The Lake City Way Traffic Safety Project kicked off on Friday, March 28 with a safety walk and sign unveiling at the intersection of NE 125th Street and Lake City Way.
The Lake City Way Traffic Safety Project is a joint effort between agencies and citizens to improve safety along Lake City Way from Northeast 78th Street to NE 145th Street. The team is comprised of three teams â€”engineering, enforcement and educationâ€” that will identify problems and develop action plans using short term, low cost solutions to reduce serious injuries and deaths.
The Friday event featured officials from the Seattle Department of Transportation, Washington State Department of Transportation, Seattle Police Department, Washington State Patrol, and Seattle City Councilmember Sally Clark.
Community members marched with signs, socialized and unveiled a large street sign that will inform drivers of the project and enhanced traffic enforcement. Probably the most exciting moment was when two dozen motorcycle cops and officers in cruisers launched form the event to begin a blanket of traffic enforcement. You can see photos of the event below.