The department is also hosting a series of “pop-up information stations” around the neighborhood to gather feedback in person:
- Beacon Hill P-Patch (1201 15th Ave S)
Saturday, December 3rd
10am – 12:30pm
- Beacon Hill Light Rail Station
Tuesday, December 6th
4pm – 6:30pm
- Hilltop Red Apple
Wednesday, December 14th
4pm – 6:30pm
If you want to get even more involved, Beacon Hill Safe Streets will be discussing the bike lanes during their meeting this evening (November 20). It’s a great group, and now is as good a time as any to join.
We took an in-depth look at the options in a previous story, so definitely check that out for more background on the project. But the short version is that they should probably stick with two one-way bike lanes unless they have a convincing reason why the two-way option would be better. So that would be Alternative 1 for the 15th Ave S segment.
In the open-ended boxes, I stressed the need for a full redesign of the 15th and Beacon intersection that prioritizes biking and walking safety and usability. The whole project hinges on that intersection. If it remains stressful, the whole route will be diminished.
This project is going to be a big deal for south end biking. Though people are understandably frustrated that the construction timeline has been pushed back to 2024, it’s very exciting to see the details come together.