I speak, of course, of Mr. Sims 49 points plan, which kicks ass. In fact, reading it made me wonder why Metro hasn’t done this already:
Consolidating service on 3rd Ave will get us to where Portland was a decade ago. Better late than never for the transit mall concept.
Many of the 49 points for implementing this concept are long overdue also:
-Bus lanes on Elliot Ave, Aurora, 3rd Ave, 1st Ave South, Eastlake/Fairview, Stewart, and 2nd & 4th Aves.
-Transit signal priority at congested intersections like 1st & Denny.
We need these improvements stat, whatever happens along the waterfront…