Neighborhood Street Fund Program

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Updated: December 3, 2019

What’s happening now?

In August 2019, the following 15 projects were selected for the 2019-2021 program cycle. Now, SDOT will design and build them. Designs will be complete in 2020 and projects will be constructed in 2021.

We’re committed to keeping you informed throughout the life of these projects. If you’d like to receive project-specific information, please subscribe below.

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1 South Delridge Pedestrian Safety Enhancements Subscribe to project updates
1 SW Barton St Pedestrian Safety Enhancements Subscribe to project updates
1 Delridge Neighborhood Greenway Safe Connections Subscribe to project updates
2 51st Ave S and Renton Ave S Traffic Safety Enhancements Subscribe to project updates
2 South Park and Georgetown Safe Connections Subscribe to project updates
2 Beacon Ave S Safety Enhancements Subscribe to project updates
2 Andover and Dakota Pedestrian Safety Enhancements Subscribe to project updates
3 Broadway and John Street Signal Subscribe to project updates
4 NE 65th Street Pedestrian Safety Enhancements Subscribe to project updates
5 NE 125th Street Pedestrian Safety Enhancements Subscribe to project updates
5 North Seattle School Crossing Safety Enhancements Subscribe to project updates
5 Little Brook Pedestrian Safety Enhancements Subscribe to project updates
6 15th Ave NW and NW 83rd St Pedestrian Safety Enhancements Subscribe to project updates
7 Yesler Way and 3rd Ave Sidewalk Repairs Subscribe to project updates
7 Denny-Stewart-Yale Safety Enhancements Subscribe to project updates

What is the Neighborhood Street Fund?

The Neighborhood Street Fund (NSF) is a city program, running on 3-year cycles, that enables the community to propose and help prioritize transportation-related projects that are then built by the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT).

What types of projects are selected?

  • Any transportation-related improvement in the city’s public right-of-way with an anticipated cost between $100,000 and $1 Million is eligible for consideration
  • Projects can fall into various categories such as: art, community placemaking, and safety improvements
  • Past projects have included sidewalk repair, pedestrian lighting, bike safety improvements, or festival streets and can all be reviewed on our Past Projects page

How are projects selected?

The public votes for their favorite projects. The top-voted projects per City Council District are then evaluated and voted on by the Levy to Move Seattle Oversight Committee (LOC) using the following criteria:

  • Equity — Using the Race and Social Equity Index and Access to Opportunity maps, equity factors to be examined included race, English language learners, foreign born, income, educational attainment, health disadvantage, economic and social opportunity, transit and public services. Learn more about equity and the City
  • Community — Results from the Community Prioritization and Voting phase will be reviewed to determine how much community support the project received
  • Safety — Data on collisions from the past 5 years will be analyzed to determine the safety needs at respective project locations
  • Usage — Using bicycle, pedestrian, and vehicle counts, evaluate how much use occurs at respective project locations to determine how many people will benefit from the proposed project
  • Connectivity — Evaluate existing Master Plans to determine whether the project will enhance connectivity

How are projects funded?

Funding comes from the 2015 voter-approved, nine-year Levy to Move Seattle, which will enhance safety for all travelers, maintain streets and bridges, and invest in reliable, affordable travel options for a growing city. The levy includes $24 Million to continue the Neighborhood Street Fund program over the nine years with approximately $8 Million for this three-year cycle.

What is the timeline from start to finish?

The NSF program runs on 3-year cycles to select, design, and build projects. The application phase for the 2019-2021 cycle opened October 2018 and projects will be constructed in 2021.

NSF timeline, described below

PhaseTimeline
Applications 2018
Community Prioritizaion and Voting 2019
Design 2020
Construction 2021

When will the next Neighborhood Street Fund application period open?

The next cycle is expected to open in late 2020 or early 2021. Subscribe here so you don't miss our updates!

Questions?

If you have questions or need translated materials, please contact us at nsf@seattle.gov or 206-733-9361.

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