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Response from Councilmember Alex Pederson re Opening of W Green Lake Ave North

From: Pedersen, Alex <>

Date: Mon, Jul 19, 2021 at 4:31 PM

Subject: W Green Lake Way N

Good afternoon and thank you for reaching out to me as the City Council’s Transportation Chair about the closure of a portion of W Green Lake Way N to vehicles.

I agree with you that the long-term configuration for this street should include two lanes of vehicle traffic and I have expressed my opinion to both the Mayor’s Office and the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT). The Durkan Administration has not yet made a decision about the long-term configuration.

In addition to two-way vehicular traffic, I believe we need a two-way protected bike lane to connect this corridor. I have asked SDOT for the details of the permanent plan and especially, when the street will be open to two lanes of vehicle traffic. We know that the road is wide enough for two lanes each for people driving cars and riding bikes.

As you may know, this portion of road is located in the District of Councilmember Dan Strauss (District 6).

I plan to continue advocating for two lanes of vehicle traffic on W Green Lake Way N and will keep you apprised of any updates through my newsletter.


Alex Pedersen

City Councilmember

District 4, Seattle, WA

Office: 206.684.8804

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Proposed Comprehensive Plan Amendment can be found below along with information about July 28th Council Committee public comment period.

Interesting comment letters on West Seattle Blog related to this issue.

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Above is link to recording of the June 2021 PRCC meeting with the Director of Homestead Land Trust (HLT). HLT is developing two properties on Phinney that will provide a mix of condo units, some priced as "affordable" and some as market rate.