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2017 Pinehurst/Northgate Find It, Fix It Update Report

Here is a report of the results of the Find It, Fix It Community Walk we did April 2017. It shows actions that were completed, those in progress, and things they have no plans to do. Read it here. <—Note that because the file is too big to put on WordPress (this blog site), clicking […]

2018 Your Voice Your Choice

Time to submit our ideas for park improvements and pedestrian and street safety feature improvements. Last year Pinehurst benefited from this process and we can do it again this year if we submit ideas and vote for them. Below are some dates for brainstorming project ideas. The more people, the merrier —>


Texting and Driving Warning Period is Over

The education and warning period for the state’s new distracted driving law is over, and troopers will start handing out tickets if you’re caught holding a cell phone while behind the wheel.

Since July 2017, when the law went into effect in Washington, police have pulled people over and given them warnings about the law, […]

Road Rules – Turning on Red Arrow

Q: When is it OK to turn right on a red arrow? Does it matter if there’s more than one lane turning? And is it ever OK for a left turn?

A: Under Washington law, you can turn right on a solid red arrow (the same as a solid red light) provided you come to […]

Get a Grant to Improve Walk/Bike to School Options for Kids

Have an idea for getting more kids to walk and bike to school? Maybe it’s getting crosswalk flags, starting a student safety patrol program, pulling together a Walk to School Day event (which you now have a full year to plan 😉), painting an intersection, or organizing a walking school bus or bike train program. […]

Pedestrian Safety Improvements on 5th Ave NE

Late 2017/early 2018 SDOT is making safety enhancements on 5th Ave NE between NE 115th St and NE 127th St to reduce crashes and make it easier to walk and bike in the Pinehurst neighborhood. This Vision Zero spot improvement project is part of SDOT’s plan to end traffic deaths and serious injuries on city […]

Road Rules – School Zones

Washington enforces 20 mph speed limits in school zones. Some people contend that the “when children are present” signs create confusion about when the law applies. In the Washington law, “when children are present” refers to children’s proximity to the road.

The reduced speed limit applies when you see children walking along the […]

Update on Safety Improvement Work in Pinehurst

A few weeks ago, Pinehurst Community Council invited Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) to have a table at the upcoming Pinehurstfest so they can share their progress on the safety improvement work with the Pinehurst neighbours.

We just received a reply from SDOT. Brian Dougherty, in charge of Pedestrian and Neighbourhood Projects, regretfully turned down […]

Road Rules – Turning Left into Which Lane?

Is it legal to turn into the outside curb lane when you turn left onto a four lane road?

A) Yes, it’s legal if you can clearly see that the outside lane is open and no one else is merging into it;

B) Yes, it’s legal as long as you’re turning onto a one-way street.