Transportation and Mobility Open House, November 29
Nov 16, 2017 - On Wednesday evening, November 29, at 6:30pm, the City will hold a transportation and mobility open house at City Hall to discuss next steps in the City's plans for traffic and safety improvement measures related to light rail construction. These measures will be funded by a portion of the $10.1 million mitigation settlement with Sound Transit intended to partially compensate for the impacts of light rail construction.
City staff and traffic consultants will discuss recent traffic count data, reflecting conditions following the June 3 closure of the I-90 Center Roadway and the restriction of the Island Crest Way westbound tunnel on-ramp to HOVs only.
In June, the City publicized an online survey, asking Seattle-bound commuters to report their driving experiences and observations from the first week of the closure: 300 respondents provided valuable feedback, and many asked for a follow-up survey and meeting this fall when schools are in session and rainy, dark weather returns. A second survey will be launched later this year.
Also in June, the City held its first mobility meeting, focusing primarily on the initial impacts and traffic delays observed by Island commuters. At this November open house, based on data gathered so far, the City will discuss problem areas and potential solutions that could enhance safety, shorten travel times through Town Center, improve bicycle and pedestrian access to transit, and offer additional first/last mile transit options. Attendees will be invited to share their observations or comment on mobility solutions.
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