rapidride j line



Seattle, WA


Bus Transit


King County Metro




ABOUT the project

Meeting Seattle’s future mobility needs includes implementing high capacity transit (HCT) corridors as a multimodal bridges between local and regional transit networks. HCT services along the Roosevelt Avenue corridor provide public benefit by connecting the residential Roosevelt and University District neighborhoods with employment centers in South Lake Union and Downtown.

In collaboration with its design partners, HEWITT performed detailed urban design analysis of the Roosevelt to Downtown corridor. Study considerations included traffic flow improvements; better pedestrian connections and circulation; improved parking options for local residents and business; enhanced bicycle circulation and facilities; and the development of a “sense of place” to support economic development along the corridor.

Through the study, HEWITT identified appropriate siting for several passenger shelters and developed 3D visualizations expressing utilization of HEWITT-designed transit shelter prototypes including real-time arrival information, off-board fare collection, benches, pedestrian-scale lighting, and signature signage. Passenger shelters maximize transit efficiency and passenger safety while incorporating SDOT-preferred enhanced station characteristics.