This is a great bicycling improvement coming to our neighborhood. It should help with what I consider to be the worst part of my commute, which is the last 2 miles coming home through Maple Leaf and crossing Northgate Way.
The press release:
The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is holding an open house regarding improvements planned for Roosevelt Way NE between NE 75th and NE 115th streets. The changes are designed to improve bicycle and pedestrian safety while maintaining the same number of lanes and the same capacity for motor vehicles traveling on the street.
Date: Monday, July 12
Time: 5 to 7 p.m.
Location: Fairview Christian School Auditorium, 844 NE 78th Street, (at Roosevelt Way NE and NE 78th)
The plan includes:
- Removal of on-street parking on the west side of the street between NE 75th and NE 85th
- A dedicated bike lane in the uphill sections with a shared car-bike lane (sharrows) downhill between NE 75th and NE 115th streets
- A new marked crosswalk at Roosevelt Way NE and NE 90th Street
Plans will be available for viewing at the open house, and project staff will be on hand to explain the project and timeline, receive comments and answer questions.
The public may also contact SDOT at email@example.com, or call 206-684-7583 to ask questions or submit comments.
This project is part of the Bridging the Gap transportation levy approved by Seattle voters.
For more information: 206-684-7583 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Media contact: 206-684-8548