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Aurora Avenue North Rapid Ride Improvements

Huge thanks to everyone who participated in the Aurora Corridor Improvement Project survey last June/July 2013. The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) greatly appreciates your feedback concerning the proposal to increase transit speed and reliability on Aurora Ave. N. while ensuring efficient movement for all traffic. Click here to view the final report on outreach activities and survey results.

Nearly 1,200 people participated in the survey through door-to-door visits along Aurora or online on the SDOT website.

  • Door-to-door: Outreach staff stopped at more than 400 businesses and residences, and discussed the project with 263 individuals. 102 completed the survey on the spot.
  • Online: Nearly 1,100 individuals completed the survey online.

Final Decision

After extensive consideration of traffic modeling results and public feedback, SDOT will implement the following to help ensure that Metro’s RapidRide E Line meets expectations and provides a high quality experience:

  • Traffic signal timing improvements with signal priority for Metro; and
  • Peak period Business Access and Transit (BAT) lanes on Aurora Ave. N. between N. 38th Street and N. 115th Street during the AM peak and PM peak commute periods

Note:  Southbound BAT lanes between N. 77th Street and N. 72nd Street will be activated only during the AM peak commute period until further parking evaluation is conducted.


Date Activity

August 12, 2013 to September 6, 2013

Install  BAT lanes

September 8, 2013

Open BAT lanes

September 8, 2013 through September 27, 2013

Adjust traffic signals

Fall 2013

Install Transit Signal Priority

To Learn More

The RapidRide E Line is scheduled to begin service in 2014. To learn more about how SDOT is working to support RapidRide and help cars move, click on the links below:


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