You may have seen Monday’s post by a neighbor about Seattle Department of Transportation’s upcoming meeting about changes to 23rd/24th Ave E. The Montlake Community Club also urges you to attend this meeting:
23rd Ave E Vision Zero Project – Drop-In Session
Thursday, October 19, 2017
5:30 to 7 pm (drop in any time)
Montlake Community Center
1618 E Calhoun St.
You might remember a community meeting last year when the Montlake Community Club proposed its own changes to the 23rd/24th Ave E through Montlake as part of our business district improvement grant, and asked for feedback from neighbors.
Now, for the first time, SDOT is asking for our feedback on their Vision Zero plan, the goal of which is to reduce traffic mortalities. The MCC will have board members at the meeting and we urge neighbors to attend as well – this is your chance to be heard.
See what SDOT is proposing to do in our neighborhood: http://www.seattle.gov/Transportation/23rdVisionZero.htm
Some of the concerns the MCC has are:
- No changes to 24th Ave E north of Boyer Ave (no road diet and limited crosswalk/pedestrian improvements along 24th Ave from Boyer to Lynn).
- SDOT’s traffic studies show that the road diet will not work at this time
- Possible roadway and sidewalk improvements to 24th Ave E north of Boyer
- We need your active voice on this one.
- Possible traffic light at 24th and Lynn that will be designed to help pedestrian crossing, slow traffic along 24th and reduce cut through traffic.
- We need your active voice on this one
- Possible Off-Peak parking along 24th through the business corridor to slow traffic speeds
- Historically, this design change works and will help the businesses in this area
- SDOT is reviewing crosswalk/pedestrian improvements at 24th Ave E and Interlake Blvd (despite the City Councils unfunded mandate for a pedestrian activated signal)
- No reduction in speed limit on 24th
We hope that SDOT will show other planned projects during this meeting.
SDOT plans to start constructing the near-term improvements in 2018.
If you can’t make it to the in-person event, you can share feedback by emailing 23rdAveCorridor3@seattle.gov or by calling (206) 684-5189.
Please share this information with your friends, family, neighbors, and networks in this community.