Report Shows Results of Mayor’s Summer of Safety Initiative

Seattle City Light has been an active participant in Mayor Ed Murray's Summer of Safety Initiative – a coordinated approach to public safety that is mobilizing City of Seattle resources to improve our built environment, activate our streets, and provide jobs for our community's young adults.

Seattle City Light has been an active participant in Mayor Ed Murray’s Summer of Safety Initiative – a coordinated approach to public safety that is mobilizing City of Seattle resources to improve our built environment, activate our streets, and provide jobs for our community’s young adults.  

A key component of this effort was a series of Community Safety Walks to engage residents and help identify safety issues present in the built environment of Seattle’s neighborhoods.

In response to the Mayor’s Summer Safety Initiative, City Light redirected its 2014 LED Street Light Conversion program to major arterials in east and south Seattle. The work was completed on September 25th with a total of 1533 street lights converted to LED in those areas.

Other results include:

  • Installing a tension cable for added stability to a downed utility pole at 22nd Avenue S and S Jackson Street.
  • Upgraded LED light bulbs near Dearborn Park Elementary School.
  • Upgrading lights to LED along arterials, including Rainiers Avenue S, Martin Luther King Jr. Way S, and Renton Avenue S
  • Street lights converted to LED on S King Street from 5th Avenue S to 12th Avenue S
  • Light pole and light added near 6th Avenue S & S Main Street

Full results of the initiative with videos and photos can be seen here.

You can report street light problems with us:

Online: seattle.gov/light/streetlight
Or by phone: 206.684.7056