Friday is last day for five Metro Route 70 bus stops in Eastlake

As we previously reported, Saturday (Oct. 30) will mark the end of five Metro Route 70 bus stops in Eastlake:

  • Northbound at Fairview E. and Eastlake E.
  • North- and southbound at E. Boston
  • Southbound at E. Roanoke
  • Northbound at E. Edgar

The reason for the closures is to speed up buses, make the route more reliable and save energy.

Metro explained the change this way:

Currently, the corridor has 35 bus stops between downtown Seattle and the University Bridge, with an average stop spacing of about 830 feet. The plan would remove seven of these stops, increasing the average spacing between stops to about 1,060 feet.