Special painted crosswalks are a great way to represent a neighborhood. They can be used to showcase a community's unique culture and history or just liven up an intersection with artistic and colorful stripes.
Interested in getting one in your neighborhood?
Review the Community Crosswalks Guidelines below for how to get started. Next, review the guidelines and criteria of the Neighborhood Matching Fund, which provides the financial support for the project. Community input and involvement are key to a successful application to ensure the design is reflective of community values.
Community Crosswalks Guidelines
When evaluating locations for potential special crosswalks and planning designs, please follow these guidelines.
All special painted crosswalks need to be approved and installed by the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) to make sure they're safe, reflective of community values, and able to be maintained.
How do I apply to the Neighborhood Matching Fund?
The Neighborhood Matching Fund (NMF) awards matching funds for projects initiated, planned, and implemented by community members with the goal of building stronger and healthier neighborhoods through community involvement and engagement. Every award is matched by a neighborhood's contribution of volunteerism, donated materials, in-kind professional services, or cash.
The Small and Simple Projects Fund provides up to $25,000 in matching funds. All submitted applications are reviewed based on the rating criteria in the NMF funding guidelines.
Since SDOT actually installs the crosswalk, applicants should have a strong community involvement strategy. Some ideas include:
- Outreach activities to the neighborhood which could include flyers, social media, etc.
- Community meetings to discuss designs and colors and select the final design.
- Community celebration event when the crosswalks are completed.