King County Metro Transit has announced that it will be closing several stops on Route 70 between downtown and the University Bridge, including five stops in Eastlake.
The stops to be closed are:
- Northbound at Fairview E. and Eastlake E.
- North- and southbound at E. Boston
- Southbound at E. Roanoke
- Northbound at E. Edgar
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.
Metro’s website says approximately 13% of commuters who ride Route 70 between downtown and the bridge will have to get on at a different stop. The stops will be closed on Oct. 30.
If you’d like to comment on the closures, Metro has several methods for doing so listed on its website. The website also include an interactive map showing the stops being closed.