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Mercer Island road safety project worked so well they decided…not to do it again?

The number of Mercer Island community members injured in a ten-block stretch of Island Crest Way dropped 75 percent after the city made a simple road safety change. Collisions dropped 61 percent. Traffic continued to flow. The 2012 project worked … Continue reading

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Ballard crossing guard struck by car Monday took the job after daughter was struck there in 2001

Desiderio de Castro went through hell when his daughter was struck by a car in a crosswalk in front of Ballard’s Salmon Bay School in 2001. DessaMonica spent three days in intensive care with a lacerated liver and many more weeks … Continue reading

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After Mercer Island road changes scrapped, another teen is hit by car

Ira Appleman ran for the Mercer Island City Council with his opposition to changes to Island Crest Way as the key to his campaign. He lost. The council originally voted to go ahead with the controversial road changes, which would … Continue reading

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