Making Our Streets Safe


Welcome, we’re glad you’re here. We need your feedback and support to help make Beacon Hill a safer place to walk, drive, bike, and use transit. The City of Seattle, through its “Neighborhood Street Fund” (NSF) program has made available funds that our group, along with partner groups, would like to bring to Beacon Hill.

First things first though, please take our online survey to provide your feedback on getting around Beacon Hill:

Okay, did you give feedback? Great. Next we’ll explain the process for getting projects done on Beacon Hill.

How the process works:

  1. Groups submit ideas to the City (Completed!)

  2. The City puts these ideas online, and they are ranked. (Completed!)

  3. Once ranked, highly rated projects make it to the next round: Voting (This is where you come in)

  4. Projects with the highest votes get built within 3 years.

Beacon Hill Safe Streets (BHSS) is currently supporting three specific grant applications that we hope you will vote for. We share the proposals below, and we hope you’ll take a look as they’re great project ideas.

Ready to vote?

Voting is now through May 5th, 2019! You can vote Online at the SDOT Website by clicking the below “VOTE NOW” button. Here are a few notes before you vote:

  • Beacon Hill is in District 2, and we hope you elect that for where you would like to vote. You may only vote in one (1) district.

  • You cannot choose more then five (5) projects; if you select more then 5 projects your vote will note be counted.

  • At the end, make sure to click “Cast my Vote”; if you do not click this button they will not count your vote.

We hope that while you vote, you consider the projects below, we have also provided a quick list of the projects for your reference:

  • #2019-108 Beacon Ave Mobility Improvements

  • #2019-104 Beacon Ave Trail Improvements

  • #2019-102 Fix Golf Drive

Our Supported Projects

#FixGolfDr (Fix Golf Drive, #2019-102)


Fixing Golf Drive centers primarily around improvements to Golf Dr S & S Charles St as well as the Jose Rizal Bridge. After conducting outreach BHSS found that many people who walk, bike, and drive all find the area to feel dangerous.

Yes, this is our amazing artists rendering of what the intersection could look like.

Our solution focuses on the following key elements to improve the experience for all users:

  • Adding a left turn pocket for people turning to Sturgis

  • Creating an uphill (south bound) bike lane that feeds to a new “landing area”

  • Removing the slip lane for improved pedestrian safety

These simple changes we hope will greatly improve the intersection and safety for all.

You can read more about this grant application by clicking here.

Beacon Ave Mobility Improvements (#2019-108)


This project proposal focuses on improving crossings on Beacon Ave at Lander and Stephens. This project design was created by SDOT through a community prioritization process, however; that process did not have funding. The Beacon Business Alliance took the design and has submitted it for funding.

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The project focuses on the following key elements:

  • Adding a new crosswalk to Beacon Ave & Stephens Street

  • Re-configuring Lander St to improve crossing safety

  • Adding new design elements to improve sight lines at the station

  • Expanding the festival street paving

The hope is these change will improve safety at these key, high crash locations.

You can read more about this grant application by clicking here.

Beacon Ave Trail Improvements (#2019-104)

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The Beacon Ave Trail is a 10 foot wide path that runs down the median of Beacon Ave south of Columbian Way. This trail is regularly used by people in the neighborhood for running and other recreation, as well as by those who struggle with the nearby broken/damaged sidewalks and prefer/need the trails somewhat smoother pavement.

The trail’s usage has struggled though; it needs repaving due to damage as wells as improved crossings along the trail to improve safety. The goal of the Beacon Ave Trail Improvements is to help repaid and refresh the trail as well as provide raised crosswalks at all trail crossings between Columbian way and Myrtle St.

The key elements are:

  • Raised Crosswalks to create a more continuous trail feeling

  • Repaving of the trail where damaged

  • New crossing at Graham St

We hope you will join us in supporting a better Beacon Ave Trail in South Beacon Hill.

You can click here to read more about this grant application.

Ready to vote and support these projects? Go back to the top and click “VOTE NOW!”.

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