As we reported last week Metro is starting to look at service revisions in Bellevue and Redmond related to the opening of RapidRide B Line. Today and tomorrow Metro will be hosting open houses to get that process started. Also tomorrow in Seattle, several groups are starting to draft a mobility plan for the South Lake Union and Lower Queen Anne area. Lastly, there is an open house tomorrow about extending Sounder to Lakewood.
More information for all three below the jump.
King County Metro Service Revision
King County Metro Transit is considering making changes next year to several bus routes currently serving Bellevue and Redmond. This is to update bus service and reduce duplication of the new RapidRide B Line that will connect the communities starting in the fall of 2011.
Metro will be hosting two open house meetings to provide information, answer questions, and get feedback. The meetings will be held:
Wednesday, Nov. 3
North Bellevue Community Center
4063 148th Ave. NE, Bellevue
(Served by Metro routes 221, 233, 253, 266 and 269)
Thursday, Nov. 4
Old Redmond Schoolhouse
16600 NE 80th St., Redmond
(Served by Metro routes 221, 224, 230, 245, 248, 251, 253, and ST Express 542 and 545)
The RapidRide B Line will provide frequent, fast, and reliable service between the transit centers in downtown Bellevue and Redmond via the Crossroads and Overlake areas. Metro is looking to adjust bus routes to provide good connections with the B Line and Sound Transit Express bus routes. Potential changes could affect Metro routes: 221, 222, 225, 229, 230, 233, 240, 245, 246, 247, 249, 250, 253, 256, 261, 265, 266, 271, 272 and 926.
Metro wants to hear your ideas. Learn more by attending one of the meetings, or visitingwww.kingcounty.gov/metro/BRconnections. You can make comments about potential changes on that webpage, at the meetings, by emailing to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling 206-205-8788 (English) and 206-296-5088 (Spanish).
South Lake Union Mobility Plan
You are invited to attend “Moving Forward” – an event to help create a Mobility Plan for South Lake Union and Queen Anne Uptown.
Kick-Off Open House
Thursday, November 4
4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Seattle Center: Northwest Rooms, Olympic RoomSpecial Program at 5:30 pm
- Mayor Michael McGinn
- Councilmembers Tom Rasmussen & Sally Bagshaw
We need your input on:
- How to connect our neighborhoods
- Planning for an integrated system for pedestrians, bikes, and transit
- Increasing transit options – streetcars, buses, shuttles, transit centers
- Enhancing the street experience and safety for pedestrians
Sponsored by the South Lake Union Community Council, Queen Anne Uptown Alliance, South Lake Union Chamber of Commerce & Queen Anne Chamber of Commerce
Project Background: “Mobility” is a term which brings together all aspects of transportation and access: streetscapes, pedestrian experience, bicycle facilities, transit service, freight movements, and safety issues. It means removing barriers and creating streets that can be utilized by all. There have been many City-funded studies and plans that have dealt with various aspects of transportation in these two urban centers. This effort will draw upon these prior plans; incorporate new elements from WSDOT’s North Portal project, the City’s West Mercer project, and the City-wide Transit Master Plan; and vet the recommendations and priorities through a community-based process. The result will be a unified and integrated South Lake Union/Queen Anne Uptown Mobility Plan.
D-to-M Street Project Open House
November 04 , 2010
4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Construction of D-to-M street project is about to begin
In preparation for Sounder service to Lakewood, the D-to-M street project is beginning this fall. Please join us to learn about the project.
Information will be available on:
Construction schedule, phasing, and detours
Sound Transit art program (STart)
Sound Transit Proposed 2011 Budget
And much more
Milgard Family Assembly Room
Philip Hall, University of Washington Tacoma
1918 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98402