All Welcome. We will have representatives from SPD for a short visit, and a comprehensive presentation and conversation with SDOT Home Zone Planners, to help them prioritize the traffic mitigation proposed for Highland Park/ Riverview & South Delridge.
Time: Jan 27, 2021 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
General Interest update on Automated Ticketing on the WS Low Bridge:
UPDATE! -Starting on Jan. 11, unauthorized vehicles on the West Seattle Low Bridge during the day are subject to a $75 fine for each trip.
The Low Bridge has become an extremely important path for emergency vehicles, buses, and heavy freight to get in and out of West Seattle while the High-Rise Bridge is closed for repair until 2022. To keep this critical route clear for these essential trips, other vehicles may not drive on the Low Bridge between 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. Alternate routes for people who cannot drive on the Low Bridge include the 1st Ave S Bridge or South Park Bridge. Click here to find detour routes and learn more about travel options.
Greetings neighbors. With the Mayor’s announcement selecting the path of repair for the WSBridge, we now have an idea of the timeline we face hosting the detour route traffic. The SDOT Home Zone planners are at work in our neighborhoods, doing additional traffic counting and outreach to all involved. While HPAC traditionally pauses our community meetings during Nov/Dec months due to holidays, the executive board and traffic committee chairs will continue to monitor this work.
Please continue to contact us if you have traffic issues to report. We have a batch of the free SDOT traffic calming signs seen here for your use. Available in English, Spanish and Vietnamese.
Join us Wednesday, October 28, as SDOT planners check-in with Highland Park, Riverview & South Delridge residents, to report back to the larger community on what was heard on the Home Zone walks of October 20-21, and collect additional feedback from community to develop a proposed home zone plan. A home zone plan involves the entire neighborhood working together to prioritize improvements that calm traffic and improve pedestrian mobility and neighborhood livability during the impacts of the WSBridge detour routes.
We will also hear a brief update on the progress of Highland/Holden intersection planning work.
Meet your neighbors and help build a safer, more user friendly community. Log in virtually here:
Join Us for Our HPAC Monthly Meeting Weds., Sep 23, 2020 at 07:00 PM on Zoom
We’ll hear from SDOT & Department of Neighborhoods folks about this and other survey projects moving ahead now and in 2021. Plus, discuss how we want to work with the City to mitigate traffic impacts going forward. There will also be a preliminary introduction to the Home Zone concept – steps that will be taken to keep our area safe, walkable and connected during the WS Bridge reroute traffic.
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HPAC is Seeking Several New Executive Committee Members
Find yourself spending more time in your neighborhood? Are you seeing it differently? Do you have an interest in the history as well as an investment in its future? Do you have ideas about how to make it safer and more enjoyable?
Highland Park Action Coalition (HPAC) invites neighbors from Highland Park, Riverview, & South Delridge to join us in sharing your thoughts, concerns and interests in our community.
This volunteer organization welcomes all residents as participating members and actively offers opportunities for leadership roles.
After 5 years in leadership at HPAC, Gunner Scott is stepping down as HPAC’s chair effective September 18, 2020. While he will no longer be a part of the of the day to day at HPAC, he will continue to support the great work of HPAC and the neighborhoods in other ways. We wish him the best and thank him for his service.
As you know, HPAC’s goal is to address community needs and advocate with Government agencies and policy makers. We need your voice and energy to make that happen. HPAC has been very successful at advocating for the neighborhood for the last 10 years with regards to:
Micro Policing Plans Traffic Concerns Improvement of safe routes for schools Highland Park Elementary support Delridge Wetlands Street and sidewalk improvements, curbs, visibility, speeding, noise pollution Homeless Encampment issues Greenbelt Trails Dumar Substation rezone Preserving the Myers Way property for future public uses Relocation of a proposed County Jail expansion Supporting collaborative efforts with surrounding groups such as Earthcorps, the Duwamish Tribe, District 1 Neighborhood Council and others.
And with your help, HPAC will continue to work on other topics that concern our area.
PLEASE consider joining our next HPAC Zoom Meeting on Wednesday, September 23rd at 7pm!Our main focus at the moment is traffic!! However, there will be an opportunity to ask questions and learn about joining HPAC at that time.
Hope to see you there! Highland Park Action Coalition Traffic Impacts Committee
Craig, Kay, and Donna will continue to lead HPAC’s work on traffic mitigation and more support is needed to keep HPAC a vibrant neighborhood advocacy group. Therefore, HPAC is seeking neighbors from Highland Park, South Delridge and Riverview to help steer the coalition and advocate on behalf of our beautiful and diverse neighborhoods. If you are interested come a virtual meeting or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, Aug 13, 2020 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Via Virtual Meeting: The meeting is open to all, but due to our 100 person Zoom capacity we will prioritize attendees from Highland Park, South Delridge, Riverview and Roxhill.
Join HPAC and SDOT on a presentation and discussion about the Highland Park/South Delridge/Riverview Traffic Survey Results.
About The Neighborhood Prioritization Process The survey was to enable neighborhoods to prioritize which projects felt, as a community, would best address the impacts of the High-Bridge closure. The survey included lists of potential projects that were generated from ideas SDOT received from community, along with some of their own ideas, and projects from existing transportation and neighborhood plans. While a much larger mix of projects remain on SDOT’s radar, they recognize the need for immediate action. Therefore, the lists included projects that can be completed quickly and cost less than $100,000.
HPAC continues to raise issues with SDOT’s process for mitigating the impact on the detour through Highland Park, Riverview and South Delridge
July 20, 2020
Dear Councilperson Pedersen,
This feedback is to express our grave concern and request clarifications regarding the Reconnect West Seattle Community; in particular on the Roxhill, Highland Park, Riverview, S. Delridge Prioritization Ballot.
The very large number of projects offered speaks to the historically ignored infrastructure needs in these neighborhoods, which are now suddenly front and center and being asked to host the tremendous amount of bypass traffic off the peninsula. We commend SDOT for listening to the community input and trying to get as many things onto this list as possible. With the personal safety goal of Vision Zero as a target, ideas for a number of ways that traffic can be addressed and calmed are offered. However, funding is unclear.
Assuming that we have 10 projects at 100K each, may we count on the city allocating one million dollars to these neighborhoods? Or, is this a ‘not to exceed’ cap? Who will make the final recommendations?
The process within the agencies and the WSBTF is unclear, and the results uncertain to the neighborhood.
In regards to the balloting itself, the document is difficult to understand. We’ve spent 3+ hours converting the formatting to sort it in a logical way, tracking each project on the accompanying map and noting specifics and relationships between the suggested projects. The map itself is incredibly disconcerting.
Please note the (at least) 26 reference point numbers that are not on the voter survey. Please see image.
This confusing presentation could result in scattered and ill-informed input from the public to be misinterpreted by the agencies involved, leading to results that do not reflect what the community is actually asking for.
The process for addition and consideration of ideas that are not on the ballot is also unclear. For example, we have a legacy “cut through” route (20th Ave SW) between SW Holden and Delridge that is nearly untenable now; it doesn’t appear to have much help offered through this process and could be expensive to address. How do we help advocate for these horribly impacted neighbors?
We look forward to hearing from you at your earliest convenience. We are resolved to assist in outreaching this planning but are dismayed at the form, contents and speed of the action to date.
We eagerly invite you to join us on a socially distanced tour of the neighborhood so that you can observe the serious traffic burdens that our neighborhood is feeling already.
Stop By Reconnect West Seattle Virtual Office Hours
Reconnect West Seattle is SDOT’s vision to restore travel across the Duwamish to similar levels seen before the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge closure and to reduce the impact of detour traffic in Duwamish Valley neighborhoods.
Link to the online meeting.Audio conference information: To receive a call back, provide your phone number when you join the event, or call the number below and enter the access code.+1-408-418-9388 Event number (access code): 146 470 3249
Thursday, July 30
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Link to the online meeting.Audio conference information: To receive a call back, provide your phone number when you join the event, or call the number below and enter the access code.+1-408-418-9388 Event number (access code): 146 492 4055
The office hours will be hosted through Webex using the links above. Ask your question in the chat function, and we will assign a technical staff member to respond. Questions not asked in the office hours can be sent to email@example.com or 206-400-7511. Recordings of the virtual office hours will be posted on the Reconnect West Seattle webpage.
NOTE: These virtual office hours will be limited to answering questions about the Reconnect West Seattle survey and the neighborhood prioritization process. All other questions about the bridge closure, low bridge policy, or other related items should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-400-7511.
1. Reconnect West Seattle Survey This survey is for everyone who lives or works in West Seattle. The survey is the community’s chance to let SDOT and our partners know what you need to move on and off the West Seattle peninsula at similar rates to before the High-Rise Bridge closure, but with a significant reduction in travel lanes. If you live or work in West Seattle, please take the Reconnect West Seattle Survey by July 31st! Your participation will help SDOT prioritize the right improvements in a highly resource constrained environment due to COVID-19 impacts.
2. If you live or work in one of the following neighborhoods, please fill out your Neighborhood Prioritization Process Ballot by July 31.
The Neighborhood Prioritization Process Ballots enables your neighborhood to prioritize which projects you feel, as a community, will best address the impacts of the High-Bridge closure. The ballots include lists of potential projects that were generated from ideas SDOT received from community, along with some of their own ideas, and projects from existing transportation and neighborhood plans. While a much larger mix of projects remain on SDOT’s radar, they recognize the need for immediate action. Therefore, the lists include projects that can be completed quickly and cost less than $100,000.