The Maple Leaf Community Council today received some welcome news: The much-requested crosswalk on Roosevelt Way Northeast at Northeast 92nd Street has been approved by the city.
Seattle’s Department of Transportation had announced plans for two crosswalks on Roosevelt: one at Northeast 90th Street between the Perkins School and Maple Leaf Ace Hardware, the other on Northeast 97th Street.
Community and council members had asked for the third crosswalk, between the Blue Saucer and the 7-Eleven, among other businesses. The city originally balked, saying there wasn’t enough pedestrian traffic there. But more studying was done and today the Transportation Department’s Brian Dougherty sent an e-mail to the council:
I’m pleased to report that SDOT will mark three new crosswalks in the Maple Leaf business district as a result of the study. These new marked crosswalks will be installed before the end of 2010 or as weather allows.