Safety improvements coming to Bitter Lake after Mayor’s Find It, Fix It Community Walk in November

by | Jan 18, 2016

Following the Bitter Lake neighborhood’s Find It, Fix It Community Walk with Mayor Ed Murray on Nov. 14, several city agencies are making improvements:

  • Parks has a contractor lined up and is working with Bitter Lake P-Patch gardeners to coordinate the installation of the gunite encapsulation of the gabions to prevent further injuries
  • The North Precinct has increased patrol on Linden Ave
  • 3 incidences of graffiti removed
  • Parks pruned vegetation along Bitter Lake shoreline
  • Traffic calming on N 143rd St (in process)
  • Department of Transportation (SDOT) is meeting next week to review the Linden Ave corridor and anticipates key improvements and updates will be made (in process)

SDOT representatives will be present at the Bitter Lake Community Center (13035 Linden Ave N, Seattle, WA 98133) on January 21st, from 7-8pm to address the traffic calming project and additional SDOT improvements in Bitter Lake.

In addition, community groups, using grants distributed as part of the Find It, Fix It Community Walk, are implementing neighborhood projects:

  • PTA’s playground cleanup project at Broadview Thomson K-8
  • Interpretive sign at Bitter Lake shoreline (in process)
  • Community Center art project (in process)
  • P-Patch art project (in process)
  • What do you love about Bitter Lake? (in process)

As a reminder, please continue to use the Find It, Fix It App to report issues. The app can be found in the iTunes and Google Play stores. In addition, please take our new survey and give us feedback on the walk.

At the Mayor’s Find it Fix it Tour on November 14, 2015 the community expressed strong concerns with traffic on N 143rd St. Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) confirmed this corridor is used as a cut-through route from Aurora to Greenwood. People driving should use N 145th St, one block to the north.

At the meeting on January 21, we will provide traffic data to the community and discuss potential improvements. If the community chooses to pursue improvements, the best funding source is the Neighborhood Park and Street Fund. Project applications are due February 8. Find the application and learn more atwww.seattle.gov/neighborhoods/neighborhood-park-and-street-fund.

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