Have a concern about traffic in your neighborhood? City accepting requests for ‘calming’ program

The City of Edmonds is inviting citizens to submit requests for projects that could be funded through its 2020 Traffic Calming Program. The city has a budget of $18,000 to address speeding concerns and reduce cut-through traffic on streets where a problem can be documented.

The program consists of a three-phase process: (1) petition and review for qualification; (2) education/enforcement; and (3) possible installation of traffic calming devices. 

For a location to be considered in the 2020 Traffic Calming Program, applicants must submit a Citizen Action Request and Neighborhood Petition Form to the city. Both forms can be found here. The petition must have supporting signatures from at least eight different households within the affected neighborhood. 

City staff will evaluate each petition and determine if it qualifies for the Traffic Calming Program. All projects that qualify will be prioritized and pursued based on available funding. 

In past years, the program has funded the installation of speed radar feedback signs, signing and pavement marking. Alternative solutions may be considered depending on location and the traffic concern. 

For your street to be considered for the program, please submit the forms by Feb. 14, 2020 to Transportation Engineer Bertrand Hauss, either by email at bertrand.hauss@edmondswa.gov or mail to Edmonds City Hall (Attn: Engineering Division), 121 5th Ave. N. Edmonds, WA 98020.

12 Replies to “Have a concern about traffic in your neighborhood? City accepting requests for ‘calming’ program”

  1. How about the light on 104 where you turn to madrona? That’s apparently a state road and they can put in a turn signal and traffic timing for when school starts and gets out?

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  2. PLEASE do something about speeders on Olympic View Drive. The speed radar signs do help, but I have also seen them register 41 mph – the limit is 25 mph. By my informal count around 30% of the traffic is over speed, with around 10% at 30 mph or more. With curves and hidden and blind drives, and mailboxes on the right hand side of the road, it is a deathtrap waiting to spring.

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  3. The camera that photographs “speeders” in front of Meadowdale High School continues to operate for over two hours after school is out, and the kids are long-gone. That road is an arterial to and from Highway 99 that many depend on. The operating hours of the camera should be shortened to reflect the actual presence of kids near the school.

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  4. The intersection at Dayton and 3rd Ave S is very dangerous for pedestrians. There have been a number of accidents Consider a stop light or at least crosswalk lights. Also, 3rd Ave S between Dayton and Woodway is a raceway. Use your best traffic calming technology to slow down drivers.

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    1. 5th and Main. 4-way stop that many think is a round and round. Personally almost hit twice in the crosswalk with a friend.

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  5. People passing around others during rush hour at Main and 9th. They zoom right next to the sidewalk, and those padding and ending up in right lane go into the cross walk often to take a right up Main Street hill. I’ve almost been hit while in cross walk with my 3 children multiple times.

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  6. Also would love a cross walk or flashing lights for pedestrians to safely cross on maple and 9th. Lots of people use this to connect downtown edmonds with Yost park, and the cross walks at Bowdoin/9th and main/9th and not that close.

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  7. Please bring a lighted stop sign to the intersection of 224th street sw & 80th Avenue at the SW corner of Esperance Park. I’ve witnessed 2 accidents in the last 6 months of people driving through the stop sign and getting t-boned. So scary

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  8. Please add flashing stop signs to the fountain intersection of 5th and Main. It is a four way stop, but many drivers ignore the prominent stop signs and treat it like a round-about or traffic circle.

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  9. Better yet, remove the silly fountain to take away the illusion of a round about or take out the stop signs and make it a round about with a silly fountain. At least people would know what it is. Same with 8th and Dayton half roundabout. Use speed bumps to slow cars down and get rid of the circle thing.

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  10. My neighborhood is submitting a petition for added stop signs and pedestrian cross walks to deter cut through traffic and speeding on our residential streets, and to help the numerous students that live in the neighborhood navigate to Westgate Elementary school safely.

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