Mercer Island Reporter


Letter | Kudos for Island Crest Way changes

October 1, 2012 · 12:08 PM

I love the restriped Island Crest Way for driving and the occasional bike ride. It is much easier to turn onto Island Crest Way with the center “safety” lane when entering the roadway from cross streets. I also like that the lane weaving has been eliminated as I now drive south along the new pavement. Driving the roadway feels much safer to me. My occasional bike rides on the new shoulders have been fantastic. I can more easily bike commute to the library and high school area with ease.

To be fair, there always were long backups from the Island Park school area if one traveled at the start or end of the school day. This has more to do with the school parking/pick-up area, crosswalks and the 20 mph school zone speed limit. When school buses are on the road, travel is slower. This is true in all communities. The road changes to Island Crest Way did not target this issue.

Michele Lambe


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