NE 128th Street Corridor Study

The Totem Lake area has experienced significant growth over the past several years with new urban high-density development. NE 128th Street is a key multimodal corridor that connects the Kingsgate Park and Ride, I-405 direct access ramps and flyer bus stops, Totem Lake Transit Center, and EvergreenHealth Medical Center.

The planned Stride Bus Rapid Transit is scheduled to begin service in 2025, providing frequent transit service along the I-405 corridor and increasing the demand for the I-405 flyer bus stops. The stated goal of this project is to create an attractive multimodal environment on NE 128th Street and the other study corridors to facilitate needed transit connections and be an appealing and safe place for people walking, bicycling and taking transit through this dense multi-use neighborhood.

Study Areas:

This study will focus on how best to improve the multimodal environment on NE 128th Street and throughout the study area. The study areas are in the north end of the Business District Core of the Totem Lake Urban Center and include a primary study area, secondary study areas, and potential future street extensions, which are shown on the figure below.

Primary study area

NE 128th Street between 116th Avenue NE and 120th Avenue NE

Secondary study areas

  • NE 128th Street between 120th Avenue NE and 124th Avenue NE
  • NE 130th Lane between 120th Avenue NE and 124th Avenue NE
  • 120th Avenue NE between NE 132nd Street and NE 128th Street
  • 124th Avenue NE between NE 132nd Street and NE 128th Street

Potential street extensions

  • NE 130th Place between Totem Lake Boulevard and 120th Avenue NE
  • 118th Avenue NE between NE 132nd Street and NE 128th Street
  • 121st Avenue NE between NE 132nd Street and NE 130th Lane

For more information, see the Citywide Transportation Connections webpage.

 

Map of NE 128th Study area including potential street extensions and upcoming highway projects

Scope of Work:

As stated, the goal of this project is to create an attractive, multimodal corridor that allows NE 128th Street to better facilitate transit connections and be an appealing and safe place for people walking, bicycling and taking transit through the neighborhood.

This study will...

  • Review previous planning and transportation studies for the area.
  • Evaluate existing and future transportation conditions.
  • Conduct a public involvement process.
  • Develop multimodal mobility and safety improvement projects.
  • Develop urban design guidelines for new development. 

This study will consider these potential multimodal improvements...

  • Enhanced street crossings and multimodal safety and mobility improvements.
  • Enhanced sidewalks and bike facility connections to future Stride Bus Rapid Transit Station.
  • New bike facilities along Secondary Study Areas and both pedestrian and bicycle facilities along Potential Street Extensions.
  • Improved vehicle circulation and signal timing improvements including the evaluation of allowing westbound left turns at the NE 128th Street and Totem Lake Blvd intersection.