West Dravus St & 21st Ave West, map
Respondent #26, 7/9/2009
This looks west along Dravus St. from 21st Ave. W in Magnolia. The tree on the left blocks Dravus' climb up the hill - I didn't dare walk out into the middle of the street to clear it. You can see that Dravus climbs moderately between 21st and 22nd Avenues W, then it turns much steeper. Cars zoom down Dravus from the top of the hill, often doing at least 40 MPH by the time they cross 22nd and don't stop until/unless the signal at 20th is red. This is a residential area, and Dravus between 20th and 21st is lined on both sides with parked cars & trucks, including the one you can see a bit of at left. The speed at which people drive on this stretch makes it throughly unsafe for anyone parking (legally) along Dravus, and is a serious hazard for the small children in the neighborhood. There really, really needs to be a stop sign at the very least on eastbound Dravus at 22nd to slow vehicles down - and a couple spaced up the hill to keep them from barreling down wouldn't be a bad idea either.
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