Last week Jefferson did a story on the city’s Bridging the Gap street-repair levy and how we might be getting the short end of the deal. Yesterday we got an update from SDOT spokeswoman Marybeth Turner that included two maps of improvements that have been made citywide and here in the neighborhood. The full maps are attached as .pdf files below.
Here’s a summary:
- Madison St was re-paved last year
- The 3, 4, and 14 bus routes got increased service (too bad only the suburbs get new service from the county taxes that fund Metro)
- Cross walks have been remarked in a number of intersections
- Signage has been improved, including in numerous school zones
- Bike sharrows & bike lanes have been painted on 19th and along some of the larger arterials, including Cherry, Jackson, & Union.
- “Electrical Traffic Control Device Improvements” have been made to 19th & Cherry, multiple places on Union and on Jackson & Yesler at the far western edge of the neighborhood.
- Left-turn light was added at 23rd & Jackson
- Sidewalks were repaired in a few places
So it’s a decent number of small things, and a big repaving project at the north end of the neighborhood.
Major improvements or changes to neighborhood transportation? Not yet.
Worth the $144 a year in additional property taxes on a $400k house? You decide.
I’ve got a request in for an update on 23rd Ave and whether it will soon be making the list, and whether it is considered a candidate for a road diet.