Connect Trossachs Boulevard to E. Main Street in Sammamish

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Connect Trossachs Boulevard to E. Main Street in Sammamish

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Sunit Kavathekar started this petition to City Council City of Sammamish

There is a single road connecting people living in the Trossachs area to the rest of the world. The Comprehensive Development Plan for the City, drawn up well before all the new housing near Soaring Eagle Park came up, envisaged a "collector" road connecting Trossachs Boulevard to E. Main Street in Sammamish. I've excerpted the relevant part of the map from the Comprehensive Plan document above. The proposed collector road is shown as a green dotted line. Such a road would put the Sammamish City center within 3.2 miles of the Trossachs. The Safeway on 228th would be a mile closer than the QFC in Klahanie. Most importantly, Fire, Police and Medical emergency vehicles could get to the Trossachs area very quickly. It would enable numerous commuters to access public transportation on 228th Ave NE and would cut hundreds of thousands of car miles traveled per year (think about the tons of carbon emissions eliminated).   

The Comprehensive plan has been around since 2006 and has always had the Trossachs collector. This petition aims to accelerate the investment in that road and urges the City Council to initiate the process. The returns on that investment are likely to be quick in terms of enhanced tax revenues from rising property values as well as an explosion of business activity in the Sammamish city center.

Why do I care? I recently sustained a sport injury while playing on a court in Redmond. The 911 medical emergency response team was on the site within 5 minutes and I was in the emergency room within 20. In 2014, a guest in my house sustained a concussion when they hit their head on the kitchen counter. It took the emergency responders 20 minutes to get there and a team from Bellevue got there at the same time that the local team did. Neither of these incidents were life threatening, but the former incident got me thinking about the isolation from the rest of the world of the part of Trossachs northwest of Cascade Ridge elementary. 

 

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This petition had 158 supporters