The Phinney Ridge Community Council’s meeting next Tuesday, March 3 will feature a discussion about efforts to improve safety on Seattle’s increasingly-crowded streets. Attendees will hear from Bradley Topol of the Seattle Department of Transportation about the City’s “Vision Zero” program, which aims to eliminate traffic deaths and serious injuries in Seattle by 2030.
Also included will be Robin Randels of Seattle Neighborhood Greenways, an advocacy group that works to increase safety for vulnerable road users such as pedestrians and bicyclists, and has been active in promoting the Safe Routes to Schools program. Audience members will have an opportunity to ask questions and raise concerns about safety issues specific to the Phinney Ridge neighborhood.
Road safety remains a serious issue in Seattle. Last year was among the deadliest of the past decade on the City’s streets, with 25 persons killed and 153 seriously injured in traffic collisions. The number of deaths and serious injuries on Seattle streets has remained stubbornly consistent during the past ten years, despite City efforts to lower speed limits and re-engineer streets for greater safety.
The March 3 meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at the Phinney Neighborhood Association’s Blue Building at 6532 Phinney Ave N. All are welcome to join!