Hawthorne Elementary and S Genesee St Safer Community Pedestrian Connections

Project Updates

Our project team is advancing the project design through the fall. We will be in the neighborhood this summer, participating in a few Columbia City Farmers' Markets and in Bicycle Sundays at Seward Park, so feel free to stop by and say hello. We will continue to provide updates to the community and coordinate with interested stakeholders and neighbors through email, phone calls, and meetings.

What's next?

It's too early to share construction information, but we anticipate being able to do so later this fall. Design will be complete by the end of 2017, with construction set to begin in 2018.

Project Description

The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) will improve crossings for pedestrian and people biking at five locations in the Mt Baker and Columbia City neighborhoods (see graphic below). These improvements reduce crossing distances and increase visibility at intersections for people walking, biking and driving.

In 2016, the Hawthorne Elementary and S Genesee St Safer Community Pedestrian Connections project was one of 12 selected by the Levy to Move Seattle Oversight Committee to be funded through the SDOT's Neighborhood Street Fund (NSF) program. The NSF program funds projects requested by the community.

Looking northeast from the southeast corner of the intersection of S Genesee St and Cascadia Ave S
Looking northeast from the southeast corner of the intersection of
S Genesee St and Cascadia Ave S

Project elements

  • Adding crossing beacons at the existing marked crosswalk at S Genesee St and Cascadia Ave S
  • Constructing curb bulbs either in concrete or with landscaping at the intersections of:
    • S Dakota St and 38th Ave S
    • S Conover Way and 42nd Ave S
    • S Angeline St and 38th Ave S
  • Constructing a missing piece of sidewalk leading from S Snoqualmie St and 42nd Ave S up to the park pathway

The project supports parking restrictions within 20 feet of a pedestrian crossing, improving sight distances.

Early Design Concept

Early Design Concept

Project Benefits

  • Safer pedestrian and bicycle connections in the neighborhood
  • Safer routes to school for students
  • Shorter crossing distances and increased visibility at intersections for people walking, biking and driving

Project Schedule


NSF applications and project selection


Project design


Project construction


NSF applications and project selection (new cycle)

Project Library

Fact Sheet February 2017
SDOT Project Review Document

Project Funding

Funding comes from the 2015 voter-approved, nine-year Levy to Move Seattle, which will improve 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.

This project will also receive funding from SDOT's Safe Routes to School Program, which makes it easier and safer for students to walk and bike around Seattle.

Public Outreach and Engagement

We are committed to keeping you informed throughout the life of the project. You can expect outreach to students and parents of Hawthorne Elementary and adjacent project neighbors in 2017. Feel free to contact us at any time.

We'd also like to know:

  • What do you like about the design shown above, so far? Do you have any concerns?
  • Do you have recommendations for how to keep people up-to-date about the project?

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To request information in another format:

We are designing and building a transportation project proposed by your neighbors to make it safer for people walking and biking and to strengthen community. To learn more about the project or request translations call (206) 451-8191.

Estamos disenando y construyendo un proyecto de transporte propuesto por nuestros vecinos a fin de que sea mas seguro para que las personas caminen y monten bicicleta y asimismo fortalecer a la comunidad. Para obtener mayor informacion acerca del proyecto o para solicitar transporte llamar a: (206) 451-8191.

Chúng tôi đang thiết kế và xây dựng một dự án giao thông đề xuất bởi chính những người hàng xóm của quý vị nhằm làm cho việc đi bộ và đi xe đạp trở nên an toàn hơn và cộng đồng vững mạnh hơn. Để tìm hiểu thêm về dự án hoặc yêu cầu các bản dịch, hãy gọi (206) 451-8191.

我們正在設計並建造一個由您的鄰居提議的交通計畫,這個計畫旨在改善人們的步行及騎車安全,並強化社區。 如需進一步瞭解這項計畫,或是申請翻譯服務,請撥打(206) 451-8191.

我们正在设计并建造一个由您的邻居提议的交通计划,这个计划旨在改善人们的步行及骑车安全,并强化社区。 如需进一步了解这项计划,或是申请翻译服务,请拨打 (206) 451-8191.

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