The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is planning major lane configuration changes when paving N/NE 40th Street, N/NE 50th Street, Green Lake Way N, E Green Lake Way N, E Green Lake Drive N, and Green Lake Drive N in 2019. This would provide new Protected Bicycle Lane facilities.
The Green Lake and Wallingford Paving & Multi-Modal Improvements project team is holding meetings for the public to learn more about the project and to provide feedback. Kids’ activities and light refreshments are provided:
Saturday July 21 from 12:00 – 2:00 PM
Good Shepherd Center, 4649 Sunnyside Ave N, Lower Level
Tuesday July 24 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM
Saturday July 28 from 12:00 – 2:00 PM
Green Lake Library, 7364 E Green Lake Dr N
Concerns for residents, small businesses, cyclists, and pedestrians are:
- Removal of all street parking on N/NE 40th Street from Wallingford Ave N to 7th Ave NE.
- Removal of one side of street parking on N/NE 40th Street from Stone Way N to Wallingford Ave N, on Stone Way N from N 45th Street to N 50th Street, and on Green Lake Way N from N 50th Street to N 52nd Street.
- Safe transtition of bicycle traffic from a two-way Protected Bicycle Lane to two one-way Protected Bicycle Lanes at Green Lake Way N and N 52nd Street.
- More cut-through traffic on residential streets due to congestion from new signals at Green Lake Way N and W Green Lake Way N (Pitch & Putt), and at Green Lake Way N and N 52nd Street.
- No traffic improvements to the low-performance intersection of Stone Way N, N 50th Street, and Green Lake Way N.
- Lulling casual cyclists into false sense of safety with an uphill Protected Bicycle Lane on N/NE 40th Street which transforms into high-speed sharrows in traffic on the downhill sections.
Project map (June 20, 2018).
Project Flyer (July 5, 2018).
Presentation to the Wallingford Community Council (June 6, 2018).
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) (June 29, 2018).
Green Lake Loop Fact Sheet (July 10, 2018).
N/NE 40th Street Fact Sheet (July 10, 2018).
N/NE 50th Street Fact Sheet (July 10, 2018).
Street Cross-Section Diagrams (June 15, 2018).
New Intersections Diagrams (July 11, 2018).
SDOT Project website.