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.

Proposed Improvements

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

Thank you

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

Fountainhead Gallery

Ken’s Market

Macrina Bakery

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

Stay informed

Much of the work on this will continue through the summer of 2021, and we would like to be able to update you on our progress and encourage your support of this very important work.

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