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Waterfront safety concerns remain for pedestrians | Reality Check


Last updated 12/14/2020 at 3:10pm

The new Mukilteo ferry terminal will be opening near the end of the year so this month and next we’ll be focusing on Mukilteo’s waterfront development projects. This month the emphasis is pedestrian access and safety.

First, there are some fundamental truths about being a frequent pedestrian or jogger in Mukilteo’s waterfront area.

We prefer to walk or jog facing traffic. It’s a safety thing.

We prefer to minimize the number of intersections we have to cross. It’s a safety thing.

Last weekend the temporary crosswalk was installed for crossing SR-525 at 2nd Street (just before th...

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Reader Comments(1)

Charlie Pancerzewski writes:

This goes back to the Hearing Examiner's conditions that were to be taken care of before Mukilteo was to issue any permits to start the new ferry terminal project. His approval required the City and State Ferries to meet with citizens and resolve any traffic issues--both during construction and for operations after opening the new terminal. Some of us told the Council the traffic during construction seemed to have been resolved but not the traffic after opening the new terminal. Mukilteo Lane was one issue and there were others like the problems Kevin has written about. The Council asked the Administration and City Planner if they felt the conditions had been complied with and they told the Counci yes and the Council immediately approved issuing the permits to start the project. When issues were brought up after the project started State Ferries said, in effect, too bad, you told us the issues had been resolved to Mukilteo's satisfaction so now it is up to you to deal with issues.


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