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NE 65th St Vision Zero Project

March 1, 2017

Outreach Update

On February 28, we cohosted a Neighborhood Transportation Forum with the  Roosevelt Neighborhood Association 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. We also presented information on paving and transit investments being made in northeast Seattle.

If you weren't able to attend the forum, you can still complete our online survey. Tell us what you think through March 14.

Photos from February 28 Neighborhood Transportation Forum

Overview

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 www.seattle.gov/visionzero.

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.

Date

Description

February 28, 2017

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

March 2017

Develop possible concepts

April 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

2018

Complete design

2018/2019

Project construction

Documents

Outreach Materials

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.

Contact

SDOT Project Manager: Jason Fialkoff

Email: NE65VisionZero@seattle.gov

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

More about Road Safety Corridor Projects

Rainier Avenue South Road Safety Corridor
http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/rainieraves.htm

SW Roxbury Street Road Safety Corridor
www.seattle.gov/transportation/roxbury.htm

35th Avenue SW Road Safety Corridor
www.seattle.gov/transportation/35thSW.htm

Aurora Traffic Safety Project
www.seattle.gov/aurora

Lake City Way Traffic Safety Project
www.seattle.gov/lcw

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