Public Safety

Goals include increased investments to promote safety measures while also proactively recognizing and mitigating the institutional and systemic issues related to over-policing of communities of color, low-income communities via the use of excessive force and racial profiling.

2023 Progress

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2022 Progress

South Park Public Safety Task Force

Implement Pedestrian and Bicyclist safety along S Cloverdale St

Similar to the work in Georgetown via the Reconnect West Seattle Home Zones program, SDOT completed a number of safety improvements in South Park. Some major highlights include: upgraded the crossing at 10th Ave S and 12th Ave S, lowering the speed limit as you approach the neighborhood sections of South Park and included radar speed signs, and upgraded stop bars and signage at 14th and Cloverdale and installed left-turn pockets and protected left turns at 7th and Cloverdale.

Duwamish River Trail/8t Ave S. Trail Improvements

SDOT partnered with community organizations like Duwamish Valley Youth Corps to complete much-needed trail clearing from W Marginal Way S into South Park. Additionally, SDOT included wayfinding signage and trail connection with asphalt to guide where people bike on the trail.

2021 Progress

SDOT implemented pedestrian safety and traffic calming projects as part of Reconnect West Seattle and supported improvements to the Duwamish Bikeway/8th Ave. S Trail in South Park 

2020 Progress

SDOT made lighting improvements under State Route 99 and implemented pedestrian safety and traffic calming projects in South Park and Georgetown.

Sustainability and Environment

Jessyn Farrell, Director
Address: 700 5th Avenue, #1868, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: PO Box 94729, Seattle, WA, 98124-4729
Phone: (206) 256-5158

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