Updated:There’s a new four-way stop near the Ballard Blocks at the intersection of 14th Ave. NW and NW Ballard Way. With new businesses in the area, traffic has been on the rise — and the intersection is the scene of frequent accidents.
Rick Sheridan with the Seattle Department of Transportation says that “SDOT received a request from the public to evaluate the intersection for an all-way stop. Our review of the location revealed increased roadway use and congestion due to the Trader Joe’s and development at the Ballard Blocks. Based on this analysis, the department believes the intersection will function better and provide greater accessibility for vehicles and pedestrians through this new configuration.”
“The first time I drove by there after the change, I waved about a dozen drivers on, before I realized I had the right of way,” writes Daisy D. in the forum. (Thanks EveryoneSeemsNormal for the first to post about it!)