Aurora ReImagined Coalition is working to build a vision of a better Aurora Avenue N. What do you want to see?
|THE AURORA AVE PROJECT SURVEY IS NOW OPEN|
|The Seattle Department of Transportation is seeking community input to understand the challenges that people face traveling along the corridor. In addition to pedestrian and bike safety, the survey asks about transit ridership along Aurora and how you use the E-Line.|
|This is your first official chance to share what is unsafe about Aurora. The survey unfairly asks you to rank* several much-needed safety improvements. We need sidewalks AND signalized crossings!|
A great deal of nuance is avoided in this survey. Nevertheless, it’s important to take a minute and remind SDOT that we need an Aurora Avenue that puts people first.
*Be careful when ordering these rankings – the higher numbers are sometimes “most needed/important” and sometimes the lower numbers are. The survey also doesn’t leave much room to share your thoughts on the many other problems that are directly connected to Aurora: crime, land use, climate impacts, personal safety, etc.
The Aurora Reimagined Coalition is committed to advancing these issues and addressing the corridor holistically. Send us a message if you’d like to get involved.
ARC’s SUGGESTED RESPONSE
Question 17: Where would you like to see a new crossing of Aurora?
N 143rd Street
N 137th Street
N 128th Street
W Green Lake Dr N
W Green Lake Way N
N 50th Street
N Motor Place
N 41st Street
N 39th Street
But as a Fremont resident, what do YOU think?
WHY DO WE NEED MORE SIGNALIZED, STREET-LEVEL CROSSWALKS?
- They allow everyone – people walking, biking, using a wheelchair, or pushing a stroller – a safe and easy way to cross the highway
- Additional signals at key locations will change people’s perception of Aurora as a through-highway into a more dense urban main street, which will significantly change traffic behavior (notice the difference in speed and driver behavior between the Fremont section and the Licton Springs section of Aurora)
- An additional crossing near a busy or dangerous intersection can give people walking, biking, and rolling a safer option, which will reduce the load on that major intersection (an example of this is N 92nd Street)
- Delays to transit can be minimized using the electronic system that gives buses a head-start at stoplights
- Coordinating bus stops with new crossings can improve transit riders’ experience and encourage ridership