Thursday, November 10, 2011
Central Area Neighborhood District Council agenda from 6:30-7:10 p.m.
Central Area Senior Center.
500 30th Ave S Seattle, Washington 98144
Due to the interest and concern expressed about the proposed changes to Metro service and how it will affect riders in the Central Area, specifically routes 2, 3, 4, 14 and 27. Can you please pass this on to whomever will be attending the November 10 Central Area Neighborhood District Council so that they will be prepared to respond to questions/concerns raised at the meeting? Thanks, Stan
Stan Lock, Neighborhood District Coordinator
Department of Neighborhoods
2301 South Jackson Street
Seattle, WA 98144
(206) 233-2045 – Offic
Metro is proposing to cut off a large area from reasonable access to bus service in mid-day and weekend (Metro is being vague about weekend service but we’ve got at this point to assume that’s what they mean by off-peak) for Route 27 east of 12th avenue.
For one thing, Route 27 is 120 years old, starting as a cable car route, with the promise to settlers of access to transit downtown.
There are many elderly and others dependent of off-peak service, for shopping, visiting friends and medical appointments. For community activists, it’s the only economical way to get to government meetings during the day.
Those riders who live east of 33rd Avenue are especially hard put, as most of them would have to walk a half mile or more uphill to get to a busstop for Route 14.
This is a bad, bad idea when as a population we are aging and also trying to save energy.
More big Huhraahhhs! 27 should be abolished completely. The aging population needs to learn to accept a much shorter life span. Let’s cut the decrepit population of aged ninnies. They have been stealing from the young for 75 years. 75 is plenty old for these folks. There retirement, social security, medicare, pill benefits, bus needs, special discounts, and such are not earned. It’s not in the bank. They are taking it from children. Lady, if you have a bad heart – don’t get a new one. You are old, time to be gracefull. Give the money to the kids to go to college. Let them buy the house. Don’t spend it on a coffin. Go with cremation.