Highland Park/South Delridge greenway followup: Missed the meeting? See the maps

November 21, 2013 at 9:26 am | In Delridge, Highland Park, West Seattle news | 7 Comments

If you live in Highland Park/South Delridge but didn’t get to Tuesday night’s open house about the greenway proposal – the maps shown that night are now linked on the city website, and you might want to take a look, particularly to see where new stop signs and other features are being proposed. See the maps here; see the background explanation, including how raingardens will tie in along part of the way, here. (Note that on the north end, the plan goes a bit further north than Highland Park, including a stretch of SW Myrtle by Sanislo Elementary – the plan there includes two blocks of repaving.) The official project website includes a comment sheet that was available at the meeting – you can still download it and send it in; the deadline is December 10th.

7 Comments

  1. hmmm. they are going to put another signal @ 15th/holden? How will that mess with all the traffic coming/going at 16th/Holden. I guess I’ll have to go comment about that. Thanks!

    Comment by beef — 9:43 am November 21, 2013 #

  2. Clearly SDOT has never tried commuting to work on Holden/16th/Orchard between 7am and 9am! It’s even more impossible when there’s an accident on the bridge.

    Comment by trickycoolj — 10:30 am November 21, 2013 #

  3. What I want to know is what kind of safety improvements will be done on 15th between Holden and Webster?? I live on this street and I consistently have to tell folks to slow down because they race through to beat the light and/or traffic at 16th and Holden. Since I missed the meeting, I’ll have to download the comment sheet and send it in! ;-}

    Comment by westsidemegan — 11:45 am November 21, 2013 #

  4. I was at the meeting and spoke with an SDOT rep about cut through traffic on 15th. He told me that they might look at limiting access from different entry points. I’m not clear on exactly what that would look like. I was also told that they would not be removing any parking on fifteenth with the exeption of one lost due to the addition of a stop sign which requires a larger parking set-back. I would be concerned for my children and self if speeding cut through traffic was not managed because the road is so narrow.

    I was stuck by the irony that several groups have tried unsuccessfully to bring a signal to 12th and Holden to make it a safer pedestrian crossing and now we have another one going in at the base of the hill a very short distance from the 16th crossing. The light on 15th will be a lower cost installation, I was told, because SDOT will be using the existing signal at the fire Station and moving it to be aligned with 15th.

    I feel that SDOT has done well to make a coninuous greenway connecting White Center with the WS Bridge. I do hope that a 12th ave greenway is revisited in the next round of greenway funding because that line would connect a larger number of local destinations on a very bikeable grade.

    Comment by craig — 2:58 pm November 21, 2013 #

  5. I was looking at the detailed maps and it shows stop signs on many of the cross streets with 17th. Thistle, Cloverdale and Trenton all have roundabouts. Does anyone know if the plan is to take out the roundabouts there? I’m assuming they would.

    Comment by ghar72 — 9:41 pm November 21, 2013 #

  6. ghar you might send questions to John Vander Sluis via email at john.vandersluis@seattle.gov . He has been pretty responsive to questions/input regarding greenways. I’d be surprised if they removed the roundabouts unless it got in the way of creating the raingardens.

    Comment by craig — 12:22 pm November 22, 2013 #

  7. I actually sent him that question yesterday, since it came up in discussion of the stop signs that have just arrived by the 26th SW traffic circles (and elsewhere). Have not heard back. – TR

    Comment by WSB — 12:25 pm November 22, 2013 #

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