I’m not sure how this escaped our notice up to now, but the giant repaving project going on on Elliott and 15th Avenues NW involves installing peak-only bus lanes
. This is a crucial improvement if RapidRide BRT in this corridor is to be worth anything.
We still haven’t seen any other details about what Ballard RapidRide will entail.
Of course, the project is mentioned in the context of a driver whining about losing road capacity, but the P-I at least makes an effort to acknowledge the number of people this will help.
It’s good to know there will be a decent option for densely packed Ballard residents before light rail gets there 2030-ish. Hopefully, the existence of this capacity won’t be used as an argument against eventually getting there with LINK.