At several recent City Council meetings, some Olde Town residents provided testimony, shared questions and expressed concerns regarding the effectiveness of Issaquah’s permanent traffic calming devices.
Our team has identified a variety of potential improvements to continue traffic calming efforts in your neighborhood, including:
- Improving the intersection/crossing at Second Avenue Southeast and Southeast Bush Street
- Pedestrian flags
- Additional warning/school signage
- Additional street lighting
- Changing the signal timing/queuing time on the schools’ campuses
Join us to learn more, provide your feedback and continue the conversation during a drop-in open house from 5:30-7 p.m. Feb. 12 at City Hall’s Eagle Room.
Meanwhile, the Planning Policy and Development commissions are also meeting at 7 p.m. Feb. 12 in Council Chambers, on a project to update and create new design standards and architectural guidelines (or in other words, what some future properties would look like) in Olde Town. Please stop by after the Traffic Calming Open House!
Potential traffic calming improvements and community feedback will then be presented to the City Council during its Feb. 25 study session at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers, where audience comments will also be accepted.
Along with traffic calming, there are several topics related to Olde Town on the agenda for that evening, including the design standards/architectural guidelines and proposed land use code amendments.
If you are unable to attend the open house or the study session and would like to provide your feedback, please contact Senior Engineer Matt Ellis at 425-837-3410.
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