Work in, bike or walk through Lynnwood? The city wants your ideas

The City of Lynnwood has extended the deadline to June 21 for an online open house survey regarding its draft Connect Lynnwood Active and Accessible Transportation Plan. City staff would like input from anyone who lives or works in, bikes or walks through Lynnwood.

You can visit the online open house here or copy and paste this link into your browser:

The Connect Lynnwood plan includes a variety of elements:

Active Transportation Plan:

  • Update Lynnwood’s existing walking and bicycling networks
  • Identify key projects that improve safety and connections to important destinations

School Outreach, Access and Safety Plans:

  • Identify where walking and bicycling improvements could improve safety
  • Encourage more students and their families to choose to walk or bike to school.

Parks Access Plan:

  • Improves Lynnwood residents’ access to parks within a 10-minute walk of their home.

Complete Streets Policy:

  • To guide the efforts of all city departments in:
  • Developing
  • Operating
  • Maintaining a safe, cohesive, and efficient multi-modal transportation system.
  1. I would love to see X crosswalks installed at least at 48th & 196th intersection as well as be considered at others which are impacted by the number of apt units within easy walking distance. On a green light traffic is frequently delayed due to those in crosswalks and many with children are forced to wait for a first crossing then must cross again to reach their destinations. My understanding of X crosswalks shows they are more efficient for those crossing and allow for smoother vehicle traffic. Seems to me it would also be beneficial for those riding bicycles if they could utilize these rather than gathering at the corner where they are apt to find parents with stollers and young children waiting to cross. I would also like to see a much larger push for “wear white at night” or reflective vests as pedestrians crossing so many driveways or areas like 48th from 196 to 200th where cars are parked on both sides of the streets can easily block views of pedestrians at apt driveways.

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