One of our top priorities is missing in action from the Move Seattle levy package: The Fauntleroy Boulevard Project. It’s in the Seattle Bicycle Master Plan. It’s already almost 100% designed. If not in this levy, chances are that it won’t be built before 2025, after piecemeal construction of the whole rapidly developing triangle area east of the West Seattle Junction.
Call to Action:
· Write to the Mayor and SDOT Director Scott Kubly.
o Mayor Murray Contact Form
o SDOT Director Scott Kubly E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
· Contact the Mayor and SDOT via social media.
o Mayor Murray Twitter: @MayorEdMurray
o SDOT Twitter: @seattledot
o Mayor Murray Facebook
o SDOT Facebook
· Take the SDOT Move Seattle Online Survey.
o Make sure to talk about the Fauntleroy Way SW Boulevard Project when the survey asks: “Are there other transportation investments you feel should be a top priority for funding through this levy?”
Fauntleroy Way SW serves many purposes; it is a key entrance to West Seattle, a designated freight and bicycle route, and is home to numerous retail businesses and new residential developments, with many more on the way in the next few years. However, the portion of Fauntleroy Way from 35th Ave SW to SW Alaska St has poorly defined sidewalks, significant distances between marked pedestrian crossings, no dedicated space for bike riders, and minimal landscaping. Through several extensive community processes, the residents and business owners in the area have expressed the need for improvements to make this stretch of Fauntleroy Way SW safer for pedestrians and bikes, and highlight its role as a main entrance to West Seattle.
The Fauntleroy Way SW Boulevard Project would include a raised median, 6-foot wide sidewalks, protected bike lanes, street lighting and other safety improvements between 35th Ave SW and SW Alaska St. Discussions of improvements to Fauntleroy Way began in 1999, when the West Seattle Junction Hub Neighborhood Plan identified streetscape improvements in this area, and continued through the multi-year West Seattle Triangle planning process. The streetscape plan was formally adopted by SDOT and the Seattle Department of Planning and Development in 2012. In addition, the 2014 Bike Master Plan designated Fauntleroy Way SW for a protected bike lane.