North King subarea

North King subarea

Five applications were submitted by four jurisdictions seeking $12.4 million for projects in the North King subarea. Click on the project titles to review summary information about each project. The overall and factor-specific ratings are based on the application materials linked and separate follow-up discussions that occurred with every applicant.

The North King County subarea encompasses Shoreline, Lake Forest Park and Seattle.

Map of North King County subarea showing locations of projects

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= Projects preliminarily rated “recommended” or “highly recommended” by Sound Transit staff

1. 148th Street Nonmotorized Bridge (Shoreline)

1. 148th Street Nonmotorized Bridge (Shoreline)

Project Overview:

This project will complete the design phase and contribute partial construction funding for a pedestrian/bicycle bridge that spans Interstate 5 and connects west side neighborhoods to the north end of the Shoreline South/145th Station plaza area. Improvements will include ramps and stairs on both sides. The project will analyze safe pedestrian and bicycle connections to First Avenue NE and evaluate a drop-off/pickup area. Starting in spring 2013, the City of Shoreline engaged the community in a visioning process that identified improved east-west connectivity for pedestrians and bicyclists at this site as a key priority.

ST Subarea: North King

City: Shoreline

Sponsoring Agency: City of Shoreline

Facility: Shoreline South/145th Station, SR 522/NE 145th BRT stations

Amount Requested: $3,700,000

Year of Project Completion: 2023

Preliminary Evaluation Rating:
Highly Recommended

Policy and technical factor evaluations:

 
Customer
Experience:

High

 
 
Equity:

High

 
 
Connectivity:

High

Safety &
Human
Health:

High

 
Funding
Plan:

High

 
Delivery
Plan:

Medium

2. Town Center to Burke-Gilman Trail Connector (Lake Forest Park)

2. Town Center to Burke-Gilman Trail Connector (Lake Forest Park)

Project Overview:

This project includes a multimodal connector between Sound Transit SR 522/NE 145th Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) stations, the planned Sound Transit parking garage, Lake Forest Park Town Center, and the Burke-Gilman Trail (BGT). Currently, pedestrians and bicyclists must cross up to six high-volume vehicle lanes on State Route 522 near the Lake Forest Park Town Center and BGT. The connector will provide a separated structure or pathway to enable transit users to cross safely. A safer, easier connection to the BGT was one of the community’s top requests during public meetings focused on the upcoming Sound Transit BRT project.

ST Subarea: North King

City: Lake Forest Park

Sponsoring Agency: City of Lake Forest Park

Facility: SR 522/145th BRT stations in Lake Forest Park

Amount Requested: $2,000,000

Year of Project Completion: 2024

Preliminary Evaluation Rating:
Not Recommended

Policy and technical factor evaluations:

 
Customer
Experience:

Low

 
 
Equity:

Low

 
 
Connectivity:

Medium

Safety &
Human
Health:

Medium

 
Funding
Plan:

Medium

 
Delivery
Plan:

Low

3. Judkins Park Station Access (Seattle)

3. Judkins Park Station Access (Seattle)

Project Overview:

This project contains a comprehensive pedestrian and biking access package that includes arterial crossings, pedestrian stairways and sidewalks (including curb ramps), pedestrian lighting, and neighborhood greenways (including accessible pedestrian signals). These projects are designed to address the community’s dual goals of complete nonmotorized networks and personal safety, which are particularly important to families and those with mobility impairments. This project compiles the community’s highest priority, ready-to-go unfunded investments.

ST Subarea: North King

City: Seattle

Sponsoring Agency: City of Seattle

Facility: Judkins Park Station

Amount Requested: $4,360,800

Year of Project Completion: 2021

Preliminary Evaluation Rating:
Recommended

Policy and technical factor evaluations:

 
Customer
Experience:

Medium

 
 
Equity:

High

 
 
Connectivity:

Medium

Safety &
Human
Health:

Medium

 
Funding
Plan:

High

 
Delivery
Plan:

Medium

4. Southeast Seattle High Priority Sidewalks and Walkways (Seattle)

4. Southeast Seattle High Priority Sidewalks and Walkways (Seattle)

Project Overview:

This package includes five blocks of new sidewalks, one new stairway connection, and one new signalized crossing improvement. These projects will provide direct, accessible, and comfortable pedestrian connections to four Sound Transit Link stations throughout southeast Seattle. They were prioritized based on safety, equity, health, and “age-friendly” factors, ensuring that they are targeting areas most in need of pedestrian improvements. All projects within this package are in the early phases of design and development, and were recommended and informed by city planning efforts.

ST Subarea: North King

City: Seattle

Sponsoring Agency: City of Seattle

Facility: Mount Baker Station, Rainier Beach Station, Columbia City Station, Beacon Hill Station

Amount Requested: $2,259,000

Year of Project Completion: 2022

Preliminary Evaluation Rating:
Recommended

Policy and technical factor evaluations:

 
Customer
Experience:

Medium

 
 
Equity:

Medium

 
 
Connectivity:

Low

Safety &
Human
Health:

Medium

 
Funding
Plan:

High

 
Delivery
Plan:

Medium

5. Secure Bike Parking Expansion & Related Improvements (King County Metro)

5. Secure Bike Parking Expansion & Related Improvements (King County Metro)

Project Overview:

This project will improve mobility options for first/last mile connections at up to eight transit stations in King County for a wide range of transit riders. The project will expand the supply of secure electronic bike parking, short-term bike parking, and on-site wayfinding, and improve bike and pedestrian on-site circulation. It will also add bike and pedestrian counters to help evaluate modes of arrival at transit. The project will address insufficient supply of secure electronic bike parking, reduce on-site user conflicts, improve wayfinding, and help manage demand for car parking. Locations targeted for improvement include: Burien Transit Center; Renton Transit Center or Landing area; Evergreen Point Station; and five SR 522/NE 145th Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) station areas: NE 195th St; NE 145th Street; Ballinger Way NE; Bothell Way; and 73rd Ave NE.

ST Subarea: North King (also in East King and South King)

City: Shoreline, Lake Forest Park

Sponsoring Agency: King County Metro

Facility: NE 145th St/Bothell Way NE, Ballinger Way NE (SR 522/NE 145th BRT stations)

Amount Requested: $400,000

Year of Project Completion: 2022

Preliminary Evaluation Rating:
Highly Recommended

Policy and technical factor evaluations:

 
Customer
Experience:

High

 
 
Equity:

Medium

 
 
Connectivity:

Medium

Safety &
Human
Health:

Medium

 
Funding
Plan:

High

 
Delivery
Plan:

High