The Seattle Department of Transportation is proposing changes to Roosevelt Way NE between NE 75th and NE 85th Streets to make riding a bicycle easier and safer in Maple Leaf. These changes include parking changes and installation of bicycle lanes and shared lane markings. When complete, these changes will provide new transportation options to reach destinations such as Maple Leaf Park, neighborhood schools, business districts and the future light rail stations.
Date: Tuesday, August 28
Time: 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Location: Northgate Community Center, 10510 5th Avenue NE
Summary of proposed changes:
On-street parking would be restricted all day (“No parking anytime”) on the west side of Roosevelt Way NE from NE 75th Street to NE 85th Street
- 13 parking spaces would be restricted (“No parking anytime”) on the east side of the street near NE 75th Street and NE 80th Street to improve traffic signal operations
- 71 parking spaces would be retained on the east side of Roosevelt (which is more than enough to accommodate the peak demand for on-street parking).
- A dedicated bicycle lane would be added in the uphill (northbound) direction so that slower moving people on bicycles do not hold up traffic.
- Shared lane markings (sharrows) would be installed in the downhill (southbound) direction
Additional information including plans can be viewed on the project website:
These changes would complete a one-half mile missing piece in a four-mile bicycle route that starts north of Northgate and continues to the University Bridge.
For more information: Brian Dougherty, (206) 684-5124, firstname.lastname@example.org
Media contact: Marybeth Turner, (206) 684-8548