[UPDATE: the other locations are Wall St. between 3rd and Denny, Midvale Pl. approaching Aurora Ave, and Pacific St. approaching the Montlake bridge.]
SDOT is unveiling it at 3pm:
First Red Bus Lane Installed in Seattle
First of four locations with new red marking; More on-street transit improvements coming
WHAT: First block of red bus lane installed in Seattle
WHEN: Today – Tuesday, October 21 at 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: Southwest corner of Battery Street and Fourth Avenue
Today Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) crews will be completing Seattle’s very first block of red transit lane. Scott Kubly, director of SDOT, will highlight this brand new bus facility, explain where you will see more red lanes in 2014, and discuss other improvements to help transit in 2014 and 2015.
This is one of those simple things that makes a big difference. A NYC study suggests that painting the road a noticeable color increases compliance. Four other locations (announced at 3pm) will get this treatment in 2014. One also hopes this would encourage conversion of part-time bus lanes (like 3rd Avenue) into full-time ones.