Currently, the corridor has 35 bus stops between downtown Seattle and the University Bridge, with an average stop spacing of about 830 feet. The plan would remove seven of these stops, increasing the average spacing between stops to about 1,060 feet.
As a result of this change, approximately 13 percent of Route 70 riders who board on the corridor between downtown Seattle and the University Bridge will have to catch their bus at a different stop. When the project is completed, all riders should have a faster, more reliable trip.
The northbound stops proposed for deletion are at John Street, Fairview /Eastlake, East Boston St and East Edgar St. Southbound stops include Valley Street/Fairview, East Boston Street and East Roanake Street. Routes 71-73 local would also be affected for evening and weekend runs. You can view the current stops and those proposed for deletion on an interactive map here. Comments are also being solicited via e-mail through firstname.lastname@example.org, online, or by phone.