UPDATE to Metro Meeting posted in comments:
SAVE BUS ROUTE #2 – ONE OF METRO’S MOST HEAVILY USED ROUTES
SIGNIFICANT CHANGE PROPOSED
WHAT YOU CAN DO… JANUARY…February…
1. Call and/or email King County and Seattle elected officials to tell them how movingRoute #2 will affect you personally as wellas other members of your community.
2. Share this information with other bus riders and neighbors and encourage them to take action.FEBRUARY1. Look at Metro’s website Have-A-Say after February 2to see if and how Metro transit planners have modified the Route #2 proposed route changes.
Please tell Metro your comments by March 2nd.
3. Attend a presentation or Open House:
- Feb 7 at 7:15pm – Madrona Community Council
- Feb 10 at 11am – Horizon House
- Feb 21 12-2pm – Union Station
- Feb 23 6-8pm – QA Community Center
- Feb 27 6-8pm – Washington Middle School
4.See Metro’s calendar for details: http://.metro.kingcounty.gov/have-a-say/calendar.html
5.Call and/or email your elected officials again with your comments on the revised proposal(s)
Brought to you by Bus #2 riders and supporters. [email protected] Email to sign up for notices. Please send us copies of your comments and let us know if you want to help save Route #2.
Metro proposes to significantly change Route #2in September 2012. The decision will be made in April / May. HIGHLIGHTS OF THE IMPACTS OF CHANGE
- ELIMINATES ROUTE #2 SERVICE ON SENECA & THIRD AVENUE TO QUEEN ANNE. x
- MOVES ROUTE #2, WEST OF 12TH, TO MADISON -FIRST AVENUE – MARION WITH NO CONTINUING SERVICE NORTH OF MADISON TO QUEEN ANNE.SAFETY & ACCESSIBILITY x
- No flat transfer stops on Route #2 downtown, requiring transfers downtown on steep hills. x Route #2 bus stops will be in less active locations,impacting safety of evening and nighttime transfers. DELAY, TRANSFERS & ACCESS
- Madison is more congested than Seneca and added buses on Madison will further increase traffic congestion and delays.
- Transfers extend trip time and proposed route no longer serves many existing destinations directly, adding travel time and causing a loss of ridership.
- Requires transfers for any destination north of Madison, including 1, Light Rail 2.Benaroya 3.Westlake 4. Seattle Center at Mercer. 5. No longer connects to Light Rail or to the new RapidRide at Seneca and Third Avenue.
- Removes service on Seneca residential corridor from Harvard Avenue to Seventh Avenue.
- These changes disproportionately impact seniors, disabled and vulnerable populations
UPDATE:First Hill – Presentation to First Hill Improvement Association
- WhenTue, February 14, 6pm – 7pm