EBCA asks for letter-writing support in funding crosswalk

If Ballard has it's say, a new crosswalk could appear at the intersection of 14th Ave NW and NW 62nd St. But, first, Ballard has to say something.

On it's website, the East Ballard Community Association has posted a letter writing campaign in support of the crosswalk through an application for the Seattle Neighborhood Street Funds, via the Bridging the Gap Levy. According to the Association, the crosswalk would improve safety for all modes of transportation crossing the north end of the median divided intersection.

In the proposal, there will be curb bulbs (which helps make the distance pedestrians have to walk much shorter) with rain gardens on the east and west sides and a marked crosswalk with a pedestrian refuge in the center.

The proposed design will be similar to the crosswalk at NW 58th St and 14th Ave NW, EBCA writes, and the existing median would not be affected.

EBCA will submit the letters along with responses in their application to the City of Seattle on Dec 17, 2012.

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