The Bureau of Planning has canceled a community workshop that would have began a discussion about a preferred strategy to tackle a re-design of the 7 Corners intersection (where SE Division, Ladd, 20th, and 21st streets converge).
(Graphic: Bureau of Planning)
I shared the design concepts and some thoughts on this projects a few weeks ago. Judging from the comments and from feedback about the project given at the Bicycle Advisory Committee prior to that story — none of the options on the table seemed to be adequate.
Last Friday, the Bureau’s SE District Liaison Tom Armstrong sent out an email explaining that the workshop had been canceled until further noticed because he and his staff need, “additional time to address significant issues”. Among the issues listed were “bicycle circulation” and “the potential for traffic diversion to neighborhood streets”.
Armstrong’s email went on to say that any further discussion of the project needs to happen with “a more detailed understanding of the tradeoffs and impacts at the intersection, along Division, and in the surrounding neighborhoods.”
Stay tuned for notice of the workshop once it has been rescheduled.
— See more about this project on the Bureau of Planning’s website.