Woodinville Police issue radar alert
In an effort to bring down speeds within the City of Woodinville, Police Administrator Rich Krogh said Woodinville community officers will be keeping an eye and a radar gun trained on 140th Avenue NE between NE 171st Street by the medical center and the Woodinville-Snohomish Road.
Police will also be watching the Woodinville-Duvall Road as it enters the downtown area between Stock Market and Albertsons.
"We're not doing this for revenue," said Krogh. "We're doing this to get people to slow down."
Krogh said with the amount of cross traffic and congestion on NE 175th Street, it's important that the cross traffic speeds be controlled.
The posted speed limit on 140th Avenue NE and the downtown part of Woodinville-Duvall is 25 MPH, and Krogh said some speeds on 140th Avenue NE have been in excess of 60 MPH between NE 175th Street and the Park and Ride. A ticket was in excess of $300 for going 64 MPH.
Krogh said the City Council made a conscious decision in 1994 to make the downtown area more pedestrian friendly and encouraged the lowering of the downtown traffic speeds to 25 MPH.