On Friday, March 28th you can be part of the Walk For Safety On Lake City Way. Starting at 3:30 PM at two different locations (in front of Lake City Power Sports, 30th Avenue NE & Lake City Way or in front of the Wells Fargo Bank, NE 130th Street & Lake City Way) and then walking to Chase Plaza on NE 125th Street. There, at 4 PM, a Project Launch to promote pedestrian safety will begin that will include free safety gear. “Join the Lake City community as we launch the Lake City Way Traffic Safety Project–a community led effort to make Lake City Way a safer and friendlier street for everyone.”
In January 2013 concerned citizens along with local and state agencies first met to kick-off planning for a project to improve safety along Lake City Way from Northeast 78th Street to NE 145th Street. The task force is working with data compiled between January 2007 and December 2011 that shows that on this 3.7 miles stretch of roadway there have been:
- 717 crashes (143/year)
- 21 serious and fatal crashes (4/year) and
- 438 total injuries (88/year)
The task force is organized into three teams, engineering, enforcement and education, to identify problems and develop action plans using short term, low cost solutions designed to reduce serious injuries and deaths.
For more information about pedestrian safety on Lake City Way click here.