Accessibility improvements

Rendering of new accessibliity features
View of accessibility improvements at a standard intersection on the new Alaskan Way

Accessibility features

Accessibility features on the new waterfront include new elevators, redesigned intersections, wayfinding elements and more

The new waterfront is designed to help ensure a safe and accessible experience for people of all ages and abilities.

We've incorporated unique accessibility features into many parts of the waterfront design, including:

  • Intersections that prioritize pedestrians, offer sound and tactile cues at crosswalks, and include ADA-compliant curb ramps
  • Three new elevators linking the waterfront to Western Avenue and to the Pike Place Market
  • A detectable wayfinding element embedded in the pavement of the park promenade, to allow pedestrians using canes to navigate the space easily
  • Designated, on-street ADA parking stalls along the new Alaskan Way, and a major new accessible loading zone at the Colman Dock transit hub

For more information, read our Waterfront Seattle Accessibility Plan.

To request accommodations for persons with disabilities for this website or for Waterfront Seattle events, call (206) 733-9990 / TTY Relay: 711.