Dear Green 4 Permit Holders,
WSU will be conducting a temporary traffic revision that closes a portion of Thatuna Street to all vehicular traffic (see map below). The closed portion of Thatuna St. will be between the intersections of Linden St. and Colorado St. During the revision, north bound traffic on Thatuna St. will be diverted down Linden St. The goal of the revision is to improve the safety and efficiency of the Thatuna Street area for pedestrians, bicyclists, public transit, and vehicle traffic. The temporary revision will begin June 5th and end on June 29th.
As a result, the four spaces in the northeast corner of the Green 4 gravel parking lot adjacent to the Chinook Student Center will be closed during this time. The rest of the Green 4 gravel parking lot, closer to the Chinook Student Center, will remain open via a temporary driveway. The entrance will be denoted through the use of orange candlesticks, and we ask that vehicles use extreme caution when pulling into the parking lot, as pedestrians and cyclists may be present.
The paved Green 4 parking lot across the street from these lots (north of Wilmer Davis Residence Hall) will still be available, as well as the paved Green 4 parking lot behind the Transportation Services building.
The closed section of Thatuna St. will serve as a temporary pedestrian mall during the trial period. This will keep pedestrian traffic on the right side of Thatuna St. heading towards Cougar Way, giving pedestrians a direct path to the intersection. All vehicular traffic will remain on the left side of Thatuna St., separating vehicles from pedestrians.
The revision is being conducted in an effort to improve pedestrian flow, safety, and connectivity from the high density College Hill residential area to the core of the WSU campus. Currently, the intersection where Thatuna St. and C St. connect to Colorado St. is misaligned, causing line of sight issues for pedestrians, vehicles, and buses. WSU chose to do the revision during the summer in order to test the feasibility in ideal weather conditions and lower overall traffic volume.