North Seattle School Crossing Safety Enhancements

Updated: February 25, 2021

What’s happening now?

Thank you to all who participated in the community prioritization process for this Neighborhood Street Fund project!  

Our project team is coordinating with 4 north Seattle schools (Lakeside, Ingraham, Broadview Thomson, and Northgate) to improve visibility and enhance safety for kids walking and biking to school with new colorful crosswalk designs. After studying the various crosswalk locations and traffic counts, we will install 4 new brightly colored crosswalks in the spring/summer of 2021 (see map below). 

Map - School crossings

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Project Overview

Our project team coordinated with 4 north Seattle schools (Lakeside, Ingraham, Broadview Thomson, and Northgate) to improve visibility and enhance safety for kids walking and biking to school with new colorful crosswalk designs. After studying the various crosswalk locations and traffic counts, we will repaint existing crosswalks and install 4 new brightly colored crosswalks in the spring/summer of 2021. 

Benefits

  • Better visibility of people walking and biking in the crosswalk
  • Slow down drivers near schools

Design

School Crossing example

An example of colorful crosswalk design (above)

New Crosswalk Design by Dahvee Enciso

Design for the new crosswalks by Dahvee Enciso (above)

Project Area

New crosswalks will be added to the following intersections near each North Seattle School: 

  • Lakeside School 1st Ave NE and N 135th St

1stAndN135th_LakesideXwalk

  • Northgate Elementary 1st Ave NE and N 120th St  

1st&120th_NorthgateXwalk

  • Ingraham High School Meridian Ave NE and N 135th St 

Meridian&N135th_IngrahamXwalk

  • Broadview Thompsen K-8 Greenwood Ave NE and N 130th St

Broadview Thompson - Greenwood and 130th 

Schedule

The Neighborhood Street Fund 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

In 2019, the North Seattle School Crossing Safety Enhancements project 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. 

Questions?

If you have questions or need translated materials, please contact us at NSF_NorthSeattleSchools@seattle.gov or (206) 450-0838. Thank you.

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