Dear Magnolia and Interbay Stakeholders,
Work on our Interbay Trail Connections project is substantially complete, so this will be the last communication you receive about construction.
Thank you for your feedback and patience during this project. We’ve heard from over a hundred people who live, work, and travel in the area. Our project team read and considered every email, and talked to many people who called and met with us.
Through the outreach process, we heard both positive and negative feedback about our work. This safety project adds a significant piece to Seattle’s bikeway network between major trails. We’ve separated people biking and walking from people driving, and implemented a new street design aimed to reduce speeding and the number of crashes.
We also heard that people were frustrated with the construction timeline, where we did outreach, and increased travel times. You can learn more about the concerns residents shared on the SDOT blog.
Moving forward, we’re committed to periodic monitoring of the new design to learn more about what’s happening. We can make design tweaks and respond to feedback as it comes in. Over the next few weeks, you may see us doing minor construction work and installing some remaining items. The orange cones will be in place until some backordered materials arrive.
To request city services such as leaf sweeps and pothole filling, use reporting tool Find It, Fix It or call 206-684-ROAD (7623). If you have questions or concerns, please email our team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please travel safely in this corridor so we can make streets safer for everyone in your neighborhood. There have been dozens of reported crashes here over recent years. Our citywide Vision Zero goal is to end traffic deaths and serious injuries on city streets by 2030, which will take a concerted effort from all of us to travel safely.
Again, thank you for your patience and feedback throughout this project. And happy holidays.
Senior Communications Outreach Specialist
City of Seattle Department of Transportation
The Port of Seattle is doing its part to address the regionsâ€™ homelessness epidemic by partnering with community groups and the City of Seattle by providing needed resources.
The Port is considering making their Tsubota property, located at 1601 15th Ave W, available as a new temporary location for Tent City 5, which is currently located just north in the Interbay neighborhood at 3234 17th Avenue West, between W Dravus and W Bertona. Approximately 70 residents and their small structures and tents would be on the property for up to two years.
The Port of Seattle and the City of Seattle are inviting the public to a meeting on September 6 at the Magnolia Community Center located at 2550 34th Ave West, from 5:30 to 7pm.
The Port of Seattle Commission is taking up the issue during its September 12 meeting, and the City of Seattle will be holding up to two additional public meetings regarding the placement of Tent City 5, should the Commission vote to make the property available.
A Q&A on the proposal is available here, along with a map showing the potential site of Tent City 5. To comment or ask questions about homelessness and encampments, contact (**) email@example.com or let us know and we will forward them to the appropriate office at the City of Seattle. For comments related to the Portâ€™s participation, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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