To reduce vehicle speeds and enhance safety for all roadway users, the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is proposing to change the lane configuration on Greenwood Ave N between N 85th and 105th Streets. To brief the community on the concept and receive public feedback, SDOT will hold an open house on Tuesday, August 3, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Greenwood Library, located at 8016 Greenwood Ave N.
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 email@example.com 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.
For more information: (206) 684-7583, or firstname.lastname@example.org
Media contact: Marybeth Turner, (206) 684-8548