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Pedestrian Safety Improvements: 7th Avenue W and W McGraw Street

Updated: 01/05/2016

Project Description

The Seattle Department of Transportation is working to make Seattle the most walkable city in the nation. As part of that effort, SDOT is starting preliminary design of pedestrian transportation safety improvements at 7th Avenue W and W McGraw Street. Improvements would be constructed as early as summer of 2015.

These improvements were identified by SDOT's Pedestrian Master Plan and Safe Routes to School Program. Most importantly, these types of pedestrian facilities improve safety for all roadway users. Project improvements include:

  • New curb ramps at all corners of the intersection of 7th Avenue W and W McGraw Street
  • Minimized crossing distances in the intersection
  • New all-way stop at 7th Avenue W and W McGraw Street

One final component is a new open space for the community to enjoy on the southwest corner of the intersection. The space may have landscaping, grass and native, flowers, etc., based on feedback from the community.

To share your ideas, please contact Brian Dougherty at 206-684-5124 or

Project Benefits

The goal of these pedestrian safety improvements is to help make 7th Avenue W safer and improve the walking experience for all users, including students at Coe Elementary. This work includes:

  • New curb ramps
  • New all-way stop
  • New public space


This work is funded by SDOT’s Safe Routes to School Program.


These improvements are currently in early design. Construction could occur as early as the summer of 2016, but the timing and scope of the project will depend on funding, stakeholder feedback, and other factors.

More Information

Call (206) 684-7963


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