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.