Weigh in on new crossing at 15th and 83rd before end of January

There will be a new crosswalk at the intersection of 15th Ave NW and NW 83rd St, and the City is asking for feedback on the project concept.

The crosswalk project is one of 15 total projects around the city chosen in the Neighborhood Street Fund program. The City will collect feedback on all 15 projects before designing in 2020 and construction in 2021.

The project in Ballard entails a new pedestrian and bike signal and a marked crosswalk at the intersection of 15th and 83rd. The current design is shown below:

The City will be accepting feedback on the design in three ways:

  • Online: Send an email directly to the project you would like to provide feedback on: NSF_15AveNW@seattle.gov 
  • Phone: Call 206-733-9361. When leaving a voicemail, be sure to state which project you’re calling about and whether you’d like a return call from the project team.
  • In person: Review project concepts and submit your feedback via a comment form at participating libraries and community centers (click here to find a library or community center near you).

Comments and feedback will be accepted through January 31, 2020. For a map with all 15 projects, click here.


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Tim888
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Tim888

Great, except there need to be pedestrian crossing signals in the median as well as curbside, as 15th is very wide.

elenchos2
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elenchos2

Not in Ballard!

El Grunion
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El Grunion

such a waste of resources – 85th is not even a true 2 blocks away. dumb.

matthuhiggins
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matthuhiggins

When you ride your bike from 24th & 83rd to Greenwood & 83rd, what route do you usually take?

El Grunion
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El Grunion

derrrrp. 85th or 80th.

SurlyAF
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SurlyAF

He obviously doesn’t ride a bike if he says he rides 85th or 80th.

El Grunion
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El Grunion

i can and do ride my bike on any and all city streets – even those without bike lanes, “sharrows” (ugh, that name) or other cute lil travel softeners many seem to require.

either way, my bike route has nothing to do with the fact that a lighted crosswalk is utterly ridiculous at this location as people are just overburdened by going a bit further north to 85th. wahhh.

SurlyAF
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SurlyAF

It’s one thing to think “I can and do ride my bike on any and all city streets”, but whether it’s smart and safe or not is another. Yeah, I also feel I could ride my bike on any street, even up 15th, but I’d be stupid to do so if there’s a better, safer route like 17th, which also doesn’t cause me to also slow vehicle traffic. Not every cyclist feels safe doing that so the idea is to develop a route to keep bikes off 85th and 80th for the safety of both cyclists and drivers, and it’d also keep traffic flowing more smoothly.

Truth
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Truth

People shouldn’t need to walk 1/4 mile to cross the street in a walkable city.

24th and 8th are arterials, mere blocks away. By your logic, we should close 15th to cars, since they can use those streets.

ballardsucks
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ballardsucks

I have weighed in the city never listens. They just care about generating income so they can be filthy rich. The only way to have an opinion in this city is to have money.

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