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Council chooses ‘road diet’ for pedestrian waterfront access


The Mukilteo City Council had an important decision to make in regards to pedestrian safety to the waterfront at Monday’s council meeting.

After hearing results of an online public survey, councilmembers had to choose whether to approve reducing lane width on the 525 bridge in order to widen the sidewalks or to approve a separate pedestrian bridge, for which they currently don’t have funding.

Ultimately, council President Steve Schmalz filed a motion to approve widening the sidewalks on the bridge rather than pursuing a separate pedestrian bridge.

The sidewalk project likely will be...

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