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Let’s Add New Bus Lanes to Overcome ‘Period of Maximum Constraint’

...The major addition to the transit network will be a new downtown transit pathway using Fifth Avenue and Sixth Avenue and providing transit lanes in some stretches but not in others. This should provide a...

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...still benefit from more transit priority. Route 5 got an important queue jump at the Aurora Ave and Bridge Way N interchange and piggybacks on RapidRide E Line BAT lanes on Aurora Avenue. Finding space for...

...easy. However, more queue jumps could ease other bottlenecks, like the congested (and confusingly named) Fremont Way N and Fremont Ave N intersection. And there does appear to be room for a BAT lane on Greenwood Avenue...

...summer. We could expand on them with painted bus lanes, particularly at key sections like Olive Way and John Street near Broadway...

    Let's Add New Bus Lanes to Overcome 'Period of Maximum Constraint' " The Urbanist
    The news on One Center City has not been very uplifting. The effort to keep Seattle moving during coming transit logjams got a re-brand to "Imagine Seattle," but it appears to still be lacking for bold imagination and timeliness.
    https://www.theurbanist.org

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Help the Little Red Hen Project grow a bigger garden in Delridge

He started teaching a group of 5th and 6th graders on a weekly basis. “It’s grown from there,” he said.

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From left, the Little Red Hen Project founder Jenn Dowell and program manager Katie Kadwell stand in the spot where their new expanded community learning garden will grow, on the lawn at the Delridge Community Center, 4501 Delridge Way SW.

    Help the Little Red Hen Project grow a bigger garden in Delridge
    Help the Little Red Hen Project grow a bigger garden in Delridge By Lindsay Peyton Hidden behind the Delridge Community Center stands a row of raised garden plots bearing strawberries, carrots, potatoes, peas, broccoli, zucchini and artichokes.
    https://www.westsideseattle.com

May 10

Seattle doesn't have enough bus lanes for coming construction

In a letter to City Councilman Mike O'Brien, SDOT's interim director, Goran Sparrman, said most upgrades will be ready by March, but dedicated bus lanes on Fifth and Sixth avenues, and added ORCA readers on Third, may not be ready by then.

    Seattle doesn't have enough bus lanes for coming construction
    Plans to renovate the Washington Convention Center will shutter bus access to the tunnel, but streets may not be ready Updated 3:29 pm, Thursday, May 10, 2018 Seattle commuters are used to the bad traffic, but they may not realize just how bad it's going to get before it gets better.
    https://www.seattlepi.com

May 10

City Crosses Its Fingers for Early 2019 Bus Tunnel Closure

Proposed transit pathway on 5th and 6th Avenue with current 4th Ave corridor. (One Center City)

    City Crosses Its Fingers for Early 2019 Bus Tunnel Closure " The Urbanist
    On Monday, the Seattle City Council approved the street and alley vacations requested by the Washington State Convention Center (WSCC) for its forthcoming $1.7 billion expansion. In the process, they accepted largest public benefits package in Seattle history, and cleared a key hurdle toward allowing the project to start construction.
    https://www.theurbanist.org

May 08

Buses could be evicted from the downtown bus tunnel next spring, but Seattle streets might not be ready

Goran Sparrman, Seattle’s interim transportation director, warns in a memo that bus-lane restripings and signals for Fifth and Sixth avenues, and more ORCA fare card readers on Third Avenue, might take beyond March 2019 to complete.

    Buses could be evicted from the downtown bus tunnel next spring, but Seattle streets might not be ready
    Seattle's interim transportation director warns that bus-lane restripings and signals for Fifth and Sixth avenues, and more ORCA fare-card readers on Third Avenue, might take beyond March 2019 to complete. Share story Seattle might not have new bus lanes ready by the time travelers need them next March to deal with the eviction of 570 buses a day from the downtown transit tunnel.
    https://www.seattletimes.com

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DSA Leads Third Avenue Task Force on a Trip to Portland

...south in Portland, Ore. The Portland Transit Mall stretches 26 blocks through downtown Portland, along Fifth and Sixth avenues. The transit streets were successfully redesigned and reconstructed through a public-private partnership after...

    DSA Leads Third Avenue Task Force on a Trip to Portland
    The hallmark of great cities are great streets - ones that balance competing needs and uses. And while there are great examples all over the country and the world, one lies just to the south in Portland, Ore. The Portland Transit Mall stretches 26 blocks through downtown Portland, along Fifth and Sixth avenues.
    https://downtownseattle.org

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