The Seattle City Council Transportation Committee wants to hear your thoughts about the proposed First Hill Streetcar alignment:

Thursday, April 22, 2010
5:30 p.m.

Seattle First Baptist Church
1111 Harvard Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122

It’s obvious from some epic comment threads that people have a lot to say, so take the time to say it to someone who can do something about it.  Show up early to get on the speaking list.

6 Replies to “Comment on the First Hill Streetcar Alignment”

  1. One concern about the Aloha extension for all you STB folks. If we do extend it to Aloha, the 49 will still have to run at least until the Light rail station. Isn’t that forced duplication of service on north broadway? It seems to me like it could complicate things, and cost more to provide the same of worse service.

    1. The important thing is to get the studies and planning done for north of John. Construction to Prospect can come later, scheduled to open simultaneously w/ the Cap Hill Link Station and the opening of, hopefully electric, bus service along 12th from Jackson to Aloha to B’way. to the U and, hopefully to Roosevelt Link Station.

    2. No one knows what will happen to the 49 and 60 for sure once Capitol Hill Station is open (and 43 for that matter).

  2. I’m sure this has been asked and answered before, but I couldn’t find it anywhere. Looking at the first hill streetcar route I realized that it pretty much runs into the old Waterfront line. Why wouldn’t that be reconnected so we can put it back in service?

    1. I suggested that a while back. Maybe when the comment period is over, they might consider it.

  3. electric trolley bus service on 12th is not likely given the expense of the infrastructure (reports of $1 mil/mile) and that the County is evaluating the efficacy of the trolley buses; Metro has said for years that they expect a hybrid fleet (even though hybrids can’t operate well on Seattle hills). the 60 could be put on 12th and get to Group Health; the 43 serves neighborhoods that light rail never will so it should stay. the 49 will be impacted not only by the streetcar but the 520 bridge mitigation – think ‘lid’ at Roanoke and 10th area

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