While most (85%) of our neighbors currently get around the neighborhood by personal motor vehicles, only 55% want to get around that way, according to the survey conducted by the Seattle Department of Transportation as part of the NE 65th Street Vision Zero Project. Instead, more of our neighbors want to take public transportation (58%) and bike (51%) than currently do (53% and 39% respectively). Eighty-eight percent currently walk to get around the neighborhood and wish to continue to do so. This is to say that a great many of our neighbors want to get around our neighborhood without a motor vehicle but many don’t because they are concerned about being injured. Sixty-seven percent reported thinking that it is likely that someone will get injured while walking or biking on NE 65th street.
In a 2013 RBCA survey about NE 65th Street, 74% of Ravenna-Bryant residents anticipated using the Roosevelt Link light rail station when it opens with 86% of them planning to walk, bike, or bus to the station.
To learn more about the SDOT survey results and possible solutions for creating a safer NE 65th Street, join RBCA, the Roosevelt Neighborhood Association, and the Seattle Department of Transportation for a community forum on May 18, 6-7:30 p.m. (drop in any time), at Roosevelt High School.