Madison Corridor Bus Rapid Transit, Design Workshop and Open House, Nov. 20

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Come to a workshop to help refine concepts for the Madison Corridor Bus Rapid Transit to improve transit service in the Madison Corridor.

When: Thursday, November 20, 5 – 7 PM

Where: Silver Cloud Hotel, 1100 Broadway (at Madison)

The workshop will be organized around interactive design stations focused on each neighborhood in the corridor – Downtown, First Hill, and Capitol Hill/Central Area. At each station, we’ll present community-developed design ideas that focus on key intersections or a potential station location within each area.

Each station will be staffed with engineers, planners, and urban designers to allow for an interactive conversation and sketching of design ideas to capture community ideas and feedback.

The goal of the workshop is to refine community-developed design ideas to serve as the foundation for developing corridor-wide bus rapid transit alternatives to be evaluated in the Madison Corridor BRT Study.

SDOT launched the Madison Corridor BRT Study earlier this year and the year-long study is expected to conclude next summer. The Study will develop a bus rapid transit concept for the corridor that has stakeholder, public and elected official support; is backed by a viable phasing and implementation plan; and positions the City for future funding opportunities to help design and build the project.

This Workshop and Open House is an important step in gaining insight into corridor issues and locations ripe for improvement.

How to get there:
Metro bus service provides direct connections to the Silver Cloud Hotel via Routes 2, 9, 43, 49, and 60 (Broadway and E Union St. stop) and Route 12 (Broadway and Madison stop).  For bicyclists, the protected bike lane on Broadway provides direct access to Silver Cloud, the closest bike racks are just west of the Madison and Boylston intersection, one block west of the Silver Cloud Hotel.

You can learn more about the project at http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/madisonBRT.htm. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to get in touch with Sara Walton at madisonbrt@seattle.gov or (206) 386-4645.