New Crosswalk & Curb Bulbs Coming To NW 65th Street

Seattle Department of Transportation announced on Tuesday, November 27 that construction of the planned pedestrian safety improvements at NW 65th Street and 6th Ave NW will begin in the next couple weeks, pending completion of other area projects.

This project, years in the making, is a critical crossing point necessary for the creation of the future 6th Ave NW Greenway.  Here’s a diagram of what neighbors can expect when the crossing is complete:

NW 65th and 6th Ave NW Crosswalk

The 6th Ave NW Greenway has been in the works for several years and enjoys the support of neighbors and businesses. The original crossing concept was created by Chris Saleeba and Fred Young of Alta Planning & Design and won 2nd Place in the 2015 Seattle Neighborhood Greenways PARK(ing) Day Design Competition.  

Thank you to the following individuals and groups for their continued support.  Cathy Tuttle and Gordon Padelford, Seattle Neighborhoods GreenwayJamee Ashburn, Ballard GreenwaysRobin Randels of Greenwood-Phinney Greenways, Dawn Hemminger of Groundswell NW and the East Ballard Community Association and Chris Saleeba and Fred Young of Alta Planning & Design.

Learn more about this project:

  1. SDOT project document (dated 2016):  6th Ave NW Greenway
  2. Seattle Neighborhoods Greenway: Safe routes to school
  3. West Woodland Neighbors Updates:  6th Ave NW Greenway Posts

Photo below, dated August 2015, shows neighbors participating in the 6th Ave NW Greenway Walk, lead by Cathy Tuttle formerly of Seattle Neighborhood Greenways. 

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