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Latest Updates on Your Voice, Your Choice: Parks & Streets

Photo of intersection at Leary Ave NW and 20th Ave NW

The 2017 Your Voice, Your Choice (YVYC) improvement projects, chosen by nearly 8,000 Seattle residents during last year’s Vote, are starting to pop up all over the city! The project pictured above, at 20th Ave NW & Leary Ave NW in Ballard, is already making a big impact on safety in the neighborhood. This project, accomplished in partnership with the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT), added stop signs, curb bulbs and overhead flashing beacons to promote safer crossing at what was once considered a very confusing intersection.

“The design makes it very clear where to stop, has greatly slowed down traffic and has enhanced safety at the crosswalk that was installed when my mother was a resident of the Ballard Landmark Senior Living complex. The Your Voice, Your Choice Program made our neighborhood safer and increased communication within our mixed-use community.” – J.A.K., Ballard resident and 2017 YVYC Vote Champion

Get updates on all 2017 YVYC improvement projects at Seattle Department of Transportation’s YVYC Project Implementation website!

Want to have a say on similar improvements in YOUR neighborhood? Your chance to choose is coming up soon with the 2018 YVYC Vote scheduled for June 16 – July 16! You will be able to vote online or in-person at any Seattle Public Library branch. Check out the potential projects on the ballot and learn more about the voting process on our Vote page.

Interested in spreading the word about your favorite 2018 projects to your neighbors? Sign up to be a Vote Champion and we’ll make sure you get resources like postcards and ballots to share with your communities!

Let your voice be heard as we decide how to spend $3 million on park and street improvements across the city!