Stanwood Senior Planner; Carly Ruacho, Advisory Committee; Jan Williamson, Adam Goldstein, Marshall Will, Bob Hitz, Scott Lankford, Alta; Nora Daley-Peng, Katie O’Lone, TSI, Inc.; Victor Salemann
Based on the project team’s existing conditions field inventory, public feedback received at the April 28thCommunity Workshop, and survey data collected thus far; the areas indicated on the attached map were identified as areas of concern and/or opportunity. On May 12, 2016, we conducted a field tour of these areas with the Stanwood Non-Motorized Transportation Plan Advisory Committee to discuss specific challenges with existing conditions and brainstorm possible solutions.
2:00pm to 2:10pm Field Tour Overview (meet at Stanwood City Hall)
2:15pm to 3:45pm Field Tour (see stops below)
3:45pm to 4:00pm Recap Key Observations/Next Steps
Discuss crossing busy street and connections to Stanwood Elementary
Problem – cars back up during rush hour at the signalized Highway 532 intersection and block the 4 way stop intersection at 270th. Drivers are focusing on the traffic signal at the intersection of Highway 532 instead of stopping at the 4 way stop.
Design solution can work with the existing offset intersection
Improvements ideas discussed include: “Paint the box” at intersection, add curb bulb outs, and gateway treatments.
Improving ped/bike safety and flow at the intersection would be a great connection to the Old Brick Road (270th) that is programed as a Festival Street on Saturdays during the Summer.
A lot of people cut across north of intersection
Dance classes nearby leads to people crossing
Road cyclists generally bypass 102nd (Pacific Hwy) because it doesn’t have bike lanes or shoulders.