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Route 48 Corridor Speed & Reliability Improvements
Project Update December 4, 2002

The following is a summary of proposed changes to bus stops for first segment of the Route 48 corridor, NE Pacific St to E Madison St. These changes are planned to become effective by February 2003. Customer comments will be collected for this segment until January 24, 2003 before the stop consolidation plan is finalized. You can also look at a map of the proposed changes [42 kb] described below.

Proposed Southbound Stop Changes

SB Montlake Blvd @ Pacific St CLOSED

Routes Affected: 25, 43, 48, 133, 167, 197, 205, 243, 271, 272, ST540

Reasons for closing this stop:

  • Difficult and time consuming for bus to merge into heavy traffic. Drivers have limited sight distance to traffic approaching around corner.
  • Transit/HOV signal not effective with far-side stop.
  • When two coaches stop at the stop, vehicles in the HOV lane have inadequate room to merge.

Alternate Stop Locations:

Direction

Dist

Location

Existing Amenities

Routes Served

West

700

Pacific St
@ Pacific Pl
(UW Med Ctr)

Shelters, benches

25, 43, 48, 133, 167, 197, 205, 271, 272, 277, ST540

South

1650

Montlake Blvd
@ SR-520

Shelter

25, 43, 48, 167, 197, 205, 243, 271, 272, 277, ST540

Notes: Transfers between all routes currently serving this stop, except Route 243, can be made at the previous stop on Pacific Street at Pacific Place. A new stop is planned on Montlake Blvd north of Pacific Street, to serve route 243 SB.


SB 24 Ave E @ E Miller St to be CLOSED

Routes Affected: 43, 48

Reasons for closing this stop:

  • Improve transit speed and reliability by reducing number of stops.
  • Distance to the nearest bus stop is well below the ideal stop-spacing distance of 900-1200 feet.
  • Stop location is not near a signalized pedestrian crossing.

Alternate Stop Locations:

Direction

Dist

Location

Existing Amenities

Routes Served

North

520'

East Montlake Pl E
@ E Roanoke st

 

43, 48

South

620'

24 Ave E
@ E McGraw St

Covered waiting area

43, 48


SB 24 Ave E @ Interlaken Pl. E to be CLOSED

Routes Affected: 43, 48

Reasons for closing this stop:

  • Improve transit speed and reliability by reducing number of stops.
  • Distance to the nearest bus stop is well below the ideal stop-spacing distance of 900-1200 feet.
  • Stop location is not near a signalized pedestrian crossing.

Alternate Stop Locations:

Direction

Dist

Location

Existing Amenities

Routes Served

North

580'

24 Ave E
@ Boyer Ave E

Shelter

43, 48

South

450'

24 Ave E
@ E Galer St

Shelter

43, 48


SB 24 Ave E @ E Highland St to be CLOSED

Routes Affected: 43, 48

Reasons for closing this stop:

  • Improve transit speed and reliability by reducing number of stops.
  • Distance to the nearest bus stop is well below the ideal stop-spacing distance of 900-1200 feet.
  • Stop location is not near a signalized pedestrian crossing.

Alternate Stop Locations:

Direction

Dist

Location

Existing Amenities

Routes Served

South

420'

24 Ave E
@ E Prospect St

 

43, 48

North

720'

24 Ave E
@ E Galer St

Shelter

43, 48


SB 23 Ave E @ E Roy St to be CLOSED

Routes Affected: 43, 48

Reasons for closing this stop:

  • Many riders drive car to access stop and could easily drive to a stop with a better pedestrian crossing.
  • Improve transit speed and reliability by reducing number of stops.
  • Distance to the nearest bus stop is well below the ideal stop-spacing distance of 900-1200 feet.
  • Stop location is not near a signalized pedestrian crossing.

Alternate Stop Locations:

Direction

Dist

Location

Existing Amenities

Routes Served

North

600'

23 Ave E
@ E Aloha St

Shelter

43, 48

South

740'

23 Ave E
@ E Republican St

 

43, 48


SB 23 Ave E @ E Thomas St to be CLOSED

Routes Affected: 43, 48

Reasons for closing this stop:

  • Improve transit speed and reliability by reducing number of stops.
  • Distance to the nearest bus stop is well below the ideal stop-spacing distance of 900-1200 feet.
  • Stop location is not near a signalized pedestrian crossing.

Alternate Stop Locations:

Direction

Dist

Location

Existing Amenities

Routes Served

South

450'

23 Ave E
@ E John St

Shelter

48

Southwest

660'

E John St
@ 22 Ave E

Shelter

43

North

650'

23 Ave E
@ E Republican St

 

43, 48

Notes: Use Republican Street stop to transfer between routes 43 and 48.

Proposed Northbound Stop Changes

NB 23 Ave E @ E Thomas St to be CLOSED

Routes Affected: 43, 48

Reasons for closing this stop:

  • Improve transit speed and reliability by reducing number of stops.
  • Distance to the nearest bus stop is well below the ideal stop-spacing distance of 900-1200 feet.
  • Stop location is not near a signalized pedestrian crossing.

Alternate Stop Locations:

Direction

Dist

Location

Existing Amenities

Routes Served

North

680'

23 Ave E
@ E Republican St

 

43, 48

South

750'

23 Ave E
@ E Madison St

Shelter

48

Southwest

680'

E John St
@ 22 Ave E

Shelter

43


NB 23 Ave E @ E Roy St to be CLOSED

Routes Affected: 43, 48

Reasons for closing this stop:

  • Many riders drive car to access stop and could easily drive to a stop with a better pedestrian crossing.
  • Improve transit speed and reliability by reducing number of stops.
  • Distance to the nearest bus stop is well below the ideal stop-spacing distance of 900-1200 feet.
  • Stop location is not near a signalized pedestrian crossing.

Alternate Stop Locations:

Direction

Dist

Location

Existing Amenities

Routes Served

North

600'

23 Ave E
@ E Aloha St

 

43, 48

South

700'

23 Ave E
@ E Republican St

 

43, 48


NB 24 Ave E @ E Lee St to be CLOSED

Routes Affected: 43, 48

Reasons for closing this stop:

  • Improve transit speed and reliability by reducing number of stops.
  • Distance to the nearest bus stop is well below the ideal stop-spacing distance of 900-1200 feet.
  • Stop location is not near a signalized pedestrian crossing.

Alternate Stop Locations:

Direction

Dist

Location

Existing Amenities

Routes Served

North

550'

24 Ave E
@ E Galer St

 

43, 48

South

650'

24 Ave E
@ E Prospect St

 

43, 48


NB 24 Ave E @ Interlaken Pl. E to be CLOSED

Routes Affected: 43, 48

Reasons for closing this stop:

  • Improve transit speed and reliability by reducing number of stops.
  • Distance to the nearest bus stop is well below the ideal stop-spacing distance of 900-1200 feet.
  • Stop location is not near a signalized pedestrian crossing.

Alternate Stop Locations:

Direction

Dist

Location

Existing Amenities

Routes Served

South

360'

24 Ave E
@ E Galer St

 

43, 48

North

480'

24 Ave E
@ Boyer Ave E

Shelter

43, 48


NB 24 Ave E @ E Calhoun St to be CLOSED

Routes Affected: 43, 48

Reasons for closing this stop:

  • Improve transit speed and reliability by reducing number of stops.
  • Distance to the nearest bus stop is well below the ideal stop-spacing distance of 900-1200 feet.
  • Stop location is not near a signalized pedestrian crossing.

Alternate Stop Locations:

Direction

Dist

Location

Existing Amenities

Routes Served

North

580'

East Montlake Pl E
@ E Roanoke St

 

43, 48

South

680'

24 Ave E
@ E Lynn St

 

43, 48


NB Montlake Blvd @ E Shelby St to be CLOSED

Routes Affected: 25, 48, 133, 167, 197, 205, 243, 271, 272, 277, ST540

Reasons for closing this stop:

  • Difficult and time consuming for bus to merge into traffic and make a left turn at Pacific. Traffic often backs up past bus stop and delays trips.
  • Improve transit speed and reliability by reducing number of stops.
  • Area served by stop is small.

Alternate Stop Locations:

Direction

Dist

Location

Existing Amenities

Routes Served

South

550'

Montlake Blvd
@ SR-520

Shelter

25, 43, 48

Northwest

2220'

Pacific St
@ Pacific Pl
(UW Med Ctr)

Shelter

25, 48, 133, 167, 197, 205, 271, 272, 277, ST540

North

1000'

Montlake Blvd
@ Pacific St

 

243

Note: To transfer to southbound routes 43 and 48 use Pacific St @ Pacific Pl stop, cross Pacific Street at signal or use the pedestrian tunnel.

Updated: Jan. 14, 2003