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Posted on: February 14, 2017

Save the Date! Safe Streets Study Open House Tuesday, March 21, 2017

In late 2016, the Lake Forest Park City Council authorized staff to undertake two major studies: Safe Streets and Safe Highways. The goal of each study is to determine what is needed to make our streets and highways safer for pedestrians and cyclists, and to increase safe connections to transit and amenities like the Burke-Gilman Trail, Interurban Trail, parks, and schools.

The Safe Streets Study looks at surface streets throughout the City. As part of this study, the City is leading a public outreach process to identify community priorities and accomplish the following goals:

1. Enhance safety by addressing key conflicts between pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists on streets with high traffic volume, high speeds, and insufficient pedestrian amenities.

2. Develop an enhanced Capital Improvement Program (CIP) that includes specific projects which are ranked according to priority.
 
3. Conduct a robust public engagement process to ensure the community has ownership in the solutions identified.

We hope you will join us at the upcoming Safe Streets Open House on the evening of March 21, 2017. We want your help to make our streets safer! Details of the open house are forthcoming and, once available, will be communicated with the public via the City’s website, and social media accounts (Facebook and Twitter).

As mentioned above, the Safe Highways Study is also currently under way. This study looks at the two state highways (SR 522, Bothell Way NE; and SR 104, Ballinger Way NE) and how to make them safer, more accommodating to transit, and more pedestrian and bicycle friendly.

Please click on “LFP Safe Streets,” below, and take a look at the recently created web page devoted to the Safe Streets project. On the LFP Safe Streets web page, you can use the online comment form to share your ideas and sign up for email updates.
LFP Safe Streets
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