Edmonds hoping for bike, pedestrian improvements

City applies for Sound Transit funding for two projects
By Brian Soergel | Aug 14, 2019
Courtesy of: Sound Transit Citywide bike improvements in Edmonds would be along multiple corridors through roads and other striping revisions on 100th Avenue West and Ninth Avenue North; Bowdoin Way and 80th Avenue West; and roadway widening on 228th Street SW.

City of Edmonds Planner Brad Shipley and Transportation Engineer Bertrand Hauss have submitted two projects to Sound Transit in an attempt to improve the bike and pedestrian experience in Edmonds.

There were nine other projects submitted to Sound Transit. To gauge the public’s interest in them, Sound Transit has created an online survey to see which ones should be granted funds.

Hauss is expected to speak to the Edmonds Bicycle Advocacy Group about the two projects 7-8:15 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21. The group’s meeting is at the Frances Anderson Center, 700 Main St., Edmonds.

The two Edmonds projects:

Citywide bike improvements: This $1.85 million project would add bike lanes and sharrows (pavement markings indicating that the travel lane should be shared with bicycles) along multiple corridors through roads and other striping revisions on 100th Avenue West and Ninth Avenue North; Bowdoin Way and 80th Avenue West; and roadway widening on 228th Street SW.

These improvements will further enhance the existing bike network and complete new east-west/north-south bike connections to key destinations in Edmonds and adjacent jurisdictions.

228th Street SW bike/pedestrian improvements:

This $3.45 million project would add a two-way left turn lane, sidewalk, and bike lanes on both sides of 228th Street SW between 78th Avenue West and 95th Place West.

According to Hauss, this one-mile stretch is unwelcoming for pedestrians and cyclists due to the absence of sidewalks and bike lanes, and well as limited shoulder width and drainage ditches.

This project links Highway 99 to State Route 104 (Edmonds Way) and will provide opportunities for residents living near 228th Street SW to reach various destinations safely and comfortably, Hauss said, and may support the ability of Community Transit to provide bus service on the corridor.

 

 

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