Shoreline City Council Meeting May 29, 2012

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Notes from Shoreline City Council Meeting May 29, 2012
By Devon Vose Rickabaugh

Kirk McKinley Transportation Services Manager for Public Works Department joined Richard Meredith Traffic Engineer to discuss the ongoing process to work through the traffic congestion at Aurora and 192nd. They recommended more education and outreach with the YMCA and Echo Lake residents. Several residents complained that until recently they had been able to turn left out of their driveway onto 192nd without having to deal with anything at all. McKinley said that the Public Works Department had intended to put a “No left turn” sign at the corner of Blakely driveway and 192nd since the beginning of the construction process and would do so in order to encourage traffic to use Aurora which is intended to accommodate the increased traffic.

Other steps recommended by McKinley were to confine fire and EMS vehicles to Aurora as the primary route into and out of YMCA and Echo Lake condominiums. Also to work with Sky Nursery to use only the haul road behind Sky (Midvale N) to exit onto 192nd and put signs up to stop vehicles from entering. Also to improve the 192nd and Aurora signal timing. McKinley said “There is no normal traffic at this time out there.” Another meeting with citizens and residents of the South Echo Lake Development  is planned for the evening of June 26 at City Hall.

Mayor McGlashan asked “As we get more city development like new businesses alongside the park ‘n ride and along Aurora how are we going to keep people from going into the neighborhoods?” Several people pointed out that Aurora is so congested at times that drivers are taking 192nd and other roads to try and avoid it. 


Tom Downer,  May 31, 2012 at 7:59 AM  

Public Works may want to put a rush on that No Left Turn sign.
Within 5 minutes this morning,I saw three cars exit the Blakely driveway, turn left,and drive in the westbound lane at a high rate of speed to beat any oncoming traffic. With the Interurban Trail crosswalk nearby, this is an accident waiting to happen.

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