Rapid Response

July 3, 2012

What public transportation improvements would you like to see come to Newcastle?

I’d like to see a bus come close to Windtree (currently a mile away), a park & ride near the 44th Avenue Northeast interchange of Interstate 405 and light rail on the railroad corridor parallel to I-405 into Bellevue and Renton.

— Peggy Price

It would be nice to have better cover for our rain and winter wind at the bus stops and waiting areas.

— Jesse Tam

At this moment, I can’t think of one. I think our traffic is doing fine.

— Paula Spence

A shuttle bus to the golf club for happy hour!

— Jackie Foskett

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Rapid Response

May 31, 2012

Do you think the City Council should  consider creating a speed hump policy to standardize which areas get traffic-calming measures or take each instance case by case? 

I don’t think it would make a difference to have the policy. We have bulb outs to slow down our traffic, but some people get used to them and still bomb down our hill. They are a deterrent and the flowerbeds look good, but I don’t think they work as well as they should. I have used my hand to wave up and down to slow down cars.

— Paula Spence

Given the uniqueness of each of the neighborhoods it would seem case by case would be best.

— Peter Zevenbergen

A combination might be good. If established criteria for speed bumps are met, the residents could be asked whether they want them. If residents request speed bumps, the City Council could consider the case even if it doesn’t meet the criteria.

— Peggy Price

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Rapid Response

January 7, 2011

What is your New Year’s resolution?

Reduce the amount of clutter in our home.

Trina Sooy, Newcastle

More of the same.

Lee Strom, Newcastle

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