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Rainier Valley Greenways: Safety Over Speeding

February 2, 2015

Rainier Valley has been the site of multiple horrific incidents of traffic violence. In just the past six months, a multi-car pileup on Rainier Ave S sent 10 people to Harbor-view Hospital, and seven people were injured when a driver crashed into a hair salon in Columbia City. A hit and run left 7-year-old Zeytuna Edo, walking in a crosswalk with her sister, with multiple life-threatening injuries. In the past three year, there have been 1,243 crashes on Rainier Avenue South, the highest crash corridor in the City of Seattle.

The people of Rainier Valley Greenways have had enough. Working closely with Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT), Rainier Valley Greenways supports 25 m.p.h. speed limits along the length of Rainier Ave S that could prevent traffic violence in the future. Following the guidelines of Vision Zero, Rainier Valley Greenways has also chosen intersections in the heart of three commercial corridors (Columbia City, Hillman City, Rainier Beach) where they will advocate for intersection improvements intended to slow speeds to 20 m.p.h.

Safety Over Speeding is the new direction for Rainier Valley Greenways.

A speed table may be one way to engineer safer 20 m.p.h. streets in the heart of the Hillman City business district.

A speed table may be one way to engineer safer 20 m.p.h. streets in the heart of the Hillman City business district.

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Contact: Deb Salls 206-695-2522 deb@bikeworks.org

Rainier Valley Greenways Prioritized ACTION PLAN 2014