The proposed service change includes a new route, Route 63, which would connect east Green Lake to Sand Point via the University District. Once in the U-District, riders would be able to connect with routes that travel to downtown Seattle, Bellevue, and northeast and central Seattle.
Buses would run every day of the week and would run about every 30 minutes, except for at night, when they would run every 30-60 minutes.
Between NE 40th St and Green Lake via Latona Avenue NE and Thackeray Place NE, Route 63 would replace Route 26.
Route 26, which east Green Lake riders currently use to connect directly to downtown Seattle during non-peak hours, would be eliminated.
Those riders would have to use Route 16 to get downtown directly during non-peak hours. Or, they could ride the proposed new route, Route 63, to the University District and then transfer onto a 71, 72, or 73 bus heading downtown.
Route 26 Express, which runs directly between east Green Lake and downtown during peak hours, would remain.
A thorough analysis of the city-wide effects of the proposed changes is available on the Seattle Transit Blog.