SEATTLE PEDESTRIAN PLAN | SEATTLE, WA
Owner: Seattle Department of
SvR Role: Prime, Mobility Planning
Start Date: 2/2008
End Date: 9/2009
Awards: Walk Friendly Communities
Platinum Level - Designation 2011
As prime, SvR worked with SDOT, the Seattle Pedestrian Master Plan Advisory Group, and other City of Seattle departments to develop the 2009 Seattle Pedestrian Master Plan. This city-wide master plan brings greater accessibility to Seattle’s neighborhoods and attractions. As part of this plan, SvR examined current conditions; reviewed intersection geometry, elements of a walkable system, trail integration and land use requirements; created street details; coordinated with other city-wide plans; aided in the public involvement; and defined street furnishings, vegetation, signals, and pedestrian-related lighting. SvR worked with the city to develop a prioritization methodology to identify where improvements were most important based on land use, equity, health and safety. SvR also outlined sidewalk maintenance and developed funding strategies. This web based plan has provided a base for capital, private and neighborhood based pedestrian improvements across the city. In addition the plan raised awareness of speed, accessibility and trees in the urban environment.