SAVE 35th AVE NE
Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) plans to eliminate all parking on the west side of 35th Ave. NE (from 47th to 85th) in order to add designated bicycle lanes on both sides. This will hurt our neighborhood and will not improve safety as claimed.
Keep It Safe and Accessible!
Tell the City to Stop, Listen, and Change the Design for the 35th Avenue NE Paving Project
- The plan reduces parking on 35th by about 60%.
- Bicyclists already have safe alternative routes: shared lanes on 35th, a bicycle greenway on 38th/39th NE that connects to the Burke Gilman trail, and other nearby streets.
- 35th Ave. is a critical neighborhood arterial that serves nearly 14,000 vehicles per day. The City’s plan envisions only one vehicle lane in each direction. This will result in gridlock. Frustrated drivers will zoom onto side streets, putting children and pedestrians in further harms way. Buses and emergency vehicles will be impeded.
- The City’s plan privileges a few over the thousands of people, including elderly and disabled people, who need to drive and cannot conduct their daily lives on bicycles. It is driven by the Seattle Bicycle Master Plan, which focuses solely on bicycling, not the well-being of neighborhoods or residents.
SPECIFIC CHANGES NEEDED:
- Restore all street parking on the west side of 35th.
- Remove designated bicycle lanes on both sides of the street.
- Improve pedestrian safety by adding flashing crosswalk lights at more intersections, not just 80th. E.g., NE 60th, 72nd, 77th, and 87th.
- Change the design to better meet our transportation and accessibility needs.
For more information or to join us, email Save35thAvenueNE@gmail.com
We would LOVE a DONATION BUT DO NOT donate on this i-petition site. It goes to them! Please send a donation to our PayPal account: save35thaveNE@gmail.com