I support the Route 40 TPMC - Improving Transit Reliability and Showcasing Vision Zero Street Designs
Dear Elected Leaders and Agency Staff,
I support SDOT’s current design plans for the Route 40 Transit-Plus Multimodal Corridor Project. Through continuous input from the communities it serves, the design realizes its intended goals to “reduce transit travel times, improve transit reliability, and increase safety and transit access along the Route 40 corridor.”
- Reduce travel times: Dedicated bus lanes in North Seattle, Ballard, Fremont, and on Westlake Ave N speed up trips for the thousands of daily riders on one of the county’s busiest bus lines.
- Improve Transit Reliability: Smoothing transit choke points, efficiently creating transfers to RapidRide D and Northgate Station, and implementing transit signal priority creates a more reliable transit experience, and one that is integrated into the greater network of the region.
- Increase Safety: This is not just a transit improvement project! The design reflects Seattle’s commitment to Vision Zero - significant pedestrian and bicycle safety improvements will create a Westlake, Fremont, and Ballard that are more connected, more accessible, and safer. Not just for pedestrians, but for drivers and local businesses too.
These changes are overwhelmingly supported by the residents and riders of this corridor, who have worked with SDOT over the last three years to provide feedback and shape the project to what it is today. We are excited to move forward with these improvements as designed and increase efficiency, connectivity, and safety for all current and future residents of North Seattle.
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