Coe Kids Safe Crossing
A group of Queen Anne residents has formed a community action committee to promote crosswalk safety improvements at 7th Avenue West and West McGraw Street, just south and east of Coe Elementary School. The intersection currently has a painted crosswalk on the east side of 7th Avenue West, but no other crossing aids that alert drivers to children or anyone who may be attempting to cross there.
Our goal is to secure improvements that will make this crossing safer for everyone in the community who uses this busy intersection. For more information, click on ABOUT.
We have worked with SDOT to explore several options for improvements of the crossing, and have determined that an extended concrete floating curb-bulb on the northeast corner will be the most effective. The curb-bulb will replace the painted one that exists there now, and will allow new and enhanced signage to be moved several feet forward to the drivers line of vision. Pedestrians will be better protected by the curb bulb and able to move forward into the crosswalk until traffic stops, and they can safely cross. You can see plans and pictures HERE.
We need your help!
Funding for the improvements will be through the Neighborhood Matching Fund grant program sponsored by the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods.
The program requires a significant level of community participation and fund matching to supplement the grant monies awarded. We are asking for volunteers and pledges to meet the community support needed.
We need to raise $28,750 by August 1, 2021!
Here is Our Pledge Progress
Special thanks to Ken’s Market - Eric, Joe, and George - for making such a public display of support! This should go a long way to getting attention to this important safety project! And thanks to Michael Craft Photography for the stellar photo!
Thank you so much to our business supporters. We couldn’t do this without you!
West McGraw, LLC
Wink Hair Studio
Michael Craft Photography
We want to extend a special thank you to our elected representatives and other local community organizations for your enthusiastic support of the Coe Kids Crossing project.
Senator Reuven Carlyle
Representative Liz Berry
Representative Noel Frame
King County Councilmember Jeanne Kohn-Welles
Seattle City Councilmember, Andrew Lewis
Coe Elementary School
Queen Anne Chamber of Commerce
Queen Anne Community Council
Queen Anne Block Captains Network
Michael Herschensohn of the Queen Anne Historical Society