NE 65th Street Pedestrian Safety Enhancements

Updated: December 27, 2019

What's happening now?

This project is now in the early stages of design and we'd like to hear from you before we move forward with design in 2020 and construction in 2021.

There are several ways to submit your feedback:

  • Send an email directly to the project email address.
  • Call 206-733-9361. When leaving a voicemail, be sure to state which project you're calling about and whether you'd like a return call from our team.
  • Review project concepts and submit your feedback via a comment form at participating libraries and community centers (click here to find a library or community center near you). Comment forms are available in English, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Somali and Vietnamese.  To request comment forms in other languages or other reasonable accommodations or assistance, please contact us at: NSF@seattle.gov or 206-733-9361

The comment period will be open until January 31, 2020.

Project Overview

In 2019, the NE 65th Street Pedestrian Safety Enhancements was one of 15 projects selected by the Levy to Move Seattle Oversight Committee to be funded through SDOT’s Neighborhood Street Fund (NSF) Program.

Continuing off of the safety & traffic improvements completed under the NE 65t Street Vision Zero Project in Spring 2019, this project will be funded by the Levy Oversight Committee and it aims to build and accomplish the following:

Elements

  • New painted crosswalks at Brooklyn Ave NE, 14th Ave NE, 21st Ave NE and 28th Ave NE
  • New flashing beacons at 21st Ave NE and 28th Ave NE
  • Small concrete islands protecting bicycle lanes at Brooklyn Ave NE and 14th Ave NE intersections
  • New curb bulbs at 21st Ave NE and 28th Ave NE

Benefits

  • Provides a safer, more comfortable, and more accessible route for walking and rolling across NE 65th St for students and pedestrians.
  • Improve crossing awareness and expectation for drivers.
  • Meet current and future demands for future development at crossing locations.
  • Encourages slower vehicle speeds near commercial, residential, and high pedestrian usage streets.
  • Increases convenience by minimizing out-of-direction travel
  • Connects people walking or rolling to transit, businesses, and community destinations

Design

Project concept plans 88A

Project concept plants 88B

Project concept plans 88C

Schedule

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

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

Project Background

NE 65th St is an arterial that moves people and goods throughout northeast Seattle. The street supports a diverse collection of retail shopping, restaurants, schools, parks, and activity centers. This area will also be the future home for The Roosevelt Link Light Rail station, which will bring additional activity to the street in 2021.

The project, located at NE 65th St and Brooklyn Ave NE / 14th Ave NE / 17th Ave NE or 18th Ave NE / 21st Ave NE / 28th Ave NE are currently unmarked crosswalks. These areas experience many pedestrian crossings, from high school students walking to and from school and users accessing bus stops, parks, and businesses on the opposite side of the street. The crossing demand is anticipated to increase with continued development of the Roosevelt neighborhood.

Note: funds not used for this project will be returned to the NSF program budget.

Questions?

If you have questions or need translated materials, please contact us at NSF_NE65@seattle.gov or 206-773-9361. Thank you.

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