Phinney Ridge Community Council virtual meeting and discussion with SDOT Tuesday evening

by | Dec 6, 2021

Phinney Ridge Community Council will be hosting  follow-up discussion on the City’s proposal to convert outer lane of Aurora  for a dedicated bike lane and for other uses from N 63rd/West Green Lake Way to W Green Lake Drive by the Bathhouse Theater .

During the pandemic  SDOT closed West Green Lake Way N  from the Pitch n Putt to N 63rd at the Aurora underpass.  Due to demand throughout Phinney/Greenwood, Green Lake and surrounding neighborhoods, it was recently reopened.  While the existing road had single directional bike lanes marked on both sides of the lanes in the direction of traffic, a new separate two-way “multi modal” lane was constructed and marked for bicycles.  ” Multi modal” use refers to walk, run and bike” as a critical use in the Seattle Transportation Levy that provides funds for these projects.

During this time a group, Reimagine Aurora, developed a concept to extend the recently installed protected bicycle lanes around the west side of Greenlake by dedicating the outer vehicle lane of Aurora and then along West Green Lake Drive past the Bath House Theater to Winona.  SDOT is now proposing to use: 1) the outside lane on Aurora and 2)West Green Lake Drive to accommodate “multi modal” uses, similar to the existing lakeside path.  SDOT held an on-line meeting a few weeks ago to announce the design and launch a survey.  While the survey closes prior to this meeting, SDOT has agreed to leave it open for additional comments. You can view the SDOT proposal here.

Tuesday December 7th, 7pm via zoom. 
Join Zoom Meeting Here

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