Safe Routes to School: Broadview-Thomson & Cedar Park Elementary

Updated May 28, 2024

What's Happening Now?

Final Design

We are excited to announce that we have reached our final design milestone and are on schedule to start construction as soon as June 2024. Please check back on this project webpage to get the latest updates. 

We plan to build safety and access improvements in 2024 near Broadview-Thomson & Cedar Park Elementary. The improvements include new sidewalk, curb ramps, marked crosswalks and neighborhood greenways.

What is a Neighborhood Greenway?

Neighborhood greenways are safer, calm residential streets for you, your family and neighbors that make people walking and biking the priority. On streets with low car volumes and speeds a greenway can:

• Improve safety

• Help people cross busy streets

• Discourage cars from using neighborhood streets to avoid main streets

• Keep speeds low

Neighborhood greenways can include:

• easier crossings of busy streets with crosswalks, flashing beacons, or crossing signals

• speed humps to calm traffic

• stop signs for side streets crossing the greenway

• signs and pavement markings to help people find their way

• 20 mph speed limit signs

Project Overview

The Safe Routes to School Program strives to reduce barriers and equitable access for school students by improving walking and biking connections to schools by ensuring sidewalks, marked crosswalks, and asphalt pathways have positive impacts in community. This project focuses on enhancing connections to Broadview Thomson K-8 and Cedar Park Elementary School, both of which are high-ranking priority schools.

Project Locations 

The scope of work will be installed in two project areas: 

  1. Broadview-Thomson and Greenwood Ave N 
  2. Cedar Park in Lake City 

Broadview Thomson K-8 School
SDOT began developing designs for new sidewalks along Greenwood Ave N (N 117th St to N 130th St) connecting to Broadview Thomson K-8 in 2018 with support from the SPU Broadview Partnership Program. After the Greenwood Sidewalks Project reached 90% design, federal Safe Routes to School grant funding was awarded to the northern end of the project area (N 125th St and N 130th St) along with a new north-south neighborhood greenway on 1st Ave NW. Project elements include:

New sidewalks on both sides of Greenwood Ave N between N 125th St and N 130th St
Neighborhood greenway on 1st Ave NW and Palatine Ave N between N 110th St and N 130th St
Neighborhood greenway on 1st Ave NW and N 132nd St between Greenwood Ave N and N 137th St
Sidewalk widening on the west side of Greenwood Ave N between N 132nd St, and the mid-block pedestrian signal to the south

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Cedar Park Elementary School

The scope of work for this project is based on Safe Routes to School, Pedestrian Master Plan (PMP), Neighborhood Greenway, Bicycle Master Plan (BMP), and Vision Zero prioritization criteria as well as input from project outreach and complete streets elements:

  • New sidewalk on the south side of NE 135th St between Lake City Way NE and 35th Ave NE

  • New neighborhood greenway on NE 135th St between 27th Ave NE and 37th Ave NE with associated treatments:

    • Asphalt pathway connecting the street ends on NE 135th St between 27th Ave NE and 30th Ave NE

    • New marked crosswalks on both arterial legs of 30th Ave NE & NE 135th St

    • New marked crosswalk with RRFB on the north leg of 35th Ave NE & NE 135th St

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These improvements are scheduled to begin construction as soon as early 2024 and completed as soon as fall 2024.


This project was funded by WSDOT Safe Routes to School Grant, New Sidewalks Neighborhood Greenways and SPU Broadview Partnership CIP.

Project Library


Greg Spotts, Director
Address: 700 5th Ave, Suite 3800, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: PO Box 34996, Seattle, WA, 98124-4996
Phone: (206) 684-7623

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