Outside the well served transit hubs, at the Alaska Junction and Westwood Village, West Seattle residents have hit-or-miss transit options. Some routes, like the RapidRide C Line, are great, but the Metro 37 route has been closed for years, leaving some people without any access to transit. Other routes have limited hours or frequency. Some don’t run on weekends.

I had hoped to at least find acknowledgement of these transit deficiencies in the just released drafts of the One Seattle Comprehensive Plan and the new Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) Plan. Both look ahead 20 years and offer what officials believe will meet Seattle’s needs.

I was disappointed to see that not only were these problems unaddressed, the only transportation improvements for West Seattle listed in the One Seattle Comprehensive Plan is the proposed light rail project. (Page 3.10-53)

 

 

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