Photo: Rechannelization

Monday, May 14, 2018

Photo by Bill Schnall

The view looking east is of about 18 cars lined up single file at the cross-street stop sign at 15th Ave NW. Most of Richmond Beach Road was recently restriped to rechannel the traffic from two lanes into one lane.



9 comments:

Anonymous,  May 14, 2018 at 9:35 PM  

Dumbest thing they've done yet. I NEVER see bikes on that road.... Traffic backs up quickly for NO reason now. Vote these idiot Counsel Members OUT. We need to know who voted for this in our Shoreline Counsel. Its a huge waste of our tax money, a waste of time, and now we all will sit in traffic backing up behind buses and, like I saw the other day, a big tanker truck. STUPID.

Anonymous,  May 15, 2018 at 8:08 AM  

Vote these lying, destructive frauds out!

Scott Vermeys,  May 15, 2018 at 8:34 AM  

All this will do is redirect traffic to non-arterials and create traffic issues in those areas. In this time when we are a burgeoning city trimming a lane off of an arterial is ridiculous. Bike lanes are great when there is enough traffic to warrant it, but as the previous commenter mentioned, I hardly ever see any bikes there. If this is just a ploy to deter the Point Wells issue it is a silly way to spend tax dollars.

Unknown May 15, 2018 at 10:55 AM  

But look at all the people using the bike lane!!!!

That road is too steep for 90% of people you ride bikes.

Anonymous,  May 15, 2018 at 11:33 AM  

I drove to the beach last evening, and traffic flowed so smoothly - no delays, no one cutting anyone off, not much speeding. Kudos to the other cars on the road with me - now Shoreline, would you please install traffic cameras and fine drivers who insist on breaking the law?

Anonymous,  May 15, 2018 at 11:35 AM  

So that same photo could have been taken any day on 15th NE between NE 145th and NE 175th. Get used to it -

Anonymous,  May 15, 2018 at 10:06 PM  

I am not in support of the lane reduction, but I did use the bike lane this weekend with my young kids and appreciate the extra space provided for tnem to ride more safely.

Anonymous,  May 16, 2018 at 5:42 PM  

Retime the traffic lights.

Karen Weber May 18, 2018 at 2:44 PM  

Reserving judgement until all the proper lines are marked. People are just figuring things out. I've stopped to ask questions of the crew chief - and had my concerns addressed. Hopeful that once people get used to the new markings, it'll flow a bit better. Very doubtful that the back-ups won't exist. Got cut-off by a dude in a Tesla, east-bound on RB Road at 15th - stopped at the sign, then pulled forward into the bus loading area, appearing to want to turn right into the Thai, Etc parking lot but apparently just thinking it was still a lane. Thankfully, I was on alert, so when he did swerve back in front of me, I avoided the collision. I've had some pretty aggressive tail-gaters when traveling down RB Road hill. Geez... I think that the new style of intersection they've created at 15th & RB Road will be an improvement, as it was when they implemented a similar tactic at Dayton & Carlisle Hall's odd-angle intersection by the cemetery. Not perfect, but much better. Also...just this morning, I actually DID see a BIKE-RIDER!!! Eastbound on RB Road, about to trek UP the hill. Resisted giving the guy a SHOUT-OUT. All jesting aside, I do respect the effort to make bike-riders safer, even if there aren't large numbers of them out there. I've noticed more children walking on the sidewalks...perhaps parents feel more comfortable now that there's a bigger buffer. Praying for no head-ons in the left-turn trough up in the biz-district by QFC & all. Happy Friday, Neighbors!!

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