Streets, sidewalks, and everything in between are about to get improvements as part of Seattle Department of Transportation’s Neighborhood Street Fund (NSF) program! After reading proposals, visiting locations, and reviewing the data, SDOT has finished turning our ideas into 65 conceptual designs which could help with safety, accessibility, livability, and more.
Two of the proposed projects would benefit the West Woodland neighborhood directly, by providing a safe route for pedestrians to cross Market Street & cyclist crossing Leary to the Burke-Gilman trail. Special thanks to Seattle Neighborhood Greenways for advocating on our neighborhoods behalf! Without their support, these projects wouldn’t be on this list!
Proposed Safe Routes to School Project for 6th Ave NW and NW Market Street. Credit: Google Street View
The Neighborhood District Councils will now have chance to read the designs and rank their priority, before sending them to the Levy to Move Seattle Oversight Committee for review later this fall. The list of funded projects is expected by the end of October. Projects will be finalized in 2017 and constructed in 2018. Public engagement for each project will begin once the project list is finalized. We look forward to working with you!
How Are These Projects Funded?
The NSF Program is funded by the Levy to Move Seattle. The 9-year, $930 million levy provides funding to improve safety for all travelers, maintain our streets and bridges, and invest in reliable, affordable travel options for a growing city. The levy includes $24 million to continue the Neighborhood Street Fund program over the next 9 years.
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