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Route 48 Corridor Speed & Reliability Improvements
Project Update April 17, 2003

The following is a summary of proposed changes to bus stops along segment 4A of the Route 48 corridor, Loyal Way NW to Greenwood Ave N. These changes are planned to become effective September 2003. Customer comments will be collected for this segment until June 2, 2003 before the stop consolidation plan is finalized. You can also look at a map of the proposed changes [47 kb] described below.

Proposed Inbound Stop Changes

EB NW 85 St @ 26 Ave NW CLOSED

Routes Affected: 18, 48

Reasons for closing this stop:

  • Improve transit speed and reliability by reducing number of stops.
  • Bus stop located near other stops.
  • Stop location is not near a signalized pedestrian crossing.

Alternate Stop Locations:

Direction

Dist

Location

Existing Amenities

Routes Served

East

410

NW 85 St
@ 24 Ave NW

Shelter

18, 48

West

540

NW 85 St
@ Earl Ave NW

 

18, 48


EB NW 85 St @ Jones Ave NW CLOSE/RELOCATE

Routes Affected: 48, 75

Reasons for closing this stop:

  • Improve transit speed and reliability by reducing number of stops.
  • Bus stop located near other stops.

Alternate Stop Locations:

Direction

Dist

Location

Existing Amenities

Routes Served

East
[new stop]

250'

NW 85 St
@ 23 Ave NW

 

48, 75

West

400'

NW 85 St
@ 24 Ave NW

Shelter

18, 48

Note: A new stop would be installed just east of 23rd Ave NW, near the Olympic Manor entrance.


EB NW 85 St @ 22 Ave NW CLOSE/RELOCATE

Route Affected: 48, 75

Reasons for closing this stop:

  • Improve transit speed and reliability by reducing number of stops.
  • Bus stop located near other stops.

Alternate Stop Locations:

Direction

Dist

Location

Existing Amenities

Routes Served

West
[new stop]

300'

NW 85 St
@ 23 Ave NW

 

48, 75

Note: A new stop would be installed just east of 23rd Ave NW, near the Olympic Manor entrance.


EB NW 85 St @ 20 Ave NW CLOSE/RELOCATE

Route Affected: 48

Reasons for closing this stop:

  • Improve transit speed and reliability by reducing number of stops.
  • Bus stop located near other stops.

Alternate Stop Locations:

Direction

Dist

Location

Existing Amenities

Routes Served

West
[new stop]

250'

NW 85 St
@ 19 Ave NW

 

48, 75

Note: A new stop would be installed just east of 19th Ave NW.


EB NW 85 St @ 18 Ave NW CLOSE/RELOCATE

Route Affected: 48, 75

Reasons for closing this stop:

  • Improve transit speed and reliability by reducing number of stops.
  • Bus stop located near other stops.

Alternate Stop Locations:

Direction

Dist

Location

Existing Amenities

Routes Served

West
[new stop]

280'

NW 85 St
@ 19 Ave NW

 

48, 75

East

800'

NW 85 St
@ 15 Ave NW

Covered area

48

North/East

850'

15 Ave NW
@ NW 85 St

Shelter

15, 75

Note: A new stop would be installed just east of 19th Ave NW.


EB NW 85 St @ 9 Ave NW CLOSED

Route Affected: 48

Reasons for closing this stop:

  • Improve transit speed and reliability by reducing number of stops.
  • Bus stop located near other stops.
  • Stop location is not near a signalized pedestrian crossing.

Alternate Stop Locations:

Direction

Dist

Location

Existing Amenities

Routes Served

West

480'

NW 85 St
@ 11 Ave NW

 

48

East

650'

NW 85 St
@ 8 Ave NW

Shelter

48


EB NW 85 St @ 6 Ave NW CLOSED

Route Affected: 48

Reasons for closing this stop:

  • Improve transit speed and reliability by reducing number of stops.
  • Bus stop located near other stops.
  • Stop location is not near a signalized pedestrian crossing.

Alternate Stop Locations:

Direction

Dist

Location

Existing Amenities

Routes Served

East

640'

NW 85 St
@ 3 Ave NW

 

48

West

640'

NW 85 St
@ 8 Ave NW

Shelter

48


EB NW 85 St @ 1 Ave NW CLOSED

Route Affected: 48

Reasons for closing this stop:

  • Improve transit speed and reliability by reducing number of stops.
  • Bus stop located near other stops.
  • Improve benefits of traffic signal coordination.

Alternate Stop Locations:

Direction

Dist

Location

Existing Amenities

Routes Served

East

670'

N 85 St
@ Greenwood Ave N

Shelter

48, 355

West

650'

NW 85 St
@ 3 Ave NW

 

48

Proposed Outbound Stop Changes

EB NW 85 St @ 1 Ave NW CLOSED

Route Affected: 48

Reasons for closing this stop:

  • Improve transit speed and reliability by reducing number of stops.
  • Bus stop located near other stops.
  • Improve benefits of traffic signal coordination.

Alternate Stop Locations:

Direction

Dist

Location

Existing Amenities

Routes Served

East

650

N 85 St
@ Greenwood Ave N

Covered area

48, 355

West

600

NW 85 St
@ 3 Ave NW

Bench

48


WB N 85 St @ 3rd Ave N RELOCATE

Route Affected: 48

This stop is proposed to be relocated to the far side of the intersection. This new location would support a future transit signal priority installation at the intersection and would improve pedestrian and traffic safety. This relocation is dependent on a right-of-way survey and city approval.


WB NW 85 St @ 6 Ave NW CLOSED

Route Affected: 48

Reasons for closing this stop:

  • Improve transit speed and reliability by reducing number of stops.
  • Bus stop located near other stops.
  • Stop location is not near a signalized pedestrian crossing.

Alternate Stop Locations:

Direction

Dist

Location

Existing Amenities

Routes Served

East

710

NW 85 St
@ 3 Ave NW

Bench

48

West

860

NW 85 St
@ 8 Ave NW

Shelter

48


WB NW 85 St @ 9 Ave NW CLOSE/RELOCATE

Route Affected: 48

Reasons for closing this stop:

  • Improve transit speed and reliability by reducing number of stops.
  • Bus stop located near other stops.
  • Change bus stop locations to better serve the neighborhood.

Alternate Stop Locations:

Direction

Dist

Location

Existing Amenities

Routes Served

West
[new stop]

200

NW 85 St
@ 10 Ave NW

 

48

East

490

NW 85 St
@ 8 Ave NW

Shelter

48

Note: A new stop would be installed just west of 10th Ave NW.


WB NW 85 St @ Mary Ave NW CLOSED

Route Affected: 48

Reasons for closing this stop:

  • Improve transit speed and reliability by reducing number of stops.
  • Bus stop located near other stops.
  • Stop location is not near a signalized pedestrian crossing.

Alternate Stop Locations:

Direction

Dist

Location

Existing Amenities

Routes Served

West

430

NW 85 St
@ 15 Ave NW

Shelter

48, 75

East

660

NW 85 St
@ 13 Ave NW

 

48


WB NW 85 St @ 17 Ave NW CLOSED

Routes Affected: 48, 75

Reasons for closing this stop:

  • Improve transit speed and reliability by reducing number of stops.
  • Bus stop located near other stops.

Alternate Stop Locations:

Direction

Dist

Location

Existing Amenities

Routes Served

East

530

NW 85 St
@ 15 Ave NW

Shelter

48, 75

West

530

NW 85 St
@ 19 Ave NW

 

48, 75


WB NW 85 St @ 21 Ave NW CLOSE/RELOCATE

Routes Affected: 48, 75

Reasons for closing this stop:

  • Improve transit speed and reliability by reducing number of stops.
  • Bus stop located near other stops.

Alternate Stop Locations:

Direction

Dist

Location

Existing Amenities

Routes Served

West
[new stop]

300

NW 85 St
@ 22 Ave NW

 

48, 75

East

530

NW 85 St
@ 19 Ave NW

 

48, 75

Note: A new stop would be installed just west of 22nd Ave NW.


WB NW 85 St @ 23 Ave NW CLOSE/RELOCATE

Route Affected: 48, 75

Reasons for closing this stop:

  • Improve transit speed and reliability by reducing number of stops.
  • Bus stop located near other stops.

Alternate Stop Locations:

Direction

Dist

Location

Existing Amenities

Routes Served

East
[new stop]

220

NW 85 St
@ 22 Ave NW

 

48, 75

West

540

NW 85 St
@ 24 Ave NW

 

18, 48

Updated: Apr. 17, 2003