TRAFFIC ALERT: New all-way stop near Westwood Village

Thanks for all the tips! Multiple emails alerted us to the new all-way stop configuration for 25th/Trenton, with marked crosswalks, on the northeast edge of Westwood Village. We asked SDOT about it; their reply: “This is a new all-way stop. The goal is to improve safety for everyone but especially pedestrians. There are a relatively large number of pedestrians crossing, including high school and middle school students. The new stop signs will also help transit make the left turn from Trenton to 25th.” It’s been five years since pathway improvements were built just north of the intersection.

19 Replies to "TRAFFIC ALERT: New all-way stop near Westwood Village"

  • Jeepney May 26, 2023 (5:48 pm)

    While I applaud the implementation of this four way stop, my kiddo and many others actually cross Trenton about 200 yards to the west.  I do like this 4 way stop, because many people turning from 25th onto Trenton aren’t very careful.

  • MacJ May 26, 2023 (5:56 pm)

    A driver hit my wife in that intersection 7 years ago as she was driving home from a late shift, totaling our car, though thankfully she wasn’t hurt. Hopefully this can help dial back some of the awful driver behavior on Trenton. Then again, I’m seeing drivers ignoring stop signs constantly these days, so we’ll see how much good it does.

  • Scubafrog May 26, 2023 (6:42 pm)

    This is great!

  • Happy West Seattle resident May 26, 2023 (6:48 pm)

    This is good to see. I do hope this will detour people from parking in the loading zone and blocking the cut outs.

  • Andrew May 26, 2023 (6:57 pm)

    I was just almost hit in my car by a speeding vehicle that did not see the new stop sign. I reported it to the city that there are virtually no traffic revision signs (I didn’t see any). There is going to be a bad accident there in the next couple days if they don’t do more to alert drivers of the change. People regularly speed down that road.

    • WSB May 26, 2023 (7:05 pm)

      There is one in each direction near the intersection, we noticed while there around 5 pm. There is a visibility problem heading east on Trenton from west of 25th – a tree blocking view of the stop sign until you’re very close.

      • Andrew May 26, 2023 (7:29 pm)

        I think I can see it in your photo, on the north side of Trenton and already partially blocked by a parked car? I’m all for this new stop sign, I love it. I have always recognized the danger of turning from 25th to Trenton. I feel it would be wise to put down some temporary traffic calming devices or something to alert drivers better.Now if only they would change the arterial turn signage on SW Holden at 16th St SW to left turn only for the left lane and straight and right turn for the right lane, then all my traffic anxiety in this area would be gone.

    • Rhonda May 26, 2023 (10:46 pm)

      I just returned from QFC and watched a car go right through without stopping.

  • CoolBreeze May 26, 2023 (7:31 pm)

    A really great addition! This is so much safer for everyone.

  • East Coast Cynic May 26, 2023 (7:35 pm)

    I’m glad the DOT put a 4-way sign in that spot.  When making a left turn from 25th Ave SW on to Trenton, it’s a bit of a challenge to see through the cars parked on the WWV side of Trenton for the cars shooting down the street.  You have to sometimes pull out a bit to see if cars are coming,  practically to a spot on Trenton that you risk getting hit by careless speeding cars heading eastbound on Trenton.  That intersection will be so much safer now.

  • waikikigirl May 26, 2023 (7:58 pm)

    We noticed it today too when going to the PO and as you mentioned there are traffic revision signs but they are very hard to see, one was sitting on the sidewalk and not the usual visual on a existing street sign…that I noticed. 🤓And actually isn’t this a 3 way stop and not a 4 way?

    • WSB May 26, 2023 (8:32 pm)


  • Sassy May 26, 2023 (9:11 pm)

    Really, that corner justifies a light. If you’re going to do All Ways, it’s going to have to be like the WS junction.

  • Poncho Rodriguez May 26, 2023 (9:31 pm)

    Cars zip around in this area and go fast, turn corners quickly.  Now add people walking in the middle of the street thinking they’re safe is scary. 

  • Jim P. May 26, 2023 (10:32 pm)

    I live near here and it’s about time as Trenton has become the local motor speedway.The school crossing to the west might as well not exist the way folks barrel down the hillsCrossing Trenton has always been a gamble and I am more than surprised when someone actually stops rather than speed up when I start to cross.

  • Anywhere but here May 26, 2023 (11:09 pm)

    Oh it’s about time. I ALWAYS slow down here because there is almost always a car creeping out to turn up the hill. And the crosswalks are also a big improvement for obvious reason. 

  • Kt May 27, 2023 (10:53 am)

    Bravo.  Now let’s get that turn signal light that they have installed turned on at 26th and Roxbury!

  • DC May 30, 2023 (8:57 am)

    I’m late to this, but have to comment on how happy I am they’ve added this! I regularly walk to Westwood Village and cross at this exact spot. They way people speed down that hill makes it scary and dangerous to cross. Adding these stop signs and crosswalk markings will make the areas only shopping center much more accessible to pedestrians. 

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