Street Changes Coming to Improve Bus Route 44
You’re invited to attend a community Open House Thursday, September 16, from 5:30 – 7 p.m. to learn about changes proposed for the NW Market Street /45th Street corridor that connects Ballard with Wallingford and the University District. The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT), in close collaboration with King County Metro, is planning the upgrades to improve Metro Bus Route 44 service. The improvements will promote faster travel, provide better schedule reliability and will include enhanced bus stops.
The proposed changes for Market Street in Ballard are based upon a “complete streets” approach which equally considers the needs of pedestrians, cyclists, freight, transit, and automobiles. A total funding package has not yet been secured, so it is likely the implementation will be carried out in phases between 2011 and 2014.
The proposed changes in Ballard will include expanded eastbound and westbound bus stops on NW Market Street at 11th NW and 28th NW. Some lower-ridership bus stops will be proposed for closure to help speed up buses through the corridor. Also on Market, at 24th Street, improvements will be made to promote transit operation through the intersection. In addition, “transit signal priority,” which gives buses the green light, will be added to many intersections along Route 44.
For more information about the changes proposed for the corridor and to view the design plans, provide feedback and chat with the project team, please drop by between 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Here are the details to tack up on your reminder board:
Project Open House
Thursday, September 16
5:30 – 7 p.m.
Ballard Swedish Medical Center, Conference Room A
5300 Tallman Avenue NW.
You are also welcome to email your comments to Jeff Bender at email@example.com
or call: 206.684.8837.
For more information visit the project website: http://wwww.seattle.gov/transportation/btg_transit_market.htm