SDOT Proposes Maple Leaf Bike Lanes, Parking Removal

By Josh Cohen July 9, 2010

We're beginning to sound like a broken record here (in a really good way, in BikeNerd's view), but the Seattle Department of Transportation has rolled out plans for yet another road diet, this time on Roosevelt Way between NE 75th St. and NE 115th St.

The proposal would remove on-street parking on the west side of Roosevelt between 75th and 85th (there will still be on-street parking on the east side of the road). The increased space will allow SDOT to install a traditional bike lane in the uphill lane and sharrows in the downhill lane while keeping the same number of travel lanes for cars. In addition, SDOT will install a new marked crosswalk at the corner of Roosevelt and 90th St.

Funding for the project would come from the 2006 Bridging the Gap levy.

If you're excited about the proposed bike facilities or furious that they're stealing your parking spot, SDOT is holding a public open house to display project plans, explain the project and project timeline, and receive public comment. The open house is this Monday, July 12, from 5-7 p.m. at Fairview Christian School Auditorium (844 NE 78th Street).
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