The $1.64 billion SR-520 highway project will be set in concrete for the next eighty years. It must work.The Seattle City Council has released a draft resolution outlining the City's official position on how to improve the design. While there is a lot to like in the draft resolution, unfortunately the current SR520 Draft Resolution does not include the top three needed fixes outlined in a letter sent to the city seven months ago by a coalition of community and healthy transportation groups:
1. Single lane on-ramps and raised crosswalks at the Montlake interchange so that people can safely walk across. 2. Protected bike lanes on Montlake Blvd to allow people to safely bike through the interchange. 3. A neighborhood greenway along the Lake Washington Loop paid for by WSDOT, to provide a key link in the non-motorized system, and protect the neighborhood's quality of life by mitigating cut-through traffic.