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Welcome to the new crosswalk at Roosevelt and N.E. 85th

October 13th, 2014 by Mike

Mike emails:

Seattle DOT completed a new crosswalk at Northeast 85th Street and Roosevelt Way Northeast.

The crosswalk is located at the entrance to the upper section of Maple Leaf Park.

As a Maple Leaf resident, parent, and member of St. Catherine of Siena Parish, I am extremely grateful to Seattle DOT for the installation.

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How are those new Maple Leaf crosswalks working for ya?

January 23rd, 2011 by Mike

It’s been a little over a month since the last signed crosswalks went in on Roosevelt Way Northeast, at Northeast 90th, 92nd and 97th Streets.

Today we stood partway into the street at 92nd and watched some half-dozen cars ignore us entirely.

But that’s nothing. Here’s a comment from Donna last month:

I’ve stood at the corner of 90th and Roosevelt and had to wait for 34 cars before they stopped for me (yes, I count, what else am I to do?). Yesterday, for the first time, I went to the corner and the first cars coming each direction stopped! I don’t think this will always happen, I do think the painted crosswalk had something to do with it. I like to think that anyway.

Who else has experience with the new crosswalks?

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Community, council get their crosswalk on Roosevelt

September 29th, 2010 by Mike

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.

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