North 36th Street and Greenwood Avenue North
To improve pedestrian access across North 36th Street, the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) removed the unsignalized marked crosswalk on North 36th Street and Greenwood Avenue North .
SDOT completed a technical analysis of the crosswalk and determined that it no longer met federally established guidelines that seek to ensure pedestrians are crossing the street in the safest locations.
The alternatives considered for improving this marked crosswalk were reducing the number of travel lanes or installing a new traffic signal. However, given the importance of North 36 th Street as a motor vehicle travel route, SDOT could not recommend a reduction in the number of travel lanes. This location also failed to meet federal standards for the installation of a pedestrian signal, which require counts of 100 pedestrians an hour for a four-hour period or 190 pedestrians in a single hour. Consequently, SDOT removed the marked crosswalk in January 2007.
The preferred pedestrian crossing of this section of North 36th Street is now at the signalized intersection of North 36th Street and Phinney Avenue North , 200 feet to the east.