What’s the future of transit in Seattle?
While it certainly gets sunnier with a YES vote on Prop 1, the future is coming regardless.
We need the future of transit to work connecting all neighborhoods to jobs and schools, making business districts vibrant and accessible, and creating healthier communities. And the future of transit should seamlessly blend and augment our bicycle network.
(Did you know that over 10,000 bikes are loaded onto Metro buses each week? That a bike commute is possible from Everett or Tacoma to Seattle with a transit assist? That the bus or rail make a great backup to the bike when a flat tire or a bad storm strikes?)
The Seattle Department of Transportation is hosting five open houses where you can learn and comment on the newly unveiled draft Transit Master Plan—the 20-year vision of our transit future. And they want your feedback! The plan will be finalized later this year and go to City Council in early 2012.
The open houses are:
- Tuesday, Oct. 18: Central District – Seattle Vocational Institute, 2120 S Jackson St Room 401
- Tuesday, Oct. 25: Northgate – Aljoya Thornton Place, 450 NE 100th St
- Wednesday, Oct. 26: West Seattle – Eagles Hall, West Seattle Eagles Hall, 4426 California Ave SW
- Tuesday, Nov. 15: Ballard – Ballard High School, Ballard High School Library, 1418 NW 65th St
- Thursday, Nov. 17: Holly Park – New Holly Gathering Hall, New Holly Gathering Hall, 7054 32nd Ave S
Each open house will cover the same information, will take place between 6 to 8 p.m. and include a presentation by city staff at the beginning of the meeting. Light refreshments will also be provided.
Let’s support a transit plan that supports bikes!
Click here for more information on the open houses
Click here for more information on the Transit Master Plan.