Metro still hasn’t released anything about Ballard or Aurora RapidRide, but tidbits continue to drip out in the P-I:
If adopted, the proposals would bring wider sidewalks and an end to the center turn lane to a 35-block-long stretch of Aurora Avenue from North 110th Street to the Shoreline border, said Rick Sheridan, a spokesman for the Seattle Department of Transportation. Three lanes would carry traffic in each direction, including one lane reserved for bus and business traffic…
A bus rapid transit line would be included in the redesign. The proposed line would shuttle people into the city’s core with minimal stops and buses coming at 10-minute intervals.
Sheridan said the designs are preliminary and that construction wouldn’t start until 2011 at the earliest.
So it seems that there will be a bus lane for at least part of the Aurora line, much like Ballard. Good.
But hey, maybe we can overcome Ron Sims’ objections to East LINK, so that they can get something too.
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UPDATE 8:46 AM: Business Access and Transit (BAT) lanes are explained here.
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