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Safe Routes to School: Pinehurst School Traffic Safety Project

The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is launching a collaborative process to review traffic safety conditions along the walking and biking routes to Pinehurst School. As safety is our number one priority, and children walking and biking to school are especially vulnerable, we are committed to improving school traffic safety by reducing speeding and collisions and providing safer places for families to walk and bike to school.

SDOT will bring the community together to consider changes to the streets around Pinehurst School in an effort to bring down speeds and make our streets safer for everyone. Together we will determine the specific nature and design elements through the process described below. New safety measures to be considered through this project may include, but not be limited to, the following: signs, traffic calming, road striping, traffic signals, sidewalks, and crosswalks.

Get Involved

A series of community meetings have been scheduled to express ideas and concerns, share traffic data, and develop strategies to lower vehicle speeds, reduce collisions and make it safer and easier to walk and bike to school. These meetings are open to the public and all are welcome. 

Issue Identification Meetings – May 2014

Purpose: Review existing conditions and traffic data, discuss toolbox of potential improvements, and hear concerns and ideas from neighbors and the school communities

Tuesday, May 13, 3:00 to 4:30 PM, Pinehurst Playground Shelterhouse, 12029 14th Ave NE
Wednesday, May 14, 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM, Pinehurst Playground Shelterhouse, 12029 14th Ave NE

Additional meetings will be held in the community and with Pinehurst area businesses. More information will be coming soon.

Conceptual Designs – June-August 2014

SDOT will synthesize community input and define roadway improvement alternatives based on community input and traffic data

Design Alternatives Review Meetings – September 2014

SDOT will share conceptual improvement options and seek feedback from the community

Implementation Timeline

  • 2015 Short-term improvements, such as changes to signs and pavement markings
  • 2015 Design for civil improvements
  • 2016 civil improvement construction
  • SDOT will develop a funding strategy for longer term improvements

Ongoing – Evaluation

  • Seek and respond to community feedback
  • Collect and evaluate speed, volume and collision data at one-year intervals
  • Make adjustments if needed
  • Stay Connected

If you have questions or would like to share your perspective on traffic safety around Pinehurst School, please contact Brian Dougherty at 206-684-5124 or via e-mail at brian.dougherty@seattle.gov  

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