Tom Phillips, Seattle Housing Authority High Point Hope VI Project Manager, reported that the City of Seattle and SHA have agreed to make significant street improvements from 35th Ave SW to Forest Lawn Cemetery along Sylvan Way SW. The improvements include new stop lights, 25-foot width streets, and a center median. Although this comes as good news, the improvements will not happen for another 1-2 years. Residents complain that cars travel too fast along this arterial and make it extremely unsafe for children who walk to High Point Elementary School, as well as for other pedestrians.

SDOT staff suggested the community utilize the speed watch program where residents use a radar device to monitor and display vehicle speeds. SDOT agreed to reevaluate present school crossing locations along Sylvan Way, as well as the need for a full signal light (presently pedestrian light only) at 35th Ave SW/SW Raymond, near the High Point Library. Pete Spalding, representing the Delridge Neighborhoods District Council, reemphasized the need for SDOT and the City to address future traffic patterns in Delridge, given the recent opening of a new Home Depot Store and planned 196-unit housing development along Sylvan Way just south of High Point.


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