Today the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) announced changes to Greenwood Avenue North to improve safety for pedestrians and bicyclists—to reduce vehicle speeds and collisions—and and still maintain the current capacity.
The department’s decision was guided by an analysis of current and future traffic conditions, Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan recommendations, the Greenwood Neighborhood Plan and input from the community.
Greenwood Avenue North will be restriped between North 85th Street and North 105rd Street this fall. After work is complete, the 0.9 mile stretch will have one travel lane in each direction, a center turn lane and dedicated bicycle lanes. Improvements at the intersection of Greenwood and North 85th Street will include dedicated right and left turn lanes for southbound vehicles.
SDOT engineers carefully considered the needs of motorists, freight, transit, bicycles, pedestrians and emergency response when designing the final roadway layout.
Additional information: project Website, http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/bikeprojects/greenwood.htm
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