Carol W.

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September, 2020

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Commented on Grand Street Commons 1 year, 2 months ago
This area is very dark and having more lights installed throughout the area would be beneficial to those walking to the lightrail or the bus.
Commented on Grand Street Commons 1 year, 2 months ago
Perhaps some permanent structures for the seniors to use as exercise?
Commented on Grand Street Commons 1 year, 2 months ago
100% agree with you. I have seen many senior citizens who live in the apts at 23rd running through traffic on Rainier which always scares me. The little side street by Toshio has caused some issues as well. If people going north on Rainier don't use their signals and take that slight right to turn onto Mass Ave and you happen to be waiting to take turn onto Rainier it can be very confusing and somewhat dangerous if two cars were to simultaneously come at the same time.
Supported a comment by Todd Lyon on Grand Street Commons 1 year, 2 months ago
Todd Lyon
I think at Grand and Rainier it would make sense for a pedestrian crossing to be added across rainier so people can to the bus stops in both directions from the development. On 23rd there's already a cross walk by those bus stops at Massachusetts, so it's less of a need for one to be added there in my opinion. I'm not sure what type of treatments specifically would be needed, but likely ensuring visibility for people crossing and a stop light for cross traffic? Also for cars, turning left across traffic anywhere on rainier that doesn't have a light is very difficult, so if you expect cars to be able to exit left from Grand, the city may need to install a full traffic light signal there for the increased traffic. The other option I guess would be at State St since the parking entrances are on that street, but I see less of a need for a pedestrian crossing there.
Supported a comment by Todd Lyon on Grand Street Commons 1 year, 3 months ago
Todd Lyon
There are a lot of community gardens in the nearby neighborhoods that have been really successful. I think it might be an interesting addition to consider.
Supported a comment by Todd Lyon on Grand Street Commons 1 year, 3 months ago
Todd Lyon
These goals are all great and cover so many issues. The area really is a multi-modal transit hub for buses, biking, and cars and is need of a community focal point. The neighborhood is currently cut off by the massive amount of traffic on Rainier and 23rd. As part of improving the pedestrian experience and neighborhood space, I'd love to see some pedestrian links added around Grand and 23rd/Rainier to support the space. People frequently are forced to jaywalk through busy traffic to get where they need to go on foot today.