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Lane changes proposed for Greenwood Avenue North

July 27th, 2010 · No Comments

Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is holding an open house on Aug. 3 to present proposed changes to Greenwood Avenue North, from 85th to 105th, that it hopes will reduce vehicle speeds and enhance safety.

The open house is from 4-6 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 3, at the Greenwood Library.

The improvements are designed to reduce speeds, improve safety and benefit everyone who uses the street, including commuters, truck drivers, bus passengers, pedestrians and bicyclists. SDOT is proposing the following:

  • A center left turn lane and one travel lane in each direction
  • Improved pedestrian crossings
  • Bicycle lanes on both sides of the street
  • Existing on-street parking will remain

As average speeds are in excess of posted limits, this proposal will help address the speeding problem on Greenwood Ave N. It will also make the roadway more accommodating for vulnerable users like pedestrians and bicyclists.

SDOT is interested in hearing from the public about these recommended changes. Comments can be submitted by e-mail to walkandbike@seattle.gov or by calling 206-684-7583. The comment deadline is August 17.

This project is part of the voter-approved Bridging the Gap transportation initiative.

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