City to host meeting on Alabama St. safety study

Bellingham city officials are inviting residents to learn about the results from a recent study on transportation safety on Alabama Street.

A public meeting will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 5, in the cafeteria of Roosevelt Elementary School at 2900 Yew St.

Alabama Street in Bellingham was identified in 2011 as the site of more vehicle collisions than any other street in Whatcom County, expect for Guide Meridian Road. Bellingham received more than $1.4 million in federal money to study and construct improvements to Alabama Street, from Cornwall Avenue to St. Clair Street.

The project’s objective is to reduce vehicle collisions and make the street safer for all traffic, including pedestrian, bike, transit, auto and freight.

Officials plan to publish a draft report of the study’s findings and present it to the Bellingham Transportation Commission in a public meeting on March 11. They hope to forward it onto the Bellingham City Council for consideration in April, in advance of the Council’s upcoming discussions on the city’s six-year transportation improvement program.

More information is online. 

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