Gee, and all it took was 1 life lost

The city now says it’s putting up a “mobile radar station” and warning signs near the 47th/Admiral crosswalk where Tatsuo Nakata was hit and killed. (Nothing there yet when I drove by a little while ago.) Is that enough? In a comment on our original post below, site visitor Kate invites us all to join her in a push for more. Here’s part of what she wrote:

If you would like to join me, I will be at the Alki Mail and Dispatch tomorrow, 11/16, at 7AM to once again march with signs up and down Admiral Way. I was out there today with a concerned citizen from 7:30AM-11AM raising awareness about driving behavior and pedestrian safety. I would also like to organize a vigil for Mr. Nakata. I did not know him, but as far as I am concerned, we are all Mr. Nakata, every time we walk down the street and cross at the marked crosswalks.

2 Replies to "Gee, and all it took was 1 life lost"

  • Mariposa November 15, 2006 (10:32 pm)

    The mobile speed sign is now up.

  • Lisa November 15, 2006 (10:55 pm)

    It is terrible. People in West Seattle need to “SLOW” down. I have lived in many parts of the Seattle area and West Seattle drivers seem to always speed and just do not pay attention. The speed limit on Admiral Way is 30mph. People pay no attention and are in too big of a hurry. The West Seattle Bridge is a whole other story. Stop tailgaiting and slow down!!! There needs to be more patroling on Admiral Way.

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