The *5* final projects that could make Central Seattle streets and sidewalks safer

Olive at the I-5 onramp *AFTER* a previous round of pedestrian improvements. Probably some more work to do, no? (Image: WSDOT)

Olive at the I-5 onramp *AFTER* a previous round of pedestrian improvements. Probably some more work to do, no? (Image: WSDOT)

Earlier in May, CHS shared details of 15 projects that could make Central Seattle streets and sidewalks safer. Each of the 15 probably could. But only five of them will — or will have a chance to thanks to the East District Neighborhood Council and the Neighborhood Street Fund. Below are the five proposals that were recommended by the council and will now be passed through SDOT’s “high level design & cost estimate” vetting process. Once that feasibility analysis is complete in September, the council can rank the five finalists and pass them back to SDOT for possible implementation. There are apparently no guarantees in the world of NSF projects. “There is NO guarantee they will pick any of our ranked projects – they have their own process separate from our own,” an email announcing the East District finalists reads.

The five 2016 proposals are below:

  1. Melrose Promenade – Olive Way & Interstate 5 areaScreen Shot 2016-05-09 at 9.30.26 PM
  2. Melrose Promenade – Pike to Pine ImprovementsScreen Shot 2016-05-09 at 9.31.14 PM
  3. 12th & Main signalScreen Shot 2016-05-09 at 9.42.34 PM
  4. Safe Walk to Montlake SchoolScreen Shot 2016-05-09 at 9.43.19 PM
  5. E Madison St and McGilvra Blvd E intersectionScreen Shot 2016-05-09 at 9.45.29 PM
February 23, 2016Neighborhood Street Fund (NSF) call for applications
March 2016Briefings for Neighborhood District Councils on NSF Program
April 17, 2016Deadline for submitting NSF Proposals to SDOT
May 2016Screening of proposals by SDOT and selection of 5 projects by each of the 13 Neighborhood District Councils for further evaluation
June – August 2016SDOT conducts a high level design & cost estimate of the 65 projects selected by the neighborhood District Councils.
September 2016Each Neighborhood District Council prioritizes its own list of projects.
September – October 2016The Move Seattle Citizen Oversight Committee evaluates all proposed projects and makes funding recommendations to the Mayor & City Council.
November 20162017 Budget adopted
2017SDOT designs projects
2018SDOT builds projects
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