Zooming down to Capitol Hill, Madison stands out as the most dangerous non-freeway in the neighborhood, especially as it goes up to First Hill just north of Seattle U campus. In the eight years included in the map, two people in cars, one person on a motorcycle (could also be a scooter) and one person walking died on the street.
The victims are marked by whether they were in a car, on a motorcycle, on a bike or walking. Each victim square also notes the victim’s age, gender and year of death.
Two people died near or on the University Bridge, two died on 24th Ave E, one died on Union near Harvard, one died on Pine near I-5 and one 89-year-old circus historian died on 17th Ave near Republican.
An area can still be dangerous without any fatalities having occurred, of course. A 12th Ave safety project continues and the city says a traffic signal wouldn’t help the crossing at Boylston and Pine where we’ve covered quite a few car vs. pedestrian incidents. The 12th Ave group meets again next week, by the way:
When: 6pm Wednesday, Dec. 7
Where: Seattle Public Library, Capitol Hill Branch (425 Harvard Ave. E.)
The city recently wrapped up a series of Road Safety Summit forums and is currently working to put the information gathered together and come up with some next steps. The final meeting will be 6 p.m December 12 at City Hall.