Dear Community Members,
I would like to call out an issue with vehicular velocity on Muir St between Fairway and Douglas (Snoqualmie Ridge). I also want to give kudos to those who deserve them from the City of Snoqualmie and their quick reply and promise of action.
We need speed limit signs to be posted all along Muir Street between Fairway and Douglas. People are treating Muir St as a speedway.
We live right at the corners of Augusta, Muir and Fairway, and people commonly cut the corner pretty tightly and at speed when turning left from Fairway to Muir – without consideration of pedestrians or other cars who turn right from Muir to Augusta or from Muir to Fairway.
Several times I personally have had to jam on the brakes when approaching Fairway from Muir, as a car turning left has cut across my lane, narrowly missing my front bumper.
It’s not uncommon for people to be traveling [an estimated] 35 mph or more between Fairway and Douglas Streets. With the numbers of children who commonly use this route between parks to play, either along Muir or crossing Muir to take the bike trail to the Community Park, it’s only a matter of time before someone gets struck and hurt seriously.
This week I sent an email to the Snoqualmie Ridge ROA, City of Snoqualmie Clerk’s office and Snoqualmie Police regarding this issue. I received a response from the ROA and the City Clerk within 45 minutes. Ms. Warren and Mr. Dan Marcienko were excellent in their response, and each gave specific actions they would be taking to address this issue.
While it’s excellent that we have responsive public servants who take suggestions and feedback seriously enough to take action, the onus is still on those of us who live around and use Muir Street on a regular basis
Please remember that there are three different neighborhoods which feed onto Muir Street – and each has a robust population of children. Additionally the homes on the south side of Fairway to the east of Muir have easy pedestrian access to Muir – and children pass back and forth between the neighborhoods freely and regularly.
Even though there are no speed limit signs posted yet, all the streets in Snoqualmie Ridge neighborhoods have an implicit 25 mph speed limit. You can and will be pulled over for speeding if you are going faster than that.
Be aware of your kids and your neighbors’ kids – and please drive responsibly.
Rober Svilpa, Snoqualmie resident