SDOT is planning two more bus lane additions under their “spot improvements” program.
This winter, SDOT plans to add a half block or so of westbound bus lane along N 45th St west of Stone Way. Only the 44 uses that stretch of road, around six buses per hour, just before it slips over to 46th.
But the bigger news comes this fall, when Lenora St. between 4th and 7th avenue gets a Business Access and Transit (BAT) lane to accelerate the C Line, 40, 143, 214, and 554. Lenora is a one-way street that flows towards Elliott Bay. The project will add a new RapidRide stop by the Cinerama and a queue jump at 4th. The C and 40 are major workhorses, and the 554 is a key part of the regional system.
While minor changes like these don’t change the world, they also involve much less process and can quickly accumulate into measurable gains for transit riders. If you have comments or questions about either of these projects, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.