The city is in the final stages of designing a big upgrade to Greenwood Ave N between N 90th and 105th Streets, a busy street with few sidewalks and inadequate bus stops.
Billed as a transit improvements project, most the sidewalk improvements will be on the east side of the street to provide a connected walkway through the area. Bike lanes will continue on the street, but the city plans to build a handful of new Dexter-style bus islands to reduce conflicts between buses and bikes and give buses a place to stop in-lane for fast loading and unloading. The five new bus stop locations are marked in this diagram:
Greenwood Transit & Sidewalk Project Open House
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
8016 Greenwood Ave N
SDOT is developing plans to add sidewalks and upgrade bus stops on Greenwood Avenue North between North 90th St and North 105th St.
The bus stop element of the project involves upgrading bus stops and sidewalks adjacent to the bus stops, closing some stops, and relocating others to improve bus stop spacing (the distance between stops) along Greenwood. Each of the new bus stops will include a “bus island” which keeps the bus in the travel lane while stopped to load and unload passengers, which improves efficiency and reduces conflicts between buses, bicyclists, and pedestrians.
The sidewalk installation will focus on the east side of the street to provide a continuous, accessible path. As funds become available, SDOT will pursue design and construction of sidewalks on the west side of the street.
For more project history, see this Seattle Transit Blog post and check out this 2012 report: