From last night’s Delridge Neighborhoods District Council meeting at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center:
METRO ROUTE 120 – OPEN HOUSE AHEAD: A team of Metro reps came to talk about Route 120, which travels the length of Delridge on its current route between downtown and Burien. They noted that it’s one of the system’s top-10 most-used routes, averaging 7,000 people a day. And there are changes ahead, they said, including: A northbound bus-only lane on Delridge between Oregon and Andover, for peak hours (off-peak, they said, it can be used for bikes and parking). They also plan to reduce the number of stops along the entire route, spacing them to a quarter-mile apart instead of an eighth of a mile, which they described as an efficiency issue. Most important: If you want to get full details of the planned changes and offer comments, Metro is having an open house in a month, 5:30-7:30 pm April 24th at Youngstown. (That news is so fresh, it’s not even on Metro’s website yet, but it will turn up there soon, they promise.)
(P.S. Another Metro open house of potential interest – downtown on March 29th, there’s one about the impending elimination of the Ride-Free Zone. Full details here.)
Also at last night’s DNDC meeting, City Council President Sally Clark – a note about her appearance, ahead:
COUNCIL PRESIDENT TALKS DELRIDGE ECONOMY: Clark was one of three City Councilmembers to attend the recent Brandon Node Visioning Open House presented by area leaders including the North Delridge Neighborhood Council (here’s their post about it), along with Tom Rasmussen and Richard Conlin. She said they’re all very well aware now of what local residents believe they need in order to help their area thrive economically – but she believes it needs to be a small step at a time, finding ways to bring more people to the existing business hubs on Delridge, including the Brandon Node. She thought a bigger transit stop there might be one way to attract more business and customers.
The Delridge Neighborhoods District Council includes representatives from organizations around eastern West Seattle, and its meetings are always open to the public, usually preceded by a “Strategic Delridge” big-picture discussion of issues outside the topic/action-driven agenda that follows. 3rd Wednesday of the month at Youngstown.