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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 – Merging for Lane Closure

​​​​​Lane closed ahead. One great big backup, right?

​Not necessarily, says the Washington State Department of Transportation, if you know the right way to merge.

Test your move-over know-how below:

You’re traveling on Interstate 5 when you spot an orange “Lane closed ahead” sign. What’s the right thing to do?

Merge left as soon […]

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.

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Northgate Transit Open House May 6, 2017

Find It, Fix It Walk Preliminary Meeting – All Welcome

Mayor Murray is doing a Northgate/Pinehurst Find It, Fix It Walk on April 25th. Pinehurst Community Council has been collecting ideas for problem areas to show him via this blog and the Pinehurst Seattle Facebook group.

We invite everyone who made suggestions, and anyone else who is interested, to meet with us for a preliminary […]

Contribute to Pinehurst/Northgate Mayor’s Find It, Fix It Walk

Are you interested in having your voice heard at Mayor Ed Murray’s Find It, Fix It Community walk for the Northgate/ Pinehurst Community? Besides the work Pinehurst Community Council is doing to collect your ideas, you can go directly to the City to weigh in:

City reps Lemmis Stephens and Paige […]

Expanded Night-Owl Bus Service Coming in September

In September 2017, Seattle will more than double its service investment between 2 and 5 a.m., establishing new late-night connections throughout Seattle, and providing late night cross-town transit options for the first time ever.

For us in Pinehurst, that means Seattle-funded late-night service on routes 65 and 67 serving Northeast Seattle areas including Lake […]

Got a Small Park or Street Improvement Project in Mind?

Do you have an idea for a small-scale improvement in a park or street in our neighborhood?

Your Voice, Your Choice: Parks & Streets is an opportunity for community members to directly decide how to spend $2 million​ of the City’s budget on small-scale physical improvement projects in Seattle’s parks & […]

The Right Way To Get Out of the Way for Emergency Vehicles

Here’s some info to remember, to help make our streets safe for emergency vehicles (from the Pemco Insurance newsletter):

 

 

 

Whoooop! Whoooop! Whoooop! An emergency vehicle is approaching fast. Sure, you know to pull to the right shoulder and stop when you’re on a two-lane road. But would you know the right way […]

Crime and Safety Meeting August 31

Want to learn about personal safety, Safe Routes to School, the Find It Fix It app, meet our new SPD Crime Prevention Coordinator Mary Amberg (looks like the new title is Outreach Coordinator) and more? Attend the next Lake City Community Conversation.

Wednesday, August 31st from 6-7:30 PM at the Lake City Community Center.

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