Planning for the conversion of King County Metro route 120 into RapidRide H has begun a second round of community input.
Most of the alignment will be exactly how route 120 runs today. However, the alignments north of downtown, through White Center, and near Burien Transit Center, are being reconsidered, as is stop spacing.
The first survey on the H Line was conducted by SDOT back in March, covering just the stretch from the West Seattle Bridge to Roxbury Ln SW, and focusing on road improvements. Zach summarized the lane options.
The latest survey covers frequency, reliability, span of service, fare, number of rides to complete typical trips, pedestrian accessibility, stop spacing, lighting, traffic signals (mostly for pedestrians), bike lanes, and, since it is being conducted by Metro, is for the whole corridor.
Community meetings are planned for the second week of December in Burien and White Center, time and date to be determined.
The survey responses so far for this round are available for public viewing. No deadline has been set for participation in this latest survey that opened November 14.
Funding for the H Line is coming from Metro, the Move Seattle levy, and various grants, not all of which have been funded yet.
The H Line is planned to open in 2020, and will be the second of 20 additional RapidRide routes planned to be open by 2040, with 13 of them planned to be open by 2025.