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Northup Way revised service options

Two options have been identified to provide restructured service along Northup Way: Under both options, new Route 224 would replace portions of existing routes 220 and 256, which would be discontinued.

Frequency and hours of service

Under both options, new Route 224 would operate every 30 minutes on weekdays until about 7 p.m., and every 60 minutes at other times.

Map 3 - Option A

Option A:

Operate new Route 224 between the Overlake and Bellevue transit centers via 156th Avenue NE, NE 20th Street, Northup Way, and 116th Avenue NE. During peak periods, route would extend to the South Kirkland Park-and-Ride in the reverse peak direction (eastbound in the morning and westbound in the afternoon).

Advantages

  • New Route 224 would provide connections between South Kirkland Park-and-Ride and the Overlake Transit Center during peak periods.
  • Northup Way and portions of NE 20th and 24th streets would have bus service seven days a week.

Disadvantages

  • Riders traveling between downtown Seattle and Northup Way during weekday peak hours would have to transfer at either South Kirkland Park-and-Ride or the Overlake Transit Center.
  • Riders along NE 24th Street and at the Overlake Park-and-Ride would have to transfer to reach downtown Bellevue.

Map 4 - Option B

Option B:

Operate new Route 224 between the South Kirkland and Eastgate park-and-rides via Northup Way and 140th Avenue SE.

Advantages

  • New Route 224 would provide connections with service at South Kirkland and Eastgate park-and-rides.
  • Northup Way and portions of NE 20th and 24th streets as well as 140th Avenue SE and Kamber Road would have bus service seven days a week.

Disadvantages

  • No transit service on NE 20th Street between 140th NE and 148th NE.
Apr. 6, 2006