On September 21st, the Council approved 9-0 an agreement for street improvements funded by ArenaCo.
There are three transit improvements:
- “Converting a travel lane on 1stAve N to a bus-only lane between Denny Way and Republican St”
- “Installing a transit queue jump at 1stAve N and Republican St”
- “Converting a travel lane on Queen Anne Ave N to a bus-only lane from Mercer St to John St”
The total project cost is $990,000. $594,000 comes directly from ArenaCo. The remaining $396,000 will also come from ArenaCo, but will count towards the $3.5m in street use fees that ArenaCo previously owed.
The legislation also authorizes another $445,000 in credits for various bike and pedestrian improvements, including a raised protected bike lane.