NE 65th St Vision Zero Project

What's happening now?

In early December, we hosted two drop-in sessions to provide information and talk with the community about the latest designs for NE 65th St. If you weren't able to attend, you can find the information presented at the sessions in the links below.

We're reviewing all feedback we heard in conversations. from written comment forms, and via email. A few of the themes we heard included feedback about the transit island design and preserving more pedestrian space; interest in additional crosswalks and questions about intersection design treatments and traffic operations. We'll follow up in the New Year with more information about final design and how community feedback was incorporated.

Final project design is anticipated in winter 2018 and we expect to start construction to implement the improvements in summer 2018.

Project Fact Sheet

Illustration, NE 65th and 15th Ave NE (December 2017)

Illustration, NE 65th and 25th Ave NE (December 2017)

Display Boards

Public forum

Public forum
Photos from May 18 Neighborhood Transportation Forum


NE 65th St is an arterial that moves people and goods throughout northeast Seattle. The street supports a diverse collection of retail shopping, restaurants, schools, parks, and activity centers, and the Roosevelt Link Light Rail station will bring additional bustle to the street in 2021.

Since 2012, there have been 3 fatalities, 1 serious injury, and 231 collisions along this busy corridor between NE Ravenna Blvd and 39thAve NE. Seattle is committed to Vision Zero, our plan to end traffic deaths and serious injuries by 2030. Learn more at

We’re launching a collaborative process to review street conditions along NE 65th St. In June 2016, Councilmember Rob Johnson and members of the community marched along the street, asking the city to study the corridor. Community concerns are explained further at #Fix65th. Safety is our number one priority, and we are committed to preventing crashes and improving safety for all travelers by making street improvements.

Together with the community, we will determine the specific nature and design elements of the necessary changes. We’ll consider traffic calming, signal modifications, pavement repair, and pedestrian and bicycle safety enhancements.

Project Area

Project map

Outreach & Schedule

In 2013, we conducted outreach to help update Seattle's Bicycle Master Plan. At that time we committed to working with the community to identifying transportation solutions for NE 65th St prior to implementing changes. We launched this effort in February 2017.

February 28, 2017 1st Community Forum to review existing conditions, share travel experience and gather input on possible safety strategies
March-May 2017 Implemented short-term safety improvements
May 18, 2017 2nd Community Forum to review possible concepts and get input on what to include in final concept
Summer/Fall 2017 Identify preferred corridor-wide plan and continue outreach to corridor stakeholders
December 12/14 2017 Design update public drop-in sessions
January 2018 Design complete
Summer 2018 Implement corridor-wide improvements


Outreach Materials
Project Fact Sheet (December 2017)
Illustration, NE 65th and 15th Ave NE (December 2017)
Illustration, NE 65th and 25th Ave NE (December 2017)
Display Boards (December 2017)

2nd Neighborhood Transportation Forum
Online Survey Summary
Proposed cross-sections (May 2017) 
Display Boards (May 2017) 
Neighborhood Transportation Forum Notice (April 2017)
Project Fact Sheet (May 2017)

1st Neighborhood Transportation Forum
Survey Results Summary (March 2017) 
Neighborhood Transportation Forum Summary (February 2017) 
Neighborhood Transportation Forum Display Boards (February 28, 2017)
Project Fact Sheet (February 2017)
Neighborhood Transportation Forum Notice (February 2017)

Get Involved

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