Category Archives: Pedestrian Safety

Neighbors Express Safety Concerns along NW 125th St.

On Oct. 17, 2011 a group of neighbors near NW 125th St. and 8th Ave. NW met with Gary Schimek from Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) to express their concerns for pedestrian safety on 125th after SPU recently widened and paved the drainage ditch on the south side of the street.  NW 125th Street between 8th Ave. NW…

Safe Walks to Broadview-Thomson School

Friends, We, Gloria Butts, Member of the Neighborhood Planning Advisory  Committee for Broadview-Bitter Lake-Haller Lake; Kate Martin, Candidate for District 2 of the Seattle Public Schools Board; Kelly Crimmins, Parent of a child at Broadview-Thomson; Carol Mendoza, Assistant Principal at Broadview-Thomson; and I met with Brian Dougherty, Associate Transportation Planner for the Seattle Department of Transportation.  We met at…

MAYOR’S TOWN HALL NEEDED MORE PARTICIPANTS IN THE AUDIENCE TO MATCH THE CITY’S WORK IN STAGING THE EVENT…

Seattle residents in three zip codes (98133, 98117, and 98177) out here in the Northwest Seattle section of the City were invited to this Mayor’s Town Hall meeting last night. Given the amount of time and attention invested in staging these events, the turnout was a bit disappointing. I’d estimate attendance at around 70 to…

Crosswalk Construction at 130th & Aurora

A long-awaited improvement to pedestrian crosswalks at N 130th St. and Aurora Avenue N will begin construction on Tuesday May 31.  Seattle Department of Transportation has provided the infomation below. The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) would like to inform you that construction will begin soon on a new crosswalk project in your neighborhood.  Project…

Speak Up About Transportation Needs

Seattle Department of transportation is sponsoring meetings to gather input from you about transportation needs.  The Citizens Transportation Advisory Committee III will hold a workshop at the Fremont Library on May 24 from 5:30 – 7:30 PM.  Mayor McGinn will attend. 

Enforcement patrols on Aurora Avenue North Thursday April 14th

“The Aurora Traffic Safety Project would like to inform you of an upcoming safe driving enforcement patrol on Aurora Avenue North.

On April 14th beginning at 6:30 am and running all day and evening, the Seattle Police Department, Washington State Patrol and Washington Liquor Control Board will be conducting a major traffic enforcement patrol to deter aggressive and distracted driving on Aurora.

North 143rd Sidewalk Project Update

Just wanted to update you on the progress for the N 143rd Street sidewalk project. SDOT is proceeding with designing a concrete sidewalk on the northside of N 143rd Street from 1st Ave NW to the existing asphalt walkway just west of Linden Ave N.

Join Seattle City Councilmember Tom Rasmussen in North Seattle

 Seattle – Councilmember Tom Rasmussen, Chair of the Transportation Committee, will spend time in the Broadview neighborhood of Seattle this Saturday listening to residents.  ”I’m looking forward to visiting all areas of our City to speak with residents about their concerns and help answer their questions,” said Councilmember Tom Rasmussen. “I’d like to hear people’s…

Driving us Crazy in Broadview

An excellent article by Bob Young titled “Driving us Crazy” in the February 13 Seattle Times Pacific Northwest Magazine describes some of the traffic challenges we all face each day. Part of the article features Linden Avenue North resident Richard Dyksterhuis and his work to improve traffic safety in Broadview. But my problems seem minor compared to someone…

New Sidewalk on N 125th St.

Doug Cox, Associate Planner, Multimodal Program & Project Group, SDOT Traffic Management Division notified the Broadview Community Council (BCC) of a project to build a new sidewalk.  Below is from his email message” “I am eager to share the news with you that in 2011, SDOT plans to build another sidewalk in your area…this time on…