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NE 65th St Vision Zero Project

Last updated: August 2, 2017

Outreach Update

Since January 2017, weve shared safety and traffic data, and street design concepts for NE 65th St. Since our outreach began, weve heard from hundreds of people about transportation safety and mobility. The community told us that safety improvements are necessary and that we should make short- and long-term improvements as soon as possible. We heard these most common concerns about NE 65th St: lack of left-turn lanes, unclear lane configurations and unpredictable vehicle behavior, and inadequate pedestrian crossings.

Weve completed some early improvements already. This spring we made signal and pedestrian improvements from NE Ravenna Blvd to 25th Ave NE, and changed the speed limit changes from 30 mph to 25 mph between 8th Ave NE and 12th Ave NE.

Design and construction for the project improvements is expected to occur in 2018.

We appreciate the time many of you took to speak with us. Your feedback informed the street design proposal for NE 65th St.

Review the proposal below.


We developed the project proposal based on community feedback, a traffic model of the NE 65th St corridor, and our citywide modal plans.

NE 65th St corridor map Cross section 1 Cross section 2 Cross section 3


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.

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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 launched this effort in February 2017.



February 28, 2017

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

March-May 2017

Implemented short-term safety improvements

May 18, 2017

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

Summer/Fall 2017

Identify preferred corridor-wide plan and continue outreach to corridor stakeholders


Implement corridor-wide improvements


Outreach Materials
Proposal Fact Sheet (July 2017)

2nd Neighborhood Transportation Forum
Online Survey Summary
Proposed cross-sections (May 2017)
Display Boards (May 2017)
Neighborhood Transportation Forum Notice (April 2017)
Project Fact Sheet (May 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

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