Metro Route 16, one of the major bus routes serving Green Lake, is undergoing a major change. While the route is staying the same, 30% of the stops north of Denny Way are being eliminated. The change will go into effect on Saturday, November 28th. Check here to see which stops are being axed.
Metro is in the middle of a project to consolidate the stops on Route 16, eliminating 33 of the 109 stops between Denny Way and the Northgate Transit Center. Those 33 stops represent about 12% of the route’s riders. The consolidation will bring the mean stop distance from 850 feet to about 1,225 feet (3 blocks), which is closer to Metro’s ideal separation.
The changes are expected to improve reliability and save about $50,000 a year in operating costs.
Update: November 26, 2009: Metro has decided to keep six of the stops originally slated for elimination.