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Marked crosswalks can enhance pedestrian access and safety in your district. However, the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) must consider several factors before marking a crosswalk.
· Parking restrictions · Police enforcement · Curb bulbs at intersections · Median islands · Increased lighting · Pedestrian controlled signals · Relocation of bus stops to safer place on block
Frequently asked questions:
Who do we call to request a crosswalk evaluation or other pedestrian safety improvements?
Call the Walk and Bike Hotline at 206-684-7583 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. SDOT will inspect the area, review the location, identify the problem and determine an appropriate solution.
Who do we call to get a worn crosswalk repaired?
Call Walk and Bike Hotline at 206-684-7583 or e-mail email@example.com. If the crosswalk has been marked in the last few years and is worn (some marked crosswalks are being purposefully phased out), SDOT will inspect the site to verify condition. All re-marking is done in the summer and school-related crosswalks have priority.
Why won’t the Seattle Department of Transportation mark the intersection we told them about?
Installing a marked crosswalk at some locations may actually increase the danger to pedestrians. In other situations, there is an existing crosswalk in close proximity to the proposed site. SDOT will decide whether or not a marked crosswalk is a good solution and explain the reasoning to you.
Benefits and challenges of a marked crosswalk:
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