Livable Streets is Seattle Children’s commitment to improving neighborhood transportation and making our streets safer as the hospital continues to grow. With this initiative, we’re dedicating nearly $4 million towards pedestrian, bicycle, and other transportation projects in Northeast Seattle over a 20-year time span.

Last year we completed phase one of Livable Streets. We are excited to share our completed first phase projects with the community:

Sand Point Way/NE 40th Street Crossing. A traffic signal and crosswalk were added to this intersection, creating a safe crossing between the hospital and the Burke-Gilman Trail.

Burke-Gilman Trail Connector. This ADA-accessible path provides a new entrance to the Burke-Gilman Trail.

39th Ave Greenway. Neighborhood greenways are residential streets with low traffic volume and reduced speeds, providing a safer environment for bicyclists and pedestrians. This project included stop signs, median islands and other improvements to a 1.9-mile section between NE 52nd Street and NE 80th Street.

NE 52nd Street and Sand Point Way NE. This once-difficult crossing between the Burke-Gilman Trail and Laurelhurst Elementary School is now safer with the addition of a traffic signal and crosswalk.

Seattle Children’s Cycle Track and Sidewalk. A new cycle path and sidewalk in front of Seattle Children’s provides a safe and easy connection between Penny Drive and the new signal/crosswalk at Sand Point Way NE and NE 40th Street.