FOLLOWUP: 35th Avenue SW ‘Phase 2’ info now online

Three weeks ago, we brought you first word of SDOT‘s decision about Phase 2 for 35th Avenue SW. The relatively small changes will include adding a stoplight at 35th/Dawson, turn restrictions at 35th/Juneau, the already-promised 35th/Graham stoplight, turn signals at 35th/Barton (which is in the Phase 1 zone), but no continuation of the rechannelization that comprised Phase 1 south of Morgan. When we talked with SDOT’s Jim Curtin on April 2nd, he said the plan would soon be added to the project website, and would be sent to many West Seattle homes in a mailer. That mailer arrived over the weekend, and the website is now updated – including the map shown above (here’s the full-size PDF version) – so if you want to see the official final version, here’s the project page. No further meetings planned, but if you have questions, Curtin says, you can e-mail the project team at

10 Replies to "FOLLOWUP: 35th Avenue SW 'Phase 2' info now online"

  • TreeHouse April 24, 2018 (11:28 am)

    I really don’t know what to believe anymore with SDOT. They scrap so many of their projects last minute. I wonder what percentage of their projects actually get finished. 

    • chemist April 24, 2018 (11:57 am)

      The prior version of this website promised the “Before and After” evaluation on Phase 1.  I notice the new version makes no mention of that report anymore.

    • Andros April 24, 2018 (1:41 pm)

      They do this to torment Jort specifically. 

  • Alex April 24, 2018 (1:46 pm)

    Is it defined exactly what they mean when they say they are adding a neighborhood greenway? I’m imagining something along the lines of reduced parking and additional bike lanes, but I’d like to know for sure

  • Don Brubeck April 24, 2018 (9:19 pm)

    Neighborhood Greenways do not add bike lanes or take away parking.  They  add traffic calming measures like speed humps or speed cushions; add curb ramps if missing; make intersection safety improvements where the greenway street crosses busier streets; and add wayfinding and 20mph speed limit signs.  26th Ave SW from Andover to Brandon is an  example in West Seattle. They make it safer for people to walk or bike on residential streets.

    Lots of info is available here:

    • chemist April 24, 2018 (11:35 pm)

      Maybe you could ask the Seattle Bike Advisory Board to write a resolution to prohibit SDOT from calling roads with bike lanes or that remove parking from being called “Greenways”?

      The boards from the North Admiral Greenway Connection have buffered bike lanes sketched on 42nd from Edmunds to Dakota and, depending on which of 3 options, remove one or two lanes of parking between Alaska and Edmunds.  They are proposing some of those other improvements you suggest too, Don.

      • KM April 25, 2018 (8:21 am)

        Why would they not call roads that prioritize green transportation “Greenways?” 

        • chemist April 25, 2018 (3:19 pm)

          I don’t know why SDOT and Don have different ideas on the term.  Maybe Don stopped being a leader on “Greenways” and mostly runs a burrito stand now.

          Most peer cities wouldn’t call roads with 4,500 – 6,500 vehicles per day on them as suited for a greenway.  SDOT is, even if it’ll make for several hazardous blocks in what’s supposed to be an all-ages and abilities thing.

          • WSB April 25, 2018 (3:22 pm)

            For those who won’t click through, that is an April Fool’s Joke post on the SNG site from a few years ago. Highly inadvisable for any organization or publication to do those, IMO.

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