N 34th St Mobility Improvements

What's happening now?

in winter 2018 we reached out to the Fremont community to introduce the scope of the N 34th St Mobility Project and hear initial comments and concerns from the community. In October 2018 we visited businesses along the corridor, hosted a drop-in session in January, met one-on-one by request, and held an online survey. Thank you again for the interest and participation in our initial outreach process.

N 34th Mobility Improvements Online Survey Results

N 34th Fremont Drop-in Summary (January 2018)

Next Steps:

We're currently reviewing existing conditions, studying the feasibility of the design alternatives, and investigating intersection treatments before we present more detailed design strategies. We'll develop a preferred street design concept based on your feedback, traffic data and modeling, and our modal plan recommendations.

We expect to select a design concept in late 2018, design the improvements in 2019, and implement design in 2020.

Project Overview

Fremont is rapidly becoming one of the denser neighborhoods in the Puget Sound region. As the area attracts major tech companies and new residents, we have to maintain access for freight and add travel options. Over the last year, we've worked with the Fremont community to improve transportation in the neighborhood. This project aligns with both the Freight and Bicycle Master Plans by enhancing bicycle safety for all ages and abilities while preserving freight access on N 34th St.

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. See below for the project map and more detail.

Project Details

This project will:

  • Enhance safety by upgrading the existing bike lane
  • Maintain freight access to support Seattle's demand for goods and services
  • Provide a comfortable and predictable bike connection between the Fremont Bridge and the Burke-Gilman Trail

Possible elements of the project include:

  • Maintaining a travel lane in each direction on N 34th St between Fremont Ave N and Stone Way N
  • Preserving existing on-street parking and load zones
  • Upgrading bike lanes to include a buffer with white plastic posts
  • Enhancing safety at the intersections of Fremont Ave N, Troll Ave N, and Stone Way N

Project map
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Outreach and Schedule

We're currently reviewing existing conditions and gathering community input on potential strategies. In fall 2018, we plan to develop potential street design concepts to present and gather feedback to inform the final design. Design is anticipated to occur in 2019 and construction is expected to be completed in 2020.


Survey Summary (Winter 2018)
(January 2018)
Survey & Drop-in Mailer
(January 2018)
Project Factsheet
(Fall 2017)
Project Mailer (Fall 2017)

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