|Preschoolers crossing the street at 12th and Olive|
I looked at the unsignalized intersections at Howell, Denny, Thomas, Harrison, Republican, Mercer, Roy and Aloha (construction disrupted the intersection at Olive, so I left that one out except to snap the photo above of a bunch of preschoolers crossing the street).
These features were scattered among the eight intersections. Some had no improvements; some had three or four. No intersections used all of these features.
As I rode north on 12th, here's what I observed.
At 12th and Howell, the stop line for people driving cars is set back about 50 feet from the crosswalk at the intersection. There's a sign pointing out the correct place to stop, and at the corner there's a big yellow warning sign with a picture of a person walking.
|12th and Howell, looking South on 12th|
I haven't seen stop lines positioned this far from an intersection anywhere else in Seattle; none of the other intersections along 12th have this feature. While it might be a good idea to leave this much space between moving cars and people walking, unless this feature is used consistently, it seems unlikely to me that people who drive cars will be willing to wait this far back from intersections while people cross the street.
Next comes 12th and Denny.
|12th Ave. East and East Denny Way, looking south|
Oddly though, there are curb bulbs on the southern side of the intersection, where there's no painted crosswalk.
|12th and Denny, looking north|
I skipped the signalized intersection at East John and went on to 12th and Thomas.
|12th and Thomas curb bulb and parking restriction looking north|
However, there are no painted crosswalks and no warning signs here.
|12th and Thomas curb bulb planting|
|12th and Harrison looking north|
Here's 12th and Republican. There are no crossing improvements of any kind at this intersection.
|12th and Republican, looking southeast|
|12th and Mercer, looking north|
|Yellow warning sign at 12th and Mercer|
|12th and Roy with eight-foot parking restriction|
|School zone sign at 12th and Roy looking south|
|12th and Aloha with one-way diverter|
|Speed limit on 12th is 30 mph|