Take 20 minutes for 23rd Avenue

We’re excited about our plans for the 23rd Avenue corridor – and we’ve taken our show on the road! This week we’ve been at the Douglass-Truth Library and SOAR having great conversations with Central Area neighbors.

We hope you can join us at our final session tomorrow, January 31 at the Miller Park Community Center from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m.

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Check out our project website for more info. See you real soon!

About our work in the 23rd corridor area

Beginning in fall 2014, the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) plans to begin constructing corridor improvements on 23rd Avenue as well as implementing a neighborhood greenway in the area. Investing in these important projects means improving safety for drivers, pedestrians, and bike riders – plus faster and more reliable transit in the corridor.

The condition of 23rd Avenue creates a poor environment for the many vehicles, transit users, bike riders, and pedestrians who use the corridor today. Since early 2013, SDOT has been reviewing existing traffic data in the area and asking for community input about how improvements to the 23rd Avenue corridor could balance the needs of all users.

On streets with fewer than 25,000 vehicles per day, redesigning a street from four lanes to three can have many safety and mobility benefits, including:

  • Reducing collisions
  • Reducing speeding
  • Allowing vehicles to turn without blocking traffic
  • Managing drivers cutting in and out of lanes
  • Creating space for wider sidewalks
  • Making streets easier to cross, and
  • Make it easier for larger vehicles (e.g. buses) to travel

After reviewing data and soliciting community input, SDOT will redesign 23rd Avenue between E John Street and Rainier Avenue S to three lanes – one lane in each direction with a center-turn lane.

More info

www.seattle.gov/transportation/23rd_ave.htm

www.seattle.gov/transportation/centralgreenway.htm.

23rdAveCorridor@seattle.gov

(206) 684-7963 (Maribel Cruz, Outreach Lead)

 

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