What we've heard

Key themes corridor-wide

The following high-level themes emerged from the input gathered from the community at public events in the spring and fall of 2018. These comments were taken into consideration as Sound Transit developed the preliminary refined project.

  • Support for effective local transit connections and options for non-motorized modes of travel to allow easy access to BRT stations.
  • Support for transit priority improvements to ensure BRT speed and reliability. Suggestions included bus queue bypass lanes and active traffic management during rush hour.
  • Concern from property owners along the corridor about the impact of an expanded roadway.
  • Support for safe pedestrian walkways and crossings along SR 522, with consideration of where sidewalks would be best utilized.

Key themes by jurisdiction

The following high-level themes emerged from the input gathered from the community at public events in the spring and fall of 2018, and were considered as the project was refined. 

  • Concern about potential roundabouts at intersections east of the I-5 interchange due to high vehicle speeds, high traffic and potential impact on pedestrian safety.
  • General concern about collisions at intersections throughout NE 145th due to speeding, left turns from 145th, and low visibility from hills/grade changes.
  • Opposition to removing general purpose lanes, for fear of causing more congestion along NE 145th.