10 registered statements
Name not shown outside Issaquah Neighborhoods
June 5, 2018, 10:43 AM
I'm surprised and disappointed nothing is being done to address rampant speeding and aggressive driving along Highlands Drive and 9th. The type of speeding routinely seen along these roads make walking across and along these roads very uncomfortable, which is not in line with an urban village that the Highlands strives to be. There have also been multiple crashes in the last few years. With the Highlands' only grocery store located between these two roads, anyone who wishes to walk to the store (like we do) must pass through this environment. Between the less-than-ideal driving behavior seen and the short crossing times (which means we get across the street with only 4 or 5 seconds left on the countdown) the experience isn't exactly pleasant.
I hope this can be looked at and that the powers-that-be value the safety and quality of life of IH residents more than saving a few seconds for motorists passing through.
Joanne Mockford inside ISSAQUAH HIGHLANDS
May 14, 2018, 3:28 PM
Great improvement to include flags at crosswalks. However the crosswalk down by the fire station on Park drive frequently has a car parked within a few feet of the crossing on the east bound lane. Which makes it IMPOSSIBLE to see any pedestrians waiting to cross there whether they are holding a flag or not!
Bertan Aygun inside ISSAQUAH HIGHLANDS
May 9, 2018, 1:12 PM
What was the goal of removing no turn on red mentioned here: http://issaquahwa.gov/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=3525
This change doesn't address any of the concerns listed and it is unclear how it improves the safety in that crossing. The light there was only for the crossing and drivers has to stop on red light anyway before passing. The area also has a good clearence on seeing pedestrians crossing. If the concern was that with "OK to turn on red" drivers were not coming to a stop, I highly doubt this change will fix anything.
This sounds like a feel good change that actually achieves nothing.
April 6, 2018, 3:56 PM
Love the idea of having flags at the crosswalks, would like it even more if we could get flashing lights at the cross walk like the ones on front street. Also Removing the taller bushes in the median along park drive near the crosswalks at the school is an improvement but I believe it needs to be done to all three of the medians along that strip between crosswalks. Even better to just leave it mostly bare without any shrubs, just the existing taller trees. It would be helpful to paint parking spots that are nearest to the cross walks and fire hydrants red so that there's no confusion. There are some spots near cross walks such as around the round-about on the left hand side on Park Drive near Blakely Hall that should be eliminated completely. Visibility coming around there makes it impossible to see anything on the sidewalk near the cross walks. At the very least there should be at least a 2 car space distance from the crosswalk where there should be a no parking sign and painted red. Thank you!
March 19, 2018, 4:20 PM
Is there an opportunity to understand which areas have been identified to limit on-street parking due to visibility obstruction? My husband and I park every day (morning and evenings) in the small lot between Highlands Dr NE and NE High St (behind Regal Cinemas) to drop off/pick up our son for daycare at the Bright Horizons, and it's a harrowing experience trying to get out of the parking lot due to vehicles parked on Highlands Dr NE in front of Seattle Sun Tan because they completely block our visibility to the street and on-coming traffic. Were areas such as these investigated with the assessment or dependent of feedback from residents? Thanks!
March 8, 2018, 12:28 PM
The calming signs were a novel idea. However, many don't read the signs and speed anyway. Specifically, Park Dr. just west of the school. After the school zone, people still think the speed limit is 30 MPH when it is only 25 MPH. I recommend AUTOMATED SPEED-CAMERA ENFORCEMENT. They have proven effective in reducing crashes and speeding. Start mailing tickets to violators and the speeding will be greatly reduced. I've spoken with many police officers and they jokingly refer to Park Dr. as a huge revenue generator for the city. Here is a link to the CDC's website with the data supporting the cameras: https://www.cdc.gov/motorvehiclesafety/calculator/factsheet/speed.html
February 23, 2018, 12:04 PM
I'd like for there to be more speed radar signs.
Elizabeth H inside ISSAQUAH HIGHLANDS
February 17, 2018, 8:33 AM
Cars parked within 30ft of a stop sign also cause pedestrian visibility issues. I know 10th Ave NE has misleading signage and curb bulbs that encourages parking by the stop signs.
Adding wrong way signage and 2-way RRPMs (red/white) on Federal Dr may resolve some confusion.
Tim Ryan inside ISSAQUAH HIGHLANDS
February 14, 2018, 4:31 PM
Calming signs were ok but were blown over during moderate winds near 10th and High, a difficult corner that needs attention.
Should be no right turn on red sign at High and Highlands Drive. Very dangerous corner, many accidents.
Need a no U turn sign by the Fire House.
Light up crosswalk at the Firehouse
Lindsey Walsh inside ISSAQUAH HIGHLANDS
February 14, 2018, 4:18 PM
If you are going to remove the 'right turn on red after stop' sign by the Ram (as listed here: http://www.issaquahwa.gov/DocumentCenter/View/4746), then you should be consistent and do the same with the previous intersection at Highlands Dr. & Federal Way (by Ulta).
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