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April 19, 2017

Outreach Update

In February, we hosted a Neighborhood Transportation Forum to identify possible engineering strategies to make NE 65th St safer for people who walk, bike, ride transit, and drive. We learned about community concerns and ideas, presented traffic data, and discussed strategies to lower vehicle speeds and reduce crashes on NE 65th Street. A summary of the forum and associated online survey is available under Documents below.

Using community input from our first forum along with citywide modal plans and traffic data, we are now ready to share our proposed street design concepts to improve safety for all modes along NE 65th St.

Join us along with the Roosevelt Neighborhood Association and the Ravenna-Bryant Community Association at our second forum to learn about our proposed street design options and share your feedback. We'll also have information on paving and transit investments being made in your neighborhood.

Neighborhood Transportation Forum – Street Design Options

May 18, 2017, 6:00 – 7:30 PM (drop in any time)

Roosevelt High School, 1410 NE 66th St

Purpose: Review design concepts to make NE 65th St safer for people who walk, bike, ride transit, and drive.

Can't make it? Review the proposed design concepts and share your feedback via our online survey, which will go live on May 18, 2017.

Photos from February 28 Neighborhood Transportation Forum


NE 65th St is an arterial that moves people and goods throughout northeast Seattle. The street supports a diverse collection of retail shopping, restaurants, schools, parks, and activity centers, and the Roosevelt Link Light Rail station will bring additional bustle to the street in 2021.

Since 2012, there have been 3 fatalities, 1 serious injury, and 231 collisions along this busy corridor between NE Ravenna Blvd and 39thAve NE. Seattle is committed to Vision Zero, our plan to end traffic deaths and serious injuries by 2030. Learn more at

We’re launching a collaborative process to review street conditions along NE 65th St. In June 2016, Councilmember Rob Johnson and members of the community marched along the street, asking the city to study the corridor. Community concerns are explained further at #Fix65th. Safety is our number one priority, and we are committed to preventing crashes and improving safety for all travelers by making street improvements.

Together with the community, we will determine the specific nature and design elements of the necessary changes. We’ll consider traffic calming, signal modifications, pavement repair, and pedestrian and bicycle safety enhancements.

We’ve used this approach successfully in other areas. Learn more about how changes to NE 75th Street and Rainier Ave S reduced speeds and crashes, or scroll down for additional web links.

Project Area

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Outreach & Schedule

In 2013, we conducted outreach to help update Seattle's Bicycle Master Plan. At that time we committed to working with the community to identifying transportation solutions for NE 65th St prior to implementing changes. We're now launching this effort.



February 28, 2017

1st Community Forum to review existing conditions, share travel experience and gather input on possible safety strategies

March-May 2017

Develop possible concepts

May 18, 2017

2nd Community Forum to review possible concepts and get input on what to include in final concept

Summer 2017

Share final concept moving into design

Fall 2017

Implement early improvement ideas


Complete design


Project construction


Outreach Materials

2nd Neighborhood Transportation Forum
Neighborhood Transportation Forum Notice (April 2017)

1st Neighborhood Transportation Forum
Survey Results Summary (March 2017)
Neighborhood Transportation Forum Summary (February 2017)
Neighborhood Transportation Forum Display Boards (February 28, 2017)
Project Fact Sheet (February 2017)
Neighborhood Transportation Forum Notice (February 2017)

Get Involved

The Seattle Department of Transportation is dedicated to providing frequent and timely updates throughout the process. Subscribe to email alerts to receive the latest information including public comments, recommendations, and meeting announcements.


SDOT Project Manager: Jason Fialkoff


Phone: (206) 684-4617

Other Projects in the Area

Roosevelt Station

Banner Way NE

Roosevelt Rapidride

NE Seattle Paving Projects

NE 70th NSF project

Proposed NE 70th bike upgrades

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Rainier Avenue South Road Safety Corridor

SW Roxbury Street Road Safety Corridor

35th Avenue SW Road Safety Corridor

Aurora Traffic Safety Project

Lake City Way Traffic Safety Project

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