Bruce Newman

Open Issues: 17 Closed Issues: 186 Acknowledged Issues: 3
Watching issues created after: 2010-01-09

Trafficologist

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  • Trail safety Archived
    Marymoor Connector Trail Redmond, Washington - King County
    I was on the trail within Marymoor this past weekend, and there was an electric bike user traveling much faster than traditional nonmotorized bicycles. I strongly suggest that ebikes not be allowed on trails and paths designated as nonmotorized.
  • 13205 Ne 124th St Kingsgate, WA 98034 - Totem Lake
    there is a huge pothole when taking a right onto 124th from 116th almost un avoidable. It is one of the largest in the area and will blow out tires, bend rims, and really hammer some cars.
  • 4456-4604 E Lake Sammamish Pkwy Ne Sammamish, WA, 98074, USA - Sammamish

    Dear Mayor Moran,

    I was reading the most recent City of Sammamish newsletter and appreciated your willingness to receive comments and suggestions from the residents of this beautiful city.

    My neighbors and I live across the street from the Sammamish Landing Park on East Lake Sammamish Parkway Northeast. I was delighted that the crosswalk was installed not too long ago, but still find myself very afraid to make my way down to it from my driveway due to the lack of shoulder/sidewalk, and disregard of drivers. This was made even more apparent to me last month when I started walking my newborn twins alongside the road in their stroller to get to the crosswalk. It is absolutely frightening to think that one distracted driver could hit my 7 week old babies and I at any moment with not even a curb to protect us.

    I am not one to write to you without a solution! In downtown Bellevue I have seen many places that have two crosswalks approximately 50-100 feet apart that activate at the same time (108th Ave NE at the Bellevue Transit Center). I wanted to ask if it was possible to add an additional crosswalk at the entrance to our neighborhood, or otherwise add a sidewalk from our neighborhood to the crosswalk already installed. I understand either of these options would be costly, but with safety being my number one priority, here are what I hope to be my compelling reasons why:

    1) A pedestrian has already died just fifty feet from my home at the 4600 block of East Lake Sammamish Parkway NE. There is a post with a cross and flowers remembering them out on the road.

    2) Of the 6 homes on my street, all but one have children. In total we have 12 children and 12 adults, plus 6 dogs that often make use of the park almost daily and have to walk alongside the busy street with a minimal shoulder to access the crosswalk every time.

    3) With the increase in use of the Sammamish Landing Park over the past few years, this would improve safety for all pedestrians, cyclists and motorists alike by bringing more awareness to the fact that there is a reduction in speed from 35 to 30 as you approach the park.

    I have included a rough drawing to depict what I am suggesting in case I have not described it well.

    I have one other request. Would it be at all possible to request that the Parks Department install a swing set at the park? If it is something the budget cannot accommodate, I would be more than happy to spearhead a fundraising effort. I would suggest a large swing facing the lake with two adult and two toddler swings. I've attached a picture for your convenience and a link to one on Wayfair.com.


    Thank you for all that you do and for taking the time to consider my requests.

    Specifically, for the roadway, suggestion 1 is to build a sidewalk, curb or boardwalk from the neighborhood to the crosswalk, and suggestion 2 is to build a second crosswalk that activates simultaneously with the one already installed.

  • Utilities Archived
    Wa-520 Redmond, WA 98052, USA - King County
    Leaking water fountain!!! Maintenance required! This is between soccer fields 1 and 2
  • Ne Redmond-Fall City Rd Redmond, WA, 98053, USA - Sammamish
    Just to clarify: The location is NE 55TH Street, Sammamish, WA, 98074.
    This wall is constructed on the 202 highway but is not constructed until it the end of the house row. It prematurely ends before going to the end. Due to the increased road noise and traffic sounds, it is causing hearing issue for people living here. It is hurting kids and making it difficult to stay in the house when the traffic is at peak. Another danger I foresee without wall to the house on this side is that there is minimum fence barriers which can be easily scaled by unknown people causing safety issues. We have sighted many Animals (Bears, Cayotees, deers) in our backyards which makes it very difficult for kids to play in our backyard.
    My community and I request the authorities to atleast assess the safety, noise level and barrier from the road and extend this wall to the end of the row houses so we can have some barrier between road and houses to avoid issues.
  • 18801-18899 Ne 49th Pl Sammamish, WA, 98074, USA - Sammamish
    Hi, Colleen. It's Sharon. There's a small mattress or large cushion on the shoulder / ditch just south of the Sammamish Ridge development (NE 49th Place). It's on the the east side of East Lake Sammamish Parkway NE. Can we get someone to pick it up?
  • Landscaping Archived
    Sammamish River Trl Redmond, WA, 98052, USA - Redmond
    North of where NE 90th crosses over the Sammamish River Trail, the salmon sculpture is being overtaken by blackberry vines.
  • Pothole Archived
    3313-5199 E Lake Sammamish Pkwy Ne Sammamish, WA, 98074, USA - Sammamish
    At least three ties a year you come by and fill these potholes. They need to be fixed again. Is there any chance that this roadway could be black topped instead?
  • Road Issue Archived
    18712 Ne 51st Ct Sammamish, WA, 98074, USA - Sammamish
    The handrails on one side of the stairs have been ripped out of the cement--either by a car accident or by vandals or by ??? The handrails on the remaining side are wobbly too. What happened? Can this be fixed? Thank you.
  • Ne 49th Pl & E Lake Sammamish Pkwy Ne Sammamish, WA, 98074, USA - Sammamish
    Hello, There are two tall trees that are leaning severely at NE 49th Pl and E. Lk Sammamish Shore Ln NE. I am extremely concerned for my family members and neighbors who drive this road every day. PLEASE HAVE THESE TREES REMOVED and replace the telephone poles that are leaning along the same road as well.
  • Road Issue Archived
    4894-4998 E Lake Sammamish Pkwy Ne Sammamish, WA, 98074, USA - Sammamish
    Citizen call in to notify there is a leaning tree on the right side of ELSP (traveling northbound) north of Sammamish Landing.
  • 3646-4294 E Lake Sammamish Pkwy Ne Sammamish, WA, 98074, USA - Sammamish

    For over a year now there has been an utility pole (not power), located on the Eastside of E. Lake Sammamish Pkwy NE roadway, a few blocks south of the Sammamish Landing Park.

    The Sammamish police department patrol officers drive by the teetering utility pole several times a day while working radar from the Sammamish Landing Park.

    Please consider this an official notification; the utility pole is dangerously teetering over the roadway and at anytime could fall over.

    I'm hoping you can expedite this issue before someone or a family is killed on east side of E. Lake Sammamish Pkwy NE.

    Approximate Google Map Location:
    https://www.google.com/maps/place/47%C2%B038'51.8%22N+122%C2%B005'10.8%22W/@47.6477286,-122.0885267,401m/data=!3m2!1e3!4b1!4m6!3m5!1s0x0:0x0!7e2!8m2!3d47.6477253!4d-122.0863377

    Utility poles on the east side of the lake road are for communications. Possibly a Ziply (formerly Frontier) pole.