SDOT is going to take action on Roxbury safety

Six months ago, the Westwood-Roxhill-Arbor Heights Community Council together with the Highland Park Action Committee and the North Highline Unincorporated Area Council called on the Seattle Department of Transportation and their King County DOT counterparts to perform a safety study on SW Roxbury Street. Everyone in our area knows how bad the speeding issues are. There are sections of sidewalk missing. We have a large number of accidents.

We asked on July 21, 2013, six months ago. Now, all the safety studies and research are done. SDOT is now in charge of the project, and are going to perform outreach for your feedback in implementing the solutions they’ve come up to the problems they’ve found.

Mark your calendars:

  • Thursday, February 13, 6:30 to 8 PM, Jim Wiley Community Center, 9800 8th Avenue SW
  • Wednesday, February 26, 6 PM to 7:30 PM, Roxhill Elementary School, 9430 30th Avenue SW
Announcement from SDOT, coming soon to our area as postcards in the mail.

Announcement from SDOT, coming soon to our area as postcards in the mail.

Our areas historically have been overlooked or dumped upon for a variety of reasons, ranging from socio-economics to us simply being one of the more far-flung corners of both the city and county. The neighborhoods often had to stand alone, out of habit, convention, or other reasons. That’s done with, thanks to all of you. Thank you to everyone that brought us their concerns, that offered feedback, and who helped moved this forward. This was the first of many projects that our groups will press.

Please take time to come to your neighborhood council’s meetings. None of this is possible without your help, and all of our groups could always use more volunteers. The more people that come out, the more that can get done, the more leverage that can be exercised toward our local governments, and the more our local neighborhoods will improve.

For those south of Roxbury on the county side, NHUAC meets next on Thursday, February 6th at 7pm at the North Highline Fire Station (1243 112th Street, SW).

For those in Highland Park, HPAC meets next on Wednesday, February 26th, at 630pm at the Highland Park Improvement Club (1116 SW Holden, Seattle, WA).

For those of you in Westwood, Roxhill, or Arbor Heights, WWRHAH meets next tonight at 615pm at the SW Branch of the Seattle Public Library (9010 35th Ave. S.W. Seattle, WA).

Here is the official project page: http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/roxbury.htm

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