Event Reminder: Broadway Streetcar Extension Open House


Broadway Streetcar ExtensionTonight from 6pm to 8pm there will be an open house for the Broadway Streetcar extension at Lowell Elementary. This will be an opportunity for the community to review the progress on the design and funding options for the extension. The Broadway extension will expand the First Hill Streetcar from its current terminus near Seattle Central Community College to at least Roy Street and potentially as far north as Prospect Street near Volunteer Park. Design of the final alignment is anticipated to be completed later this year.

Besides simply delivering a streetcar extension, SDOT will extend the Broadway Bikeway (a bi-directional cycletrack) parallel to the streetcar extension. For this reason bicycle advocates have also taken some in this project. Details about the selected track alignments and cycletrack will be presented along with funding options for the construction. Staff who are working on this project will also be on hand to answer questions that community members might have about the project.

We encourage our readers who have a interest in the streetcar, the cycletrack, or related developments to stop by this open house and find out more. And then afterward, drop by Roy Street Coffee & Tea (a 3-block walk) to meet up with other members of The Urbanist.

Broadway Streetcar Open House
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
6pm to 8 pm
Lowell Elementary Cafeteria
1058 E Mercer St

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Charles is an avid cyclist that uses his bike as his primary mode of transportation. He grew up in the Puget Sound, but is currently overseas living in Japan. He covers a range of topics like cycling, transit, and land use. His time in Tokyo really opened his eyes to what urbanism offers people and has a strong desire to see growth happen in Seattle.