Resident Proposes Safer Crossing at NE 70th St.
Resident Scott Cooper sent us a proposal that he created to help make a safer pedestrian crossing near Green Lake. The proposal aims to obtain funding through Seattle’s 2015 Neighborhood Park and Street Fund to make a much-needed improvement to a major thoroughfare connecting Green Lake to the Roosevelt neighborhood. Currently NE 70th St at 8th Ave NE (right next to the I-5 N on-ramp) has no pedestrian crossing and is a high-traffic area for both cars and pedestrians. Vehicles frequently speed across the I-5 overpass and while this is an area that has been pegged for pedestrian and biking improvements by the City, it has not received any attention, says Scott.
“My goal is to make this intersection safer before a tragic accident occurs,” he said.
Scott is submitting the proposal today but asked that people sign his online petition/letter of support: http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/crossing70th.
The proposal then goes through several rounds of review from local municipalities and the NE District Council. Approval of funding for projects such as this would not happen until September.
For more information about the project, email firstname.lastname@example.org.