Northgate Station Access Study preliminary results

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Would ridership at the future Northgate light rail station increase if it were easier to reach by foot or bike? And, what projects would get the most people on foot or bike to the station? Those are questions Sound Transit’s Northgate Station Access Study is trying to answer.

In June 2012, the Sound Transit Board committed $5 million towards the cost of completing a pedestrian and bicycle bridge over I-5 and $5 million for other pedestrian and bicycle improvements (to be matched by the City of Seattle) to improve access to the future Northgate Station.

To help determine which access improvements to fund, Sound Transit recently completed a consultant study to evaluate and prioritize potential projects by how much they would improve station access for bicyclists and pedestrians.

The preliminary results were presented at the May 23 Northgate Station design and access update open house. Visit our website to read a summary of the study and results.

Next up, Sound Transit, the City of Seattle and King County Metro will use the preliminary study results as well as public feedback to help identify a final list of projects to recommend for funding. Expect more details by our 90 percent station design open house in early 2014.

In the meantime, let us know what you think about the study’s preliminary results by contacting Rhonda Dixon at northlink@soundtransit.org or 206-398-5300.