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Traffic Calming Program

The City of Edmonds Traffic Calming Program is designed to assist residents and City staff in responding to neighborhood traffic issues related to speeding, cut-through traffic, and safety. Implementation of a traffic calming program allows local traffic concerns to be addressed consistently, and traffic calming measures to be efficiently developed and put into operation.

The main document below describes the Traffic Calming Program for the City of Edmonds and Exhibits A-C outline the process for neighborhoods to establish a traffic calming program.

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Phases 1, 2 and 3
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Transportation Planning and Fleet Maintenance

The City's transportation engineer is responsible for administrative and engineering duties including comprehensive transportation planning, budget management, design of improvements and regulation of development.

The City fleet staff of three manage the purchasing, maintenance and surplus of all city vehicles for various City departments, including, Public Works, Parks and Recreation, Community Services and Police.

 
TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS-TBD stuff


The City’s recently completed (2009) Transportation Improvement  Plan includes approximately $60 million in roadway and walkway projects that vary from repairing sidewalks to installing new signals. The estimated $500,000 per year the TBD board has set aside for these projects can be used as matching money for state or federal grants, bond repayment, or spent directly on repairs. City Engineering and the TBD board will review annually the highest and best use of these dollars for purposes of roadway preservation and capital project investments. (Click on Map of proposed projects to see the details)

Transportation Projects Map

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Transportation Contact Information
Long Range Planning,
Transportation Programs &
Concerns
Bertrand Hauss, P.E.
121 - 5th Ave N
425.771.0220
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Street & Storm
Utility Maintenance
Tod Moles
7110 - 210th St SW
425.771.0235
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City Fleet Maintenance
Mike Adams
7110 - 210th St SW
425.771.0233
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Committees
 
 
Committee
Parking Committee - The Parking Committee meets at 3:30pm on the 1st Wednesday of every month in the Fourtner Room (3rd floor conference room at City Hall).  Any parking concerns from citizens/business owners can be addressed during that time.
 
Committee
Edmonds Bicycle Group - The Edmonds Bike Group meets at 7:30pm on the 3rd Wednesday of every month in the Frances Anderson Building.  Any citizen with any type of bike interests is invited to attend the next monthly meeting.  Web Linkbike blue sign

 
Commute Trip Reduction (CTR)

Transportation
Commute Trip Reduction (CTR) Program

 

What is the Commute Trip Reduction (CTR) program? 
"The Washington State Legislature passed the Commute Trip Reduction (CTR) Law in 1991, incorporating it into the Washington Clean Air Act. The goals of the program are to reduce traffic congestion, reduce air pollution, and petroleum consumption through employer-based programs that decrease the number of commute trips made by people driving alone"
 
What does this mean for employers?   In the State of Washington, any agency with more than 100 employees must participate in the CTR program and to set worksite CTR goals to help reduce single occupancy vehicle (SOV) usage on the roadways.  

Currently, there are three agencies in Edmonds participating in the CTR program:

    • City of Edmonds
    • Stevens Hospital
    • Edmonds Family Medicine Clinic

For Snohomish County, Community Transit is responsible for coordinating with each of these agencies to monitor progress toward CTR program goals.  One method that is used to measure progress is by having each worksite conduct a survey every other year to evaluate employee commute options (alternatives).  The survey results are reviewed with the Community Transit Coordinator to see if the worksite is in compliance with CTR goals. To reach the goal, the worksite must attain either the SOV goal OR the vehicle miles traveled (VMT) goal (the sum of miles traveled by motor vehicles, divided by the number of employees). Each agency is responsible to make every good faith effort to reach SOV or VMT goals.

Throughout the year, to help encourage employees to participate in the program, there are many free Community Transit sponsored CTR program events that employees can participate in such as:


Every employee in the city of Edmonds has a variety of different commuting options available which include:

    • Walking to work,
    • Biking to work,
    • Bus service through Community Transit (CT)  - Visit CT for Routes and Schedules
    • Carpooling or Vanpooling- through the Park-And-Ride Lot and RideshareOnline.com.  RideshareOnline.com assists commuters by providing free carpool, vanpool and bicycle ridematching services, bus/rail options, SchoolPool carpooling programs for parents, and information about the benefits of teleworking from home.
    • Train service through Sound Transit 
    • Ferry service - WSDOT Sailing Schedule 

 


 
Comprehensive Transportation Plan
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The Comprehensive Transportation Plan was updated in 2009 and is updated every six years.  The plan includes existing conditions for all different modes of tranportation as well as proposed safety/mobility improvements through 2025 for streets, bikeways, walkways, and public transportation to improve the transportation system.  The Bikeway and Walkway plans are included in Chapters 4 and 5 of the plan. 

 


 
Construction Projects - Overlays
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Public Works and Capital Improvement Projects - Current capital projects, city projects and information on the City's six year capital improvement program can be found by clicking on the document link to the right.document icon

 
Pavement Overlay Program - Every two years, the City completes a pavement rating survey of each local, collector, and Arterial Street. This information is compiled in a list with each segment ranked based on its individual pavement rating score, ranging from 1 to 5 (best to worst). The City can then determine which segments are most in need of overlay.

No actual overlays have taken place since 2009 due to budget constraints and none are currently scheduled. The City’s desired overlay cycle for arterial/collector streets is 20 years, and 30 years for local (residential) streets. If the City were able to maintain this paving frequency the condition of our streets would be sustainable. We have, however, not been able to do that with available revenues. We have in fact not paved any streets with local money since 2008. We were only able to pave portions of  Dayton and 212th in 2009 using one-time federal stimulus funding. If current funding levels are not changed the entire paving program will remain inactive. Under that scenario the only paving taking place would be done by the Water, Sewer, or Stormwater Departments after they tear up streets for a pipeline project. These efforts would not, of course, be sufficient to make up for the absence of a formal overlay program.

Based on the most recent pavement rating data from 2010, 30% of all our City streets are listed as being in poor or severe condition (click on map below). This percentage will continue to increase as long as the overlay frequency doesn’t improve. A more detailed pavement rating study will be completed in 2012. The City continues to look for grant opportunities and new funding sources to improve City streets and expand the paving program. This issue remains the City’s top transportation issue.  

For further information, please call the Engineering Division at 425-771-0220.


 
Traffic Calming - Neighborhood Traffic Concerns
Traffic Calming - Neighborhood Traffic Concerns - The 2009 Comprehensive Transporation Plan consists of a Traffic Calming Program (Appendix B).  Funding has been budgeted in 2011 for this program.  Speed studies are currently being conducted along several stretches of roadway where speeding concerns have been expressed.  The results of the studies will be compiled in a database to help identify where traffic calming devices (speed cushions, permanent radar feedback signs, traffic circles, etc.) should be installed, based on the current budget.


 
 
Transportation Improvement Program (TIP)
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Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) - The TIP is updated annualy and identifies all transportation improvement projects planned in Edmonds over the next six years.  The TIP is required to be financially constrained the first three years, but not the last three years.  The TIP is provided below in a PDF format for your reference.

 

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FAQ-road resurfacing

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When will my road be resurfaced?


 

CITY OF EDMONDS OVERLAY PROGRAM

Every two years, the City completes a pavement rating survey of each local, collector, and Arterial Street. This information is compiled in a list with each segment ranked based on its individual pavement rating score, ranging from 1 to 5 (best to worst). The City can then determine which segments are most in need of overlay.

No actual overlays have taken place since 2009 due to budget constraints and none are currently scheduled. The City’s desired overlay cycle for arterial/collector streets is 20 years, and 30 years for local (residential) streets. If the City were able to maintain this paving frequency the condition of our streets would be sustainable. We have, however, not been able to do that with available revenues. We have in fact not paved any streets with local money since 2008. We were only able to pave portions of  Dayton and 212th in 2009 using one-time federal stimulus funding. If current funding levels are not changed the entire paving program will remain inactive. Under that scenario the only paving taking place would be done by the Water, Sewer, or Stormwater Departments after they tear up streets for a pipeline project. These efforts would not, of course, be sufficient to make up for the absence of a formal overlay program.

Based on the most recent pavement rating data from 2010, 30% of all our City streets are listed as being in poor or severe condition (click on map below). This percentage will continue to increase as long as the overlay frequency doesn’t improve. A more detailed pavement rating study will be completed in 2012. The City continues to look for grant opportunities and new funding sources to improve City streets and expand the paving program. This issue remains the City’s top transportation issue.  

For further information, please call the Engineering Division at 425-771-0220.

 
FAQ-Stop Signs

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Stop signs are intended to help drivers and pedestrians determine who has the right-of-way at an intersection.  Stop signs are installed where accidents or other data show that drivers are not observing the right-of-way rule under State law.  Edmonds, like many jurisdictions, does not install stop signs to slow traffic.  When stop signs are installed as "speed breakers", accidents will sometimes increase.