Walk? Take the Pedestrian Master Plan Update survey
We’re lucky to have local community organizations like Queen Anne Greenways to make sure our streets are safe for pedestrians. However, if you’re a pedestrian, you’ll have a vested interest in the Seattle Pedestrian Master Plan, the City’s approach to prioritizing pedestrian improvements across Seattle.
The Pedestrian Master Plan Update survey is open now, and it takes about 5 minutes or less to complete it. It asks respondents to rate/rank the importance of different pedestrian improvements, from safe sidewalks to visible crosswalks (check out the almost-non-existent crosswalk at Queen Anne Ave N & Galer St to the right) to speed limits for cars.
The survey also shows a variety of different alternatives to traditional sidewalks that would be less expensive for the City to implement in areas where no sidewalks exist today.
Check out the survey today and let the city know what you think about different approaches to keeping pedestrians safe both on Queen Anne and in Seattle.
Queen Anne Greenways meets tonight; 7-way stop, McGraw & 7th Ave W, and more
The monthly Queen Anne Greenways meeting is tonight at 6:30pm. The group has a new venue for their meetings – Bayview Retirement Community’s Kinnear Room. Bayview is located near the foot of the Counterbalance at 11 W Aloha St. Enter through the covered entryway off of 1st Ave W to acess the Kinnear Room.
Tonight’s agenda includes:
Ratification of QA Greenways’ two proposed new Blueprint priorities to replace two that were deleted or consolidated
7th & McGraw intersection (near Coe Elementary)
Queen Anne’s 20 mph zone
10th Avenue West! Bring your ideas.
All are welcome to attend the meeting and bring ideas about pedestrian, cyclist, and driver safety on Queen Anne.
Join Queen Anne Greenways meeting tonight to identify 2015 safety priorities
Our friends at Queen Anne Greenways are hosting their monthly meeting tonight, and they need your help! Are there areas of Queen Anne that are or have become dangerous for pedestrians? Nominate them as a project for the group to champion.
Some examples that have been sent to us as blog post ideas:
– Pedestrian crossing areas near Trader Joe’s and Bartell – pedestrians not using the crosswalk
– No crosswalk painted at Newton St (from Pharmaca to Helen’s)
– Need for stop signs at Wheeler St and 4th Ave N
And, from Queen Anne Greenways:
Find out how you can nominate a project and help make it a reality. Is there a street you would like to make safer for pedestrians and cyclists? Is there an intersection you would like to improve? Is there a transportation policy matter that needs to be addressed?
Also, come see what you can do to restore Queen Anne’s 20 mph zone! Recently, the Seattle Department of Transportation proposed creating a safe and calm traffic zone on top of the hill but the Queen Anne Community Council rejected it. Help us fight to get it back.
If you have ideas to add, plan on attending Queen Anne Greenways meeting tonight at 400 W Garfield St at 6:30pm. All are welcome to attend. (same place as usual, 6:30 PM) to help set priorities.
Queen Anne Greenways meets Tuesday at the Queen Anne Library
The monthly Queen Anne Greenways meeting is this Tuesday, April 28th, at the Queen Anne Library. The meeting runs from 6:30pm to 7:45pm, with a hard-stop at 7:45pm due to Library hours (so no worries on it running over if you have to make plans).
The focus of this week’s meeting is the ongoing discussion of 2015 priorities to keep pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists safe on Queen Anne streets. All ideas will be gathered, discussed, then prioritized by those at the meeting.
Here’s the current list of priorities from past meetings:
- 7th Ave W & W McGraw intersection/proposed 4-way stop
- Repainting and/or painting crosswalks
- 7th Ave W & Blaine St
- Connecting to Uptown, Westlake, and other neighborhoods
- Revisit what is included in “Greenways”
- 10th Ave W & McGraw 4-way stop
- Sharrowing the #1 bus route up the hill
All are welcome to attend the meeting and submit additional priorities – as well as vote on the list above. Help keep our streets safe and attend a Queen Anne Greenways meeting, all are welcome!
Queen Anne Greenways meets Tuesday with updates on 7th W & McGraw, 7-way stop, and more
The Queen Anne Greenways community group is hosting its monthly meeting tomorrow, Tuesday, February 24th. As always, the group is open to all residents who are interested in keeping our streets safe for pedestrians, cyclists, and even drivers.
Tuesday’s meeting will be at the Queen Anne Public Library, running from 6:30pm to 7:45pm.
On the agenda are updates for the 7th Ave W & W McGraw intersection, as well as the 7-way stop. Plus, they’ll provide info on work being done at the city-level, such as Sunday Parkways and Vision Zero.
The group will also be setting priorities for 2015, so if you have ideas for projects or initiatives, bring them along!
Queen Anne Greenways meets Tuesday; intersection updates and guest Sally Bagshaw
The meeting is open to all, and this month’s agenda has something for everyone, including special guest Seattle City Councilmember Sally Bagshaw.
– Sign in and Introductions (10 minutes)
– Report on the Seattle Neighborhood Greenways day-long retreat (10 minutes)
– Update on 7th Ave W and W McGraw St (10 minutes)
– Update & discussion on 7-way stop (15 minutes)
– Priorities for 2014-15 (e.g. Bicycle Sunday on top of the hill) (15 minutes)
– Conversation with Councilmember Sally Bagshaw (15 minutes)
– Adjourn 7:45pm