Safe Routes to School: Lowell-Meany

Updated: August 23, 2018

Project Overview

This Safe Routes to School project will make it safer and easier for kids to walk and bike to school between Lowell Elementary and Meany Middle School. We are currently designing the project and construction is expected as early as summer 2019. We are making 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
    • 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

Lowell Meany Project Map

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. 15th Ave E and E Mercer St

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

Similar projects are being constructed at 31 Seattle schools this year. Projects include new crosswalks, new sidewalks, new signals, and traffic calming on the walking routes to school. Sign up for email updates.

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Schedule

Design reached 60% in Summer 2018 and is expected to reach 90% in Fall 2018.

Construction may begin as early as Summer 2019.

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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