File photo by Patrick Robinson
A white bike went up in memorial to cyclist Lance David, who lost his life in a May collision with a semi on East Marginal Way South. Seattle's City Council approved funding for safety improvements along this stretch in addition to a few areas in West Seattle.

Council OKs funding of West Seattle traffic improvements

On July 15th Seattle’s City Council approved supplemental budget legislation for a transportation project that will bring safety and beautification improvements to West Seattle.

The package will include funding for a full traffic signal at the intersection of 47th Ave. S.W. and S.W. Admiral Way (the site of a fatal pedestrian collision in 2006), “make substantial streetscape and pedestrian crossing improvements in the Fauntleroy Triangle Area, which is in the process of transforming from an area known for car dealerships into mixed-use, transit oriented neighborhood,” and safety improvements along East Marginal Way South, where a bicyclist lost his life in a collision with a semi-truck in May of this year.

"With this package, the Council continues emphasizing safety and maintenance as our top priorities for transportation investments," Councilmember and West Seattle resident Tom Rasmussen said in a press release."The improvements we're funding with this package address many of our most urgent needs for safer crossings around schools and business districts with growing pedestrian traffic, along with some of our most dangerous intersections."

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