Sound Transit wants feedback on Northgate Station bike plans

10001-N160-Northgate-LRRP 60pct-050613.inddWhile the biking and walking discussions surrounding the planned Northgate Station have focused heavily on building a bike/walk bridge over I-5, there are other station design elements that affect bikeability, too.

Will it be comfortable and easy to bring your bike from the street level to the station platform? Will there be enough bike parking both for long-term and short-term users?

The station design is at the 90 percent completion point, so now is the time to make sure Sound Transit has got things right and suggest small changes to make it even better for people on bikes.

They are holding an open house 6–8 p.m. Wednesday at Olympic View Elementary School. Details:

Please join Sound Transit at the Northgate Station 90 percent design open house. We want to hear from bicyclists!

Be sure to stop by the Bicycle Table and hear the latest on bicycle parking at the station and access to and from the station from Sound Transit and City of Seattle staff.

Northgate Station 90 percent design open house

March 12, 2014
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
(presentation begins at 6:30 pm)
Olympic View Elementary School cafeteria
504 N.E. 95th St.
Seattle, WA 98115

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4 Responses to Sound Transit wants feedback on Northgate Station bike plans

  1. bill says:

    Forget station fripperies. Buy new Link cars that accommodate bikes properly. And expand the definition of “bicycle” to include cargo bikes, tandems, and recumbents.

    • Gary says:

      Forget riding the train with your bicycle… just ride the distance yourself…. Yes it takes longer to get to the Airport, but did you really want to fly after the last 777 disappearance?

  2. Josh says:

    Every transit agency should have a default design standard of incorporating “runnels” or bike ramps into all new staircases. There’s no down-side to them, and very little cost if they’re part of the original design. Surprising how few Sound Transit facilities provide the basics of bicycle access, let alone million-dollar skybridges.

  3. Gary says:

    They need to make those enclosed bike boxes, first come first served, and then create enough of them to make sure that there is at least one available. Payable via debt card for a day’s use.

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