Sand Point Way NE

What's happening now?

In 2017, we completed a transportation study to identify potential corridor enhancements along Sand Point Way NE. Now we want to hear from those who live, work and play along Sand Point Way NE. Our goal is to gather feedback on local conditions, opportunities and potential challenges along the street.

We are working with our Vision Zero and Sidewalk Development programs to make sure improvements contribute to a safer, more comfortable space for all travelers.

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Background

Sand Point Way NE is an arterial street in northeast Seattle lined with single and multi-family homes. Sand Point Way connects many activity centers such as, University Village, University of Washington, Seattle Children’s Hospital, Magnuson Park, and runs parallel to the Burke-Gilman Trail. 16,000 vehicles travel on Sand Point Way NE each weekday and many bus routes serve the corridor.

In 2016, residents from the community submitted a request to fund sidewalk improvements along Sand Point Way NE. This request was driven by the lack of continuous sidewalks, and the safety concerns within the corridor, which led to a transportation study.

Project Goals

Our primary goals are to improve safety and mobility along the corridor, so people who live, work, and play along Sand Point Way can have a more comfortable, enjoyable experience.

  • Increase safety and predictability for all travelers
  • Improve travel options for those who live, work, and play along Sand Point Way NE
  • Update intersections and enhance pedestrian crossings
  • Enhance access to transportation and recreation for people of all ages and abilities
  • Connect sidewalks to the existing sidewalks, walkways and biking network (Burke-Gilman Trail)

We aim to work with the community to identify common themes and develop improvements.

Project Area

Sand Point Way Corridor Project Area Map
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Project Outreach*

2016

Community members applied for a Your Voice, Your Choice grant. The grant was used to study potential improvements for Sand Point Way NE.

2017

On January 25, initial findings from the study were shared at a public meeting.

2018

Outreach and design.

2019

Construction.

*Subject to change

Project Funding

The initial study for this project was funded through Neighborhood Parks and Streets Fund, a program where community members can apply for small-scale improvements to streets and parks. Learn more about NPSF. In 2017, NPSF transformed into the Your Voice, Your Choice: Parks & Streets program.

The project is funded by the Levy to Move Seattle, a 9-year $930 million levy approved by voters in 2015.

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