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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 – 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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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 […]

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 & […]

Pedestrian Safety Tips from SPD

This information is from a brochure put out by Seattle Police Department:

Pedestrian Safety Tips

Always walk on the sidewalk. If there is no sidewalk and you must walk in the roadway, always walk facing the traffic. See and be seen. Wear bright or light-colored clothing and make eye contact with the driver before proceeding […]

Need Street Improvements?

Could your street use traffic calming installations to slow down speeders? Is there somewhere you think a crosswalk should be installed? If you’re one of the lucky ones that has sidewalks, does it need repair?

The city of Seattle is accepting proposals to the Neighborhood Park and Street Fund (NPSF) which supports improvements to neighborhood […]

Help Prevent Clogged Storm Drains

This time of year, storm drains can easily become overwhelmed with leaves and the summer’s accumulated street debris, resulting in backed up gutters and drains, and localized flooding. In Seattle, for example, there are about 80,000 storm drains — far more than city crews […]

School Traffic Safety Committee Seeks Members

The Seattle School Traffic Safety Committee is accepting applications for new members to help make walking and biking to school in Seattle safer and easier. The volunteer board was created by the Seattle City Council in 1975 to improve traffic safety for all of Seattle’s school children. It advises the Mayor and City Council with […]

Keep Your Kids Safe on Halloween

Here are top tips from Seattle Police Department for keeping your kids safe on Halloween:

For parents and children:

Children under 12 should trick-or-treat and cross streets with an adult. Always walk on sidewalks or paths. If there are no sidewalks, walk facing traffic as far to the left as possible. Cross the street […]