Neighbors were out promoting pedestrian safety along Lake City Way late yesterday afternoon. Participants wore reflective gear, carried signs and repeatedly crossed the intersection at NE 130th St and Lake City Way between 4:00 and 5:00pm.
This was the first of several public outreach efforts as part of the Lake City Way Traffic Safety Corridor Project. The Traffic Safety Project, announced last December, is a multi-year effort to improve traffic and pedestrian safety along Lake City Way (LCW)/St. Route 522 between NE 75th and NE 145th. It is a collaborative project between WSDOT, SDOT and community representatives.
The project includes three elements 1) Enforcement – as the project proceeds, look for increased traffic patrols to begin along the Lake City Way corridor and known cut-through streets, 2)Engineering – WSDOT and SDOT will focus on community-identified street improvements, and 3) Education – which includes public outreach efforts like the one you see here.
Many of the participants holding signs yesterday are part of Lake City Greenways, a local advocacy group working to develop safe streets for pedestrians, bicyclists and cars. To learn more, visit the Lake City Greenways’ Facebook page.