Motorcycle noise, car-share parking, and Lincoln Park were among the topics discussed at last night’s Fauntleroy Community Association board meeting. Toplines ahead:
From WSB co-publisher Patrick Sand, who covered the FCA board’s meeting at the Fauntleroy Schoolhouse:
MOTORCYCLE NOISE: Neighbors have been gathering information after recurring complaints about noise from motorcycles coming off the Fauntleroy ferry dock between 5 am and 7 am on weekday mornings. Decibel meters say some are louder than the 70-db limit that is set by city regulations for those hours. But FCA board members acknowledge that not all motorcycles are to blame – just certain types – so they are working on putting together their findings to take to authorities to see if anything can be done.
CAR2GO PARKING IN RESTRICTED ZONES: Streets near the Fauntleroy ferry dock are included in a pocket of Car2Go‘s limited West Seattle service area, and some neighbors have been voicing concern about the spaces the shared cars are using in a restricted-parking (RPZ) zone, where residents have to pay for street-parking permits. FCA board member Gary Dawson went to City Hall earlier in the day to bring it up during the City Council Transportation Committee‘s public-comment period. (He’s in the meeting video starting 5:07 minutes in, followed by a response from committee chair Councilmember Tom Rasmussen, who called it an “interesting issue.”) He also stressed this is not an anti-Car2Go campaign; he supports the Car2Go concept but wants to find a middle ground that both allows C2G access and respects the reason for the RPZ – set up years ago to avoid having the limited parking on streets near the dock become entirely park-and-ride.
LINCOLN PARK: Board member Trileigh Tucker is point person to be sure that Fauntleroy community concerns about Lincoln Park remain on the Seattle Parks radar. She noted that the ongoing Legacy Plan discussion is really mostly the push toward the new Parks levy for next year, so she is talking with the city to be sure that concerns about Lincoln Park and its wildlife are included in that consideration.
PUBLIC SAFETY: As also discussed at the board’s June meeting, FCA will convene a community meeting about crime and safety this fall. The date is currently set as September 24th – mark your calendar!
The Fauntleroy Community Association board meets on second Tuesdays at 7 pm at Fauntleroy Schoolhouse – but not in August, so next meeting is in September.