Safe Routes to School: Lowell-Meany

Updated: April 6, 2021

What’s happening now?

Construction of the Lowell-Meany Safe Routes to School Project is now complete! For general comments and questions, please contact Seattle Department of Transportation at 206-684-ROAD (7623).

Project Overview

This Safe Routes to School project improved safety and access for kids to walk and bike to school between Lowell Elementary and Meany Middle School. We made several improvements to calm traffic, increase visibility, and reduce the crossing distance at intersections:

  • Curb ramps and some curb bulbs along the route to improve accessibility and safety at crosswalks and intersections
  • Traffic calming measures like speed humps along E Republican St
  • Crosswalk improvements, like crosswalk striping, and sensors at:
    • 12th Ave E/E Harrison St
    • 12th Ave E/E Roy St
    • 15th Ave E/E Republican St (see graphic below)
    • 19th Ave E/E Republican St
  • Flashing crosswalk beacons at:
    • E Harrison St/15th Ave E
    • E Harrison St/12th Ave E
    • E Republican St/19th Ave E
    • E Roy St/12th Ave E
  • Crossing improvements at 15th Ave E/E Harrison St

15th and Harrison

Planned improvements map of 15th Ave E and E Republican St.
Improvements at 15th Ave E and E Republican St

All greenways include stop bars and stop signs along the route. Please note that all non-arterial streets that approach the Lowell-Meany route will include a 2-way stop.

Example of sign changes diagram
Example of sign changes. 13th Ave E and E Mercer St

Example of new stop signs diagram
Example of new stop signs: 16th Ave E and E Republican St

Similar projects were constructed at 31 Seattle schools in 2019. Projects include new crosswalks, new sidewalks, new signals, and traffic calming on the walking routes to school.

Selected Route

Selected route map

Schedule

Construction began in summer 2019 and was completed in spring 2020.

Funding

This project is funded by the 9-year Levy to Move Seattle, approved by voters in 2015. Additional funding comes from a Washington State Department of Transportation grant and our local Safe Routes to School program.

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