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To immediately take all necessary steps to institute some form of traffic calming device on the arterial running along 5th Ave W & Raye St at the intersections of Smith & 5th Ave W & Raye & 7th Ave

To immediately take all necessary steps to institute some form of traffic calming device on the arterial running along 5th Ave W & Raye St at the intersections of Smith & 5th Ave W & Raye & 7th Ave

    1. Mary DaSilva
    2. Petition by

      Mary DaSilva

      Seattle, WA

To reduce the dangerous and life-threatening speeding on the above mentioned arterial. Such steps include (1) re-routing this inherently dangerous arterial before it causes further death, personal injury and severe property destruction; (2) implementing "traffic calming" devices such as speed bumps, radar signs, additional directional signage, stop signs and lights; and (3) increasing police enforcement of speed limits. In 2004, a motorcyclist was killed on the corner of 5th Ave W and W Raye Street when they hit a tree. Several other incidents have occurred during this time and more recently in the last 3 months include the following: (a) a driver hit a tree on 5th and Raye; (b) an early morning hit and run driver ran into a car on 5th Ave W and; (c) a driver speeding east bound crashed into a yard of a home on 5th Ave West and Raye Street damaging two properties.

Speeding on the arterial poses an ongoing threat to:

 

  • a)  pedestrians, especially children walking to and from Coe Elementary School
  • b)  homeowners crossing the arterial to catch the bus
  • c)  joggers, walkers, and walkers with baby strollers
  • D)  people parking their vehicles to attend the local businesses, such as the funeral home

 

To:
To immediately take all necessary steps to institute some form of traffic calming device on the arterial running along 5th Ave W & Raye St at the intersections of Smith & 5th Ave W & Raye & 7th Ave W

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Louisa Clayton SEATTLE, WA
      • 8 months ago

      Helps keep wild traffic under control and our pedestrians safer.

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    • Susanne Cox SEATTLE, WA
      • 8 months ago

      This is a common route for kids to walk to school.

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    • Matt Randles SEATTLE, WA
      • 8 months ago

      My child attends a nearby school; we walk in the area a lot.

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    • Mark Reys SEATTLE, WA
      • 8 months ago

      Our children walk to and from school and then to their friends homes and activities around the neighborhood. We need to do all we can to allow our kids to be seen.

      Mark Reys

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    • Jennifer Bennett SEATTLE, WA
      • 9 months ago

      My children walk to Come elementary School. There have been numerous times when cars have sped past and not paid attention to the pedestrian. Cross I g and the I nocent children o. Their way to and from school.

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