Roosevelt Transportation Forum March 9, 2021

On March 9, the Roosevelt Neighborhood Association hosted a virtual Transportation Forum with representations from Sound Transit, Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT), and King County Metro. More than 50 community members attended the online event to learn what transit in Roosevelt might look like when the light rail opens this fall. A full video of the event can be watched here, with the Passcode s4b$0AXP

Sound Transit provided new 360˚ views of the Roosevelt Light Rail Station (as well as the University District and Northgate stations), details on station layout and construction progress, and opening festivities planned for the station. In preparations of the opening in September 2021, museum-like installations will be in place through the first month of service to help neighbors learn more about the project and the station. Pending public health guidelines, Sound Transit will organize community-led tours, enhanced entertainment, and music to commemorate the next phase of Northgate Link Extension. Also visit Sound Transit’s website to learn more information about the Lynnwood Link Extension, and with additional questions, email or call 206.398.5300.

In preparation for the opening of the Roosevelt Light Rail Station, Sound Transit, Seattle Department of Transportation, and King County Metro have been collaborating to improve transit access in the neighborhood, and provided updates on interagency coordination. 

Seattle Department of Transportation highlighted bus stop improvements, parking changes, and other street redesign projects. Bus stops and routes on NE 65th St, Roosevelt Way NE, 12th Ave NE, and nearby streets will be altered. Additionally, virtually the entire Roosevelt Urban Village will be converted to a Restricted Parking Zone (RPZ) for local residents and businesses. The streets to the north and south of Roosevelt High School (NE 66th and NE 68th Sts, between 12th Ave NE and 15th Ave NE) will also become one-way traffic to facilitate school pick up and drop-offs.

Neighbors had the opportunity to ask questions of the panelists, inquiring about topics such as RPZ parking for residents of multi-family homes and apartments, dedicated bus lanes, project timelines, accessibility of the changes for all residents, and the kiss-and-ride near the light rail. View the full meeting and download key documents below to catch up on all the updates!

Future transportation-related meetings hope to address broader impacts to bus routes, neighborhood bike infrastructure, and more, so stay tuned to the RNA and sign up for e-mails!

Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT): Presentation Slides