SDOT has put out more information about its response to the recent traffic and safety problems/incidents in the Rainier Valley:
Launching November 2014 – the Rainier Avenue South Safety Corridor Project – a multi-year effort to improve safety for all through street improvements, increased enforcement efforts, and educational outreach.
The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is launching a collaborative process to review roadway conditions along Rainier Avenue South. As safety is our number one priority, we are committed to preventing collisions and improving safety for all users of the transportation system.
Together we will determine the specific nature and design elements of these changes through the process described below. New safety measures to be considered through this project will include: arterial traffic calming, traffic signal modifications, pavement repair, and pedestrian and bicycle safety enhancements. To address behavioral issues like speeding, distraction and impaired driving, we will develop targeted enforcement strategies and area-specific educational outreach.
This project will focus on the segment of Rainier Avenue South from Letitia Avenue South to Seward Park Avenue South.
Wednesday, November 12 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, The Columbia School – Cafeteria/Commons, 3528 S. Ferdinand St (use the Edmunds St entrance)
Tuesday, November 18 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM, The Ethiopian Community Center, 8323 Rainier Ave S
…also check your mail, SDOT flyers on the effort were sent out to neighborhood residents this week.