GCC Meeting Next Week: Greenwood Ave. Transit/Sidewalk Project [Updated]

by Rob Fellows on April 14, 2014

[This post has been updated to add the meeting agenda]

The Community Council normally meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month, but for April and May we will meet on the fourth Tuesday instead.

MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT

April Membership Meeting
Tuesday April 22, 7:00 – 8:30
Greenwood Public Library, 8016 Greenwood Ave. N

Greenwood Transit/Sidewalk Project

The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is working on a design for transit improvements and new sidewalks on Greenwood Ave. between N. 90th and N. 105th.  SDOT representatives will present their plans and answer questions.  

This project would bring long-desired sidewalks to Greenwood Ave.!  It includes funding to build sidewalks on the east side of the street, and to design sidewalks on the west side that would be well-positioned for funding.  Sidewalks design will affect where on-street parking is available.

The transit improvements are intended to remove the need for buses to wait for traffic to clear before they pull back into traffic after stopping for passengers.  Instead of pulling out of traffic, the buses would stop in-lane, and cars would wait while passengers get on and off the bus.  Bicycles would be routed behind a bus “island” so they could continue without stopping behind the buses, similar to the operation on Dexter Ave. N.  This is a somewhat controversial approach worth discussion.

Proposed Agenda:

7:00 Introductions and Agenda Review

7:10 SDOT Presentation (Rob Gorman, Paul Elliot), followed by Q&A and discussion

7:50 Around the Table Updates

- Report from the Neighborhood Summit
- Comprehensive Plan update
- Greenwood Library Park update
- Microhousing and low-rise development regulations update

8:20 Announcements and Next Meeting Topic

8:30 Adjourn

2 comments

I live near the proposed improvements and wanted to support the use of the Dexter style improvements on Greenwood Ave. I frequently ride on Dexter and would greatly appreciate similar road improvements on Greenwood both as a driver, bike rider, pedestrian and bus rider. I cannot attend these meetings in person due to a timing conflict.

Regards.

by Max Benson on April 22, 2014 at 4:10 pm. #

Unfortunately missed the Tuesday meeting, how can we get a copy of the final proposal for the project delivered by the SDOT?

by Henry on June 19, 2014 at 1:09 pm. #

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