​Demand a Safe Crossing Over I-5 on NE 45th Street

Sign the online petition to demand a safe crossing over I-5 on NE 45th Street for pedestrians and bicyclists. The list of names and anonymous supporters will be presented to SDOT & WSDOT to demonstrate broad support for this urgent issue.

Sign The Petition for a Safe Crossing

For a concise summary of the issue and what needs to be done to make this crossing safe for all modes and all abilities, click here:

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"Giving up safety of the people who walk and bike in favor of throughput of single occupancy vehicles is a terrible choice."

"I have been hit at 45th/I-5 as a pedestrian…I avoid 45th as a cyclist - it's too dangerous.​"

"I have a young child and this is the most dangerous part of most trips we take."

"It is time to prioritize local residents traveling in their own neighborhood, rather than solely catering to drivers traveling elsewhere on the freeway."

"This overpass is unsafe and the cars are aggressive."

"Surely cyclist safety is at least as important as vehicle throughput."

"This is a major disconnect between two very livable neighborhoods."

"We need to prioritize the movement of people, not just cars."

"My family, including my 6 year old son need a safe way to cross I-5 by bike and walking."

"A safe crossing at 45th is long overdue!"

"Build for tomorrow, not yesterday."

"I ride through despite my fear because it is the only reasonable way."

"This is…important in the larger context of reducing emissions from transportation and achieving the City's Vision Zero goals."

"It makes me actively avoid the area and feel “stuck” in Wallingford."

"Hoping for a safe way to take my daughter to daycare."

"I don't want to die here. Improve the bike and pedestrian safety."

"Don’t let the new station go to waste."

"I asked SDOT for this a decade ago and was politely told to 'piss off'."

"It is long past time to invest in safety for bikers in the district."

"Let's revisit this crossing one year from #WeekWithoutDriving to experience a safer way to walk and bike between Wallingford and the U District."

"[By dropping bike lane], it makes a mockery of the taxpayers who voted for link, and Move Seattle, and the mythology of Seattle as a progressive city."

"We...have 2 young kids that we would love to be able to walk or bike with to the new light rail station and access other great amenities in the U-District, but right now there is no safe way for us to that with the crossing over I-5."

"[Improve crossing] so that Vision Zero doesn’t remain an empty promise."

"The benefits of investments like light rail are best realized by making them more accessible to those not already using powered transport."

"My six grader often walks over this crossing to visit friends east of I-5 and it's incredibly unsafe. Please put up the railing and a proper bike lane."

"Enhancing bike and pedestrian safety on the 45th street overpass can only help make light rail even more successful."

"The current intersections at both 45th & 5th and 7th are two locations preventing neighbors from using light rail at U-District station from Wallingford."

"Having a safe crossing would be a benefit to our family and reduce our need to drive to gain access to downtown."

"As a cyclist I frequently find myself weighing the choice between using this unsafe crossing at 45th or riding more than a mile out of my way to cross at 40th or 65th. We need a safe crossing at 45th."

"​I bike here regularly and always notice the lack of safety."

"I can replace all types of car trips if I can safely get my bike across I-5 to the Udistrict light rail station."

"The only reason people aren't getting injured at this crossing right now is because we all avoid it because we can see how dangerous it is."

"A safe way to cross I-5 by bike is essential!"

"The safety concerns are hurting the ability for these communities to connect."

"This would make such a big difference, and long overdue!"

"Please make these cycling and pedestrian improvements so that people can move safely in our community. "

"It’s also a traffic race-track accentuated by excessively wide lanes across the I-5 overpass."

"This should have been done years ago."

"Closing these gaps in our bike network are integral to building a sustainable city!"

"This is a key connection between the U-District and Wallingford. Please make it better."

"Riding near a freeway interchange is one of the most dangerous areas because drivers are in a hurry and thinking about what's next instead of where they are - whether exiting or entering the freeway car drivers in these spaces are terrifying to share the road with."

"This is a common sense proposal to strengthen the connections between neighborhoods. 45th Street is a major commuting corridor and tons of UW students commute by bike. We must make this a safe route for biking and walking to get more people out of cars, reduce traffic, and reduce climate changing emissions."

"This is long overdue!"

"Lid I-5 or demolish it whichever is faster."

620+ Signers and counting...

Katie Adamsky 
Eric Aderhold 
Lisa Alado 
Brian Allen 
Tariku Allen 
Xiomara Alvarez 
Jean Amick 
Brett Anderson 
Sophia Anderson 
M. Angel Diaz 
Mary Ann Proctor  
Josh Apata 
Vairoj Arunyaangkul  
Oren Ashkenazi 
Mattias Bailey 
Erin Bailie 
David Bair 
Max Baker  
Peg Balachowski
Jonathan Balraj  
Elly Bangs 
Gregory Barnes 
Lisa Barnes 
Karen Barrett 
Michaela Barrett 
Christopher Bartlett  
Brian Beck 
Kadie Bell 
Devin Ben-Hur 
Rose Bender 
James Berg 
Margaret Berger 
Erin Bernau 
Miranda Berner 
Rachel Berney 
Lux Betancourt 
Daniel Birman 
Dick Birnbaum 
Sarah Bloch 
Scott Bonjukian 
Simone Bovan 
Liam Bradshaw 
Daniel Breslin 
Emma Bright 
Ari Brown 
Lee Bruch 
Zachary Burton  
Antonia Bryna
Ethan Campbell  
Aidan Carroll 
Michelle Chamberlin 
Rob Chambers 
Lexi Chin 
Abram Clark 
Brenton Clark 
Thomas Coffee 
Abby Coffenberry 
Marjorie Cogan 
Chad Collins 
Elizabeth Connolly 
Kaiden Cook 
Scott Cooper 
Benjamin Courts 
Jane Cover 
Chris Covert-Bowlds 
McKenna Cowart 
Tyler Coyle 
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Ian Crozier 
Michael Crye 
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Ronna Dansky 
Alex Darrow 
Joan Davis
James Davis 
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Ron Davis 
Elizabeth Day 
Kimberly Decker 
Michelle DeLappe 
Ben Demar 
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Jennifer Pope
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Conor Poull 
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Ahren Stroming 
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Michael Zawacki 
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Brian Zumeta 

Plus 192 anonymous supporters!

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