SDOT’s got a new survey out about light rail to West Seattle and Ballard. It’s different than the usual fare with a bunch of alternatives on a map. Instead, it’s a high-level questionnaire about principles.
It asks respondents to rate 20 different values as “important” or “not important”. These values are sorted into bins called “dependable transit”, “vibrant communities”, “climate action”, and “equity”.
I’ve sometimes argued that the system doesn’t value enough simply running the trains frequently, rapidly, reliably, and directly to the activity centers. Instead, the agency ends up mitigating “impacts” instead. Well, if you agree with me, or don’t, this is the chance to have your say. All of these the values are great (except, of course, plazas), but please resist the temptation to list everything as “extremely important”, and instead help the agency set priorities among things that have tradeoffs.
There’s also some demographic information you should fill out, although the survey software is too buggy to allow you to choose more than one race.