North Downtown Mobility Action Plan

Updated: October 15, 2018

What’s happening now?

Thank you to everyone involved in the North Downtown Mobility Access Plan process.

You’ve helped prioritize projects for your neighborhoods, now view the draft North Downtown Mobility Action Plan (NODO MAP), inlcuding recommended priority projects (chapter 5).

Overview

The purpose of the North Downtown Mobility Action Plan is to support access to and mobility through North Downtown, which includes Uptown, Belltown, and South Lake Union neighborhoods. This action plan will identify and prioritize transportation improvements for all modes building on existing community plans.

In partnership with the neighborhoods, the Mobility Action Plan will:

  • Review existing community plans and planned projects
  • Identify ways to improve how we move, connect, and experience our streets and public places
  • Evaluate and prioritize potential projects

Schedule

2017

October*
PROJECT KICKOFF MEETING 10/23

  • Develop desired outcomes
  • Confirm areas of focus

November*
COMMUNITY WORKSHOP 11/18

  • Establish vision and goals
  • Review planned projects
  • Identify key issues and opportunities

2018

December/January/February
DEVELOP AND EVALUATE POTENTIAL PROJECTS

March/April*
DRAFT PRIORITIZED PROJECT LIST AND COMMUNITY FEEDBACK

May - September
Refine project list and develop planning-level cost estimates

October*
OPEN HOUSE FOR FEEDBACK ON PRIORITY PROJECTS

*Participate in public meeting

Graphic of project schedule

Materials

April 2018 Open House

In April we held an open house to share the tiered project list. Our prioritization process got us to the tiered project lists below:

An important input was knowing the upcoming projects in North Downtown. In addition, we shared information on the Transportation Fund and our overall public outreach and anticipated schedule.

March 2018 Community Meetings

In March and early April we held a community meeting in each of the North Downtown neighborhoods of Uptown, Belltown, and South Lake Union. Below are the boards from the community meeting, including the new project ideas and maps that attendees voted on.

November 2017 Workshop

Kick-off Feedback and What’s Planned
Several maps highlight the feedback we received at the October project kick-off, indicating the hot spots where participants requested improvements. The feedback boards are followed by maps of SDOT’s funded projects as well as projects identified in citywide and neighborhood plans. The maps of what we heard and what’s planned are displayed by mode: driving and goods delivery, transit, walking, and bicycling.

Building an Evaluation Framework
Feedback we received at the October kick-off about the project’s guiding principles was translated into measures we could use to build an evaluation framework. We asked participants at the November Community Workshop to rate potential measures of success for evaluating projects to achieve our guiding principles, or suggest other potential measures.

Walking and Bicycling Tour Maps
Check out the maps for three different walking tours or a biking tour to explore the neighborhoods on your own. Have comments for improvements along the tour routes? Email them to northdowntown@seattle.gov.

Click on the following links to see snapshots of what we heard:

October 2017 open house boards

Partners

Project Belltown logo

South Lake Union Community Council logo Project Belltown logo
Updated: 5/4/2018