Last Saturday afternoon, this was the scene at NE 65th Street and 20th Avenue NE. An 80 year-old woman who was crossing the street was struck by a pick-up truck. She was taken to the hospital with serious head injuries.
Community members who follow Ravenna-Bryant Community Association and visit #Fix65th on Twitter, know that collisions on NE 65th Street are not uncommon. Last year, RBCA, the Roosevelt Neighborhood Association (RNA), and NE Seattle Greenways joined forces to form the #Fix65th Coalition to advocate for changes to the street to make it safer for all – pedestrians, bikers, and motorists.
Our voices have been heard! The Seattle Department of Transportation is launching a collaborative process to review street conditions along NE 65th Street. The process will be kicked off with a public forum on February 28 to talk with community members, share traffic and collision data, and collect feedback and input on how NE 65th Street is used and could be improved. RBCA encourages all of our neighbors who have concerns about the safety of NE 65th Street to participate in the forum and become involved in the process!