behaviors.
Contact Mitchell Lloyd, Project Manager, for more details.
Mitchell.Lloyd@seattle.gov | 206.256.5378