TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Post-holiday Thursday updates

January 2, 2014 at 6:03 am | In West Seattle news, West Seattle traffic alerts | 6 Comments

(Latest bridge and Viaduct views; more cams on the WSB Traffic page)
Back to work today? Whether you are or not, normal schedules are resuming – Metro, for starters, is back to a regular weekday schedule today. The Water Taxi is back in service.

First – please allow us a moment to thank you and EVERYONE for traffic/transit coverage collaboration in 2013 – especially bus riders and carpool passengers who can safely and legally text/call/e-mail with real-time updates, but also those who use other ways to share as-it-happens information, procured perhaps via the view from a downtown office overlooking The Viaduct or a home overlooking The Bridge or a busy local road, or provided through a call or text when you get to your destination, sending word about a problem you passed. It’s all vitally important, as reinforced during big events including the doubled-deicer bridge closure one month ago today (second-most-commented WSB story of the year). So, on we go into 2014.

6 Comments

  1. Please everyone be aware that Seattle Schools has deemed it necessary to have the school zone lights flashing this morning even though there’s no school today and no children for miles around. Someone in front of me got the camera flash and I am sure there’s a ticket not far behind that – which I hope they can fight!

    Comment by HelperMonkey — 8:13 am January 2, 2014 #

  2. and yes, I called SDOT to report this. (684-ROAD)

    Comment by HelperMonkey — 8:22 am January 2, 2014 #

  3. Was it the one eastbound on Roxbury at 20th? That one is always malfunctioning. Last spring it was one 24/7 for about 3 weeks.

    Comment by Helga — 11:41 am January 2, 2014 #

  4. no, this was the one at Gatewood Elementary on Fauntleroy Way SW…you know, the schoolzone set up specifically as a money-grab, not out of concern for children’s safety as the entrance to Gatewood is a block up the street and I have yet to see a child or a school bus during school zone hours…but I digress. :)

    Comment by HelperMonkey — 12:42 pm January 2, 2014 #

  5. Really? This is a serious problem? It takes you what, a few seconds to slow down? Who knows, maybe you’ll avoid hitting a non-student pedestrian just because you took the time to obey the flashing light.

    Comment by KBear — 1:47 pm January 2, 2014 #

  6. serious problem if you think $189 ticket is a serious problem. other than that, no. Obviously it doesn’t take any more time, and I slowed down to >20mph as per usual. Just wanted other people to know, since lights were flashing on a non-school day and people were going the normal speed limit probably knowing that school was not in session. If you need a hand stepping down off your pedestal, let me know.

    Comment by HelperMonkey — 3:48 pm January 2, 2014 #

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