From my friend Desiree...
Dear Friends and Neighbors,
If you are able, I could really use your help tonight at the Fremont Neighborhood Council meeting.
As many of you know by now, in the last six months, three more pedestrians have been hit in the school-designated crosswalk at Stoneway and 41st Street, where my son, Dominick was hit in 2005. All three people have suffered brain injuries ranging from serious concussive to severe.
This crosswalk is on the agenda at the next Fremont Neighborhood Council meeting TONIGHT Monday, 2/24.
Fremont Neighborhood Council Meeting
Monday, February 24, 2014, 7-8:30pm,
Doric Temple, 619 N. 36th St.
7:25 PM Stone Way and N. 41st Crossing Update
Mike Morris-Lent,, Traffic Operations Engineer, SDOT
SDOT studied this crosswalk in 2001 and gave it a "N" for "Not Safe" rating without improvements. It is a school designated crosswalk. It is on the route that connects to the pedestrian bridge over Aurora. No improvements were made and in 2005 my son Dominick was hit and severely injured in the crosswalk. The SDOT road diet in 2007 was not adequate on it's own to make the crosswalk safe. Seattle police continue to hold sting operations at this crosswalk as recently as six months ago, issuing up to 40 tickets per hour to drivers for "failure to yield to pedestrians". There have been at least six people hit in this crosswalk in the last 10 years. Four of them suffered head injury ranging from concussive to severe.
I do not want to see anyone else suffer in a pedestrian crash here. SDOT has just told KIRO7 that they do not intend to put a light at this crosswalk.
Would you be willing to come with me and support a light at this crosswalk?
I would be most grateful,