On June 26, 2010, Metro closed the stops as proposed, with two exceptions. After considering input from transit riders, Metro did not close the stops on Taylor Avenue N at Galer Street (northbound) and at Garfield Street (southbound); and on E Cherry Street at 33rd Avenue (eastbound) and at 34th Avenue (southbound).
Metro is planning to reduce the number of closely spaced bus stops on the corridor used by routes 3 and 4. This change will help buses move faster and operate on a more reliable schedule, cut energy consumption, and reduce Metro’s operating and maintenance costs.
Some of the stops to be closed also serve Metro routes 13, 45, 48, 64, 82, 84, and 988.
Currently, the corridor has 116 stops north of Denny Way and east of Fifth Avenue, with an average stop spacing of about 700 feet. Metro will be removing 25 of these stops, increasing the average spacing between stops to about 950 feet.
As a result of this change, approximately eight percent of riders will have to catch their bus at a different stop. When the project is completed, all riders should have a faster, more reliable trip.
The following stops are scheduled for closure on June 26, 2010:
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Stop-spacing project for routes 3 and 4
stop scheduled for closure
new stop planned
stop not scheduled for closure