Come join councilmember Tom Rasmussen, chair of the city Transportation Committee, along with representatives from SDOT and the Delridge neighborhoods for a walking tour and discussion of transportation in North Delridge. We’ll talk about traffic calming, and safety and enhancements for pedestrians, cyclists, drivers, and transit users. Meet at the Delridge Community Center from 3:00-4:30pm on Wednesday, January 11th.
The full list of topics to discuss will be decided during the upcoming council meeting on January 9th, but below you can find a partial list of topics which have been brought up at recent meetings. Note that this tour will focus primarily on areas north of Edmunds St. on Delridge Way.
- Safety & Connectivity for bicyclists (lack of defined lanes, especially approaching the bridge bike trail)
- The desire to make available 26th as a Greenway route for pedestrians & cyclists (well-marked connections are vital)
- The pedestrian light trigger at Andover needs to be automatic with light. Pedestrians often end up waiting multiple cycles.
- The lack of crosswalks (especially in the blocks south of Oregon st)
- Metro only AM – Northbound lane between Alaska and Andover was discussed but never established
- PM southbound: currently afternoon parking is restricted between Andover & Oregon, but the lane is not marked. Should this be a transit-only lane during this time?
- Traffic calming: 35mph speed limit is often not respected, especially as drivers come off the bridge.
- Southbound Delridge south of Andover is confusing: during peak times, are there two travel lanes or one?
If you have any other ideas for what should be discussed, you can bring them up here in the comments, or come to the council meeting Monday, or join us for the walkthrough on Wednesday. See you there!