First community-council meeting of 2014: WWRHAH, tomorrow

January 6, 2014 at 8:07 pm | In Arbor Heights, West Seattle news, Westwood | 7 Comments

(WSB photo from December 30th, alongside ‘Wall of Buses’ by Roxhill Park)
Eight days after leading a tour of the Westwood Village “transit hub” and its challenges (WSB coverage here), a followup discussion will be part of the Westwood-Roxhill-Arbor Heights Community Council (WWRHAH) meeting tomorrow (Tuesday) night, 6:15 pm at Southwest Branch Library. Here’s the agenda just sent by chair Amanda Kay Helmick:

6:15-6:20: Introductions & Community News:
6:20-6:25: Review Bylaws
6:25-6:35: Infrastructure Committee Update: Update from Committee Leader, Chris Stripinis.
6:35-6:50: Metro & Stakeholders December 30th Walk Update: With Amanda Kay Helmick, and Joe Szilagyi
6:50-7:40: Roxhill Park Updates: Updates on efforts to clean up the park; Rehydrating the bog; lighting; Grants
7:40-7:45: Wrap Up: Breakdown the room; library locks up promptly at 8 pm.

The library is at 35th/Henderson; all are welcome.


  1. These citizens gathering and being proactive for this area plagued with crime i i i iapplaudthemroxbury has been for years the projects there. Wonder if hiring a henchman someone(s) come in strong arm and completely scare the hell out of anyone(s) coming back and starting trouble. Need muscle in there to rid the filth. I’d put up some$

    Comment by Muk — 8:42 pm January 6, 2014 #

  2. Move the buses somewhere else. How about on street near rite aid and drivers license place. Thats out of site and hardly any traffic on that road.

    Comment by nope — 12:03 am January 7, 2014 #

  3. REALLY?! Just because YOU dont drive down 25th doesnt mean its an under used street. There are ALREADY a buttload of busses on 25th and they block the vliew of trying to exist the parking lot on that side of the mall. IF the busses being moved to another location is even an option the backside of the mall between the post office and the playfield would be a much better option. . still mall adjacent, not right infront of where people live, busses already use that street. .

    Comment by sophista-tiki — 8:07 am January 7, 2014 #

  4. Buses shouldn’t block the view of the park or the mall drive ways. There has to be a solution. The park however should be top priority especially since a Middle School girl was recently raped there after school.

    Comment by J Crowe — 8:26 am January 7, 2014 #

  5. @Muk – Thanks!
    @Nope – 25th is already a layover for the 60, 125 and the ST 560. It is EXTREMELY dangerous, and one of the things overlooked when talking about the “Transit Hub”. I was very emphatic about the safety concerns of pedestrians and cars on the whole stretch of 25th from Trenton to Barton.
    @Tiki – Totally
    @J Crowe – we are being heard. It’s a start!

    Comment by AmandaKH — 9:59 am January 7, 2014 #

  6. Busses: West side of the mall, extremely wide street (29th SW), along the side of Target. This is perfect for them to stage, then turn onto Barton when they are ready to go. It wouldn’t obstruct ANYTHING.

    Comment by Josh — 10:05 am January 7, 2014 #

  7. Perhaps they should also be looking at more efficient scheduling. It seems unnecessary for so many buses to be laying over at the same time. Much of this is “dead” time, as the driver has just begun his or her shift and there is no need for layover – other than poor scheduling. More effort should be put into making the bus system work productively for passengers, not bureaucrats twiddling with nonsensical schedules.

    Comment by anonyme — 12:35 pm January 7, 2014 #

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