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Vision Zero Speed Limit Changes Coming to Harbor Ave SW and Boyer ­­­­Ave E in Montlake | West Seattle Herald / White Center News Skip to Main Content Area Wednesday, May 24, 2017 | Few clouds, 62.6 °F search Letters Sign in Subscribe Contact Us Front Page News Features Sports Opinion Police Blotter UPDATE: Shooting on Alki takes a life Update 6:00am The young man shot following some kind of incident ... Westside-O-Rama West Seattle Entertainment Guide Admiral Theater 2343 California Ave. S.W. 938-3456 Movie ... Tides turn back West Seattle By Tim Clinton SPORTS EDITOR West Seattle's ride through the ... Jean's View: Catastrophe hits Seattle By Jean Godden May is the month of lost cats in Seattle. ... Police Blotter week of 5-22-17 Suspect sought in White Center homicide The King County ... 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This makes streets safer for all, particularly pedestrians, where lower speeds significantly increase the survivability of crashes. Lower speeds allow extra time and distance for drivers to recognize people in the street and bring their vehicle to a stop. Vision Zero Speed Limit Changes Coming to Harbor Ave SW and Boyer ­­­­Ave E in Montlake 05/24/2017 updated 22 minutes ago On Friday, May 26, the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) will lower the speed limit on on Harbor Ave SW in West Seattle (and Boyer Ave E in the Montlake neighborhood) as part of the city’s Vision Zero plan to end traffic deaths and serious injuries on city streets by 2030. Lower speeds improve safety for everyone, especially people walking and biking. On Harbor Ave SW, the speed limit will drop from 35 to 30 MPH. On Boyer Ave E, SDOT will reduce the speed limit from 30 to 25 MPH to complement physical design changes put in place last year. “At the end of the day people expect to get home safely to their families, and as a transportation agency, that’s at the heart of what we do,” said SDOT Director Scott Kubly. “We know that lower speed limits are a key way to improve safety for everyone.” In West Seattle, Harbor Ave SW provides access to residences, businesses, Alki Beach, and parks. Harbor Ave and nearby Alki Trail draw people walking and biking year-round, especially during the warmer months, so a lower speed limit in this neighborhood will help create a more comfortable environment for all travelers. In 2016, SDOT installed a series of speed cushions on Boyer Ave E to reduce speeds. Speed cushions are designed to calm traffic while allowing larger vehicles, like emergency response vehicles, to pass unimpeded. Since installing the traffic calming devices on Boyer Ave E, vehicular speeds have dropped more than 13% and the majority of drivers travel well under 30 MPH. Speed is the critical factor in the severity of collisions. Lower speeds will decrease the likelihood and severity of crashes. This makes streets safer for all, particularly pedestrians, where lower speeds significantly increase the survivability of crashes. Lower speeds allow extra time and distance for drivers to recognize people in the street and bring their vehicle to a stop. Travelers can expect to see new speed limit signs installed this week. SDOT will place speed watch trailers on both streets to provide real-time feedback to drivers about their speed and highlight the new speed limit. SDOT’s Vision Zero team began evaluating speed limits on arterial streets in 2015. In late 2016, we adjusted the speed limit from 25 to 20 MPH on all 2,400 miles of neighborhood (non-arterial) streets in Seattle. We also reduced the speed limit to 25 MPH on arterials in central Seattle and have adjusted speed limits on corridors like NE 65th St, Rainier Ave S, and Delridge Way SW. We appreciate your efforts in helping to keep our streets safe for all. For more information on Vision Zero, visit www.seattle.gov/visionzero. #VisionZeroSEA We encourage our readers to comment. No registration is required. We ask that you keep your comments free of profanity and keep them civil. They are moderated and objectionable comments will be removed. View the discussion thread. Please send us your news tips, photos or ideas of how we can better cover your neighborhood. Email us at WestSeattle@robinsonnews.com or TEXT news tips to 206-459-6717 Receive updates on news and events in the West Seattle neighborhood via Twitter! Web development by Freelock Computing © 2017 Robinson Communications Inc. All Rights Reserved. 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