Reminder: Madison Bus Rapid Transit — RapidRide G — open house

City of Seattle and King County Metro representatives will be on hand Wednesday night at Capitol HIll’s Miller Community Center to answer your questions and gather your feedback on the latest round of design updates for the Madison Bus Rapid Transit project set to dig in and begin construction next year.

Madison BRT Open House

Representatives will also be available at the Madrona and Capitol Hill farmers markets this weekend.

CHS reported here on the latest updates to the $120 million, 2.3 mile, 10-station RapidRide G route including what planners hope are improved crossings for pedestrians and the major decision to focus on a new diesel-hybrid bus fleet for the line. Pending approval of federal funding that will cover about half of the costs, the start of construction is slated for 2020 with service starting late in 2022.

SDOT has also documented the project in an online open house where it is collecting feedback at RapidRideG.participate.online.

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2 thoughts on “Reminder: Madison Bus Rapid Transit — RapidRide G — open house

    • Yes, for the left-side stations in the center lanes. The only way to avoid those is to run the buses contraflow like at Bellevue Transit Center, but with GP lanes next to it and Americans not used to looking right it could lead to more collisions. Center lanes were chosen because they have better performance compared to side lanes where you have to share it with cars turning. If it they manage it make it look like two normal streets close to each other rather than one wide street with contraflow, then maybe people’s instincts will be correct and that will minimize collisions.

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