West Lake Sammamish Parkway
In October 2013, the city completed the first phase of improvements to West Lake Sammamish Parkway. The project vision was to enhance pedestrian, bicyclist and traffic safety by providing a multi-use trail along the west side of the corridor and pavement restoration along the entire length of the roadway while maintaining the distinct rural character.
The WLSP public outreach process began in 2003, and the public asked for the following to be addressed:
Thank You and Survey Follow-up: In January, those of you who live or work within one-half mile of WLSP were invited to complete an online survey on whether the project met your expectations. If you were able to respond to the survey, thank you. We had a substantial number of respondents. A majority of the responses were encouraging and positive, and many agreed or strongly agreed that the project was successful in improving safety and aesthetics. We also had several themes of concern and we wanted to follow-up on those that were mentioned most frequently:
The landscaped buffer width was determined through the public outreach process and is intended to separate traffic from pedestrians and bicyclists. It also enhances drainage from the trail and supports the rural neighborhood character. Streets maintenance will be maintaining the trail and can be called at 425-452-7840 for major issues. Planter maintenance is included in the city’s budget. If there are concerns about the landscaping affecting safe visibility, please contact Joe Granger at 425-452-4499 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Again, thank you for your comments. Improving how we design and construct future CIP projects is a goal for the Transportation Department. If you have other comments, please contact Tresa Berg, Public Involvement Manager, at email@example.com or 425-452-4638.
Bellevue, WA 98009
Contact: Paul Krawczyk