Judkins Park Station Access Study Wins VISION 2040 Award

Seattle, Makers, Lighthouse for the Blind and Sound Transit honored

The Judkins Park Station Access Study has won a 2019 VISION 2040 Award from the Puget Sound Regional Council. The awards recognize innovative projects and programs that help ensure a sustainable future as the region grows.

"The Judkins Park Station Access Study is a great community involvement success story,” said Josh Brown, Executive Director of PSRC. "Recognizing this station area would have a higher than average use by people who are blind or deafblind, Seattle hired Makers to work with the Lighthouse to help inform the station area planning underway with Sound Transit."

The study worked with a stakeholder group established by the Lighthouse for the Blind to participate in neighborhood walks with deaf and deafblind employees to provide data on how to better serve these needs in accessing the station.

The result highlighted project concepts to improve access which are being integrated into the planning with the Seattle Department of Transportation and Sound Transit.

The award was presented at PSRC on December 5, 2019.