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Seattle Pedestrian Master Plan Update

Updated: 2/21/2017

Pedestrian Master Plan Update State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) Review

The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) has determined that the Seattle Pedestrian Master Plan will not have a probable significant adverse impact on the environment. As a result, SDOT issued a Determination of Non-significance (DNS) on February 21, 2017. This decision was made after review of a completed environmental checklist. The DNS and checklist may be examined through the links below. 

The public is invited to provide comments on the DNS and checklist. Comments must be provided no later than 5:00 pm, March 7, 2017.

In addition, any interested person may appeal this DNS by submitting a Notice of Appeal and a filing fee to the Office of the Hearing Examiner no later than 5:00 PM on March 14, 2017.

Please see the DNS for more information on providing comments and submitting appeals.

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Updated Pedestrian Master Plan Available for Public Review!



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We are working through public comments to develop the Mayor's recommended Pedestrian Master Plan (PMP) for City Council adoption. Below is the draft of the updated PMP that was available for public review. A compilation of the public comments we received can be found here.

To download the full draft of the updated Pedestrian Master Plan, click here.

The full appendix to the draft PMP is available here.

About the Pedestrian Master Plan Update

The Seattle Pedestrian Master Plan (PMP) is a long-term action plan to make Seattle the most walkable and accessible city in the nation. SDOT uses the PMP to prioritize pedestrian investments throughout the city including new sidewalks, curb ramps, crosswalks, and many other improvements that make it easier to walk in our neighborhoods. The Plan lays out the key strategies and actions that SDOT will use to achieve its vision of making Seattle the most walkable and accessible city in the nation, and it establishes the performance measures we will use to gauge our success.  

The PMP will:

  • Prioritize where we will build new sidewalks and walking paths
  • Identify intersections for potential crossing improvements
  • Outline the toolbox of options we will use to improve walkability and accessibility

The draft, updated PMP was developed with input from residents, business owners, and others from across Seattle. It is an update to the 2009 Pedestrian Master Plan. The PMP update included updating the data used to prioritize pedestrian improvements across the city, revising the Plan's toolbox of strategies, and establishing performance targets.
The 2009 PMP can be found here.

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Seattle Pedestrian Advisory Board (SPAB) Presentations:

The Seattle Pedestrian Advisory Board (SPAB) is tasked to act as the primary advisory committee for the 2015 PMP Technical Update. SPAB meetings are held on the second Wednesday of the month, are open to the public, and include opportunities to comment on topics concerning the Plan update and pedestrian issues in general. The PMP Technical Update team will meet with the SPAB throughout the course of the project, and the presentations given to the SPAB are shared below. Additional information on SPAB meeting dates, agendas, and minutes can be found here

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