Hi, I wanted to let you know about the response I received to my request (last September!!) to add crosswalks on Wallingford Avenue and 41st street, closest to Hamilton Middle School’s main entrance. My son walks to school every day, straight up the hill from our home on Sunnyside, along with many other students, and they all tend to cross the street either there or on 42nd. Since they need to be in their seats and working by the 7:50 a.m. bell, this requires walking in almost total darkness for many months of the school year.
According to the note below, the Department of Transportation plans to add a crosswalk during the Summer months, with curb ramps and warning signs. Hooray!
All the best,
Thank you for writing to the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) regarding your request for crosswalks at the intersections of Wallingford Avenue North at North 41st and North 42nd Streets. We apologize for the delay in responding.
We have some good news for you! SDOT is planning to install a marked crosswalk on Wallingford Avenue North at North 41st Street equipped with curb ramps, and we will also install curb bulbs on either side of Wallingford Avenue North. In addition, school crosswalk signs will be placed at the crosswalk itself with advance warning signs alerting drivers to the presence of the crosswalk. Because this work is weather dependent, we will install these new improvements during our summer project season.
Traffic Operations, Investigations and Implementation
Seattle Department of Transportation