Gilman Ave W Transit and Bicycle Improvements

Updated February 9, 2022

What's Happening Now?

Pre-Construction Project Timeline Graphic

Concrete strike update

There is an ongoing general strike of concrete drivers and concrete plant workers in the Seattle area that involves companies that supply us with concrete for our many active construction projects. This project, and several others, have had to pause concrete paving work until the strike is resolved.

This is a challenge and SDOT supports a fair resolution among the parties. In the near term, we're continuing other project work at the site and behind the scenes and will be sure to share more about the strike outcome and any impacts to this project as information becomes available. SDOT remains hopeful that this issue will be resolved soon.

Project Overview

In 2017, the Seattle Department of Transportation added a two-way protected bike lane along the east side of Gilman Ave W, increasing safety and connectivity. Now, SDOT will improve the bus stops along the route to ensure they are accessible and reduce bicycle-transit conflicts. Here are the planned changes:

  • Raise the protected bike lane at bus stops and add accessible boarding islands in the buffer space. This allows passengers to get on and off the bus safely and comfortably.
  • Add marked crosswalks across Gilman at W Fort St, W Jameson St, W Elmore St, and W Emerson P. Bus stops will be relocated slightly so that buses do not block the new crosswalks while they are stopped.
  • Add an asphalt sidewalk on the east side of Gilman Ave W from W Jameson St to W Emerson Pl. Currently, this area is just grass with a narrow dirt path worn by use. \
  • Add or improve curb ramps on Gilman at Fort/28th, Williams, Jameson/27th, 26th, Elmore/25th, 24th, and Emerson/Thurman. These new ADA ramps will ensure that everyone can use the sidewalks to travel along Gilman Ave W.

The raised bike lanes at bus stops will be similar to the new bike lanes on NE 65th St

The raised bike lanes at bus stops will be similar to the new bike lanes on NE 65th St

Project Map

Gilman Ave W PBL Transit Stop Improvements.

Project Funding

These improvements are planned for 2021, and are funded by the 9-year Levy to Move Seattle, approved by voters in 2015.