Pedestrian signal and crosswalk coming to 15th and 83rd

Walking across 15th Ave NW at NW 83rd St will soon be much safer: a pedestrian signal and marked crosswalk will be installed at the intersection.

The project was chosen out of several ideas proposed to receive funding through SDOT’s Neighborhood Street Fund program. The ideas were then put to the public for input and to help the City prioritize which projects should be considered for funding.

The current crossing is minimal, with just a cut-out median that doesn’t do much to stop drivers on the six-lane arterial or provide safe crossing for pedestrians.

The Levy to Move Seattle Oversight Committee has selected the project and will spend $450,000 to add a pedestrian half-signal and a marked crosswalk on the north side of the intersection.

For a full list of the selected projects around the city and read more on the program, visit the Urbanist.org for their report.


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carsongbaker
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carsongbaker

Well it is something. Pretty disappointing though that after all that process only one District 6 project was approved.

Marigold
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Marigold

It’s a start. Now put on demand crosswalk signals at every intersection on both 15th as well as Leary closest to bus stops. Stop making transit riders play Frogger in traffic when trying to catch their bus.

Paintking
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Paintking

I see lazy people. How many children would all of this $$ feed? For Gods sakes, WTF happened to walking a few feet and being on time for YOUR bus? Is it all of our problem YOU are late and or being stuck riding the bus? Really? Lazy and lame. Traffic flow? We don’t need no stinkin flow.

Truth
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Truth

If Reagan hadn’t cut taxes on the wealthy from 70% to 38%, we could afford both pedestrian crossings AND feeding starving children.

I’m with you brother, roll back the Reagan tax cuts!

El Grunion
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El Grunion

lol – love how reagan gets blamed for this and that – you know, he was president in the mid ’80s, right? that’s over 30 years ago…lol

Truth
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Truth

Well, his tax cuts are still here, still being detrimental to the overall success and well being of our country.

So who do we blame if not the guy who heralded the tax cuts and shepherded them through Congress?

gobigblue
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gobigblue

How many children will now be able to cross 15th safely while walking to and from
school? WTF happened to stopping at crosswalks – all intersections are crosswalks – when someone wants to cross the street?

El Grunion
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El Grunion

yep, can’t have someone walk ALL THE WAY TO 85TH where there is a perfectly good traffic signal. there’s even one on 80th for crying out loud. so dumb.

Paintking
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Paintking

Created lazy mind numbed liberals and millennials who can’t walk that 500 feet to the nearest signal. This, is 1 step closer to banning autos. Ya know, we really need to be more like some Swiss alpine village, with NO damn cars.

gobigblue
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gobigblue

Crazy lazy mind numbed drivers who can’t follow the law and stop at intersections – all are legal crosswalks – when someone is trying to cross the street.

Truth
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Truth

I like your logic! Instead of building this pedestrian crossing, we should just ban cars from 15th. They can just not be lazy and head over to Aurora or I-5 if they want to go north or south.

Let’s do it!

gobigblue
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gobigblue

yep, can’t have someone follow the law and stop at intersections – all are legal crosswalks – when someone is trying to cross the street. so dumb.

Pedestrian
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Pedestrian

I’m not a liberal or a millennial and I like to walk. I walk because I’m not lazy. Sometimes I walk to get somewhere and sometimes I just walk for the joy of walking. And yes, sometimes I’m still in a hurry. And whether or not in a hurry, I generally like to cross the road without having to worry about being run down by a baby boomer or a millennial or a generation xer that doesn’t feel the need to yield to pedestrians. Sometimes my child likes to go for walks too. He is most definitely not lazy, but he’s also only two, so walking up to 85th along a busy street actually is kind of a big deal for him. And sometimes my 80 year old mother with bad knees likes to walk over to Thai Siam when she visits. Walking up to 85th is also a big deal for her. I also find these comments ripe with irony. Apparently the folks that feel we need more law and order in this neighborhood don’t actually feel the same way when it’s applied to their actions. They don’t want to be inconvenienced for what, 10-15 seconds? Instead they’d rather… Read more »