TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Thursday updates

January 9, 2014 at 6:03 am | In West Seattle news, West Seattle traffic alerts | 15 Comments

(Latest bridge and Viaduct views; more cams on the WSB Traffic page)
6:03 PM: As Thursday begins, we look ahead to next Tuesday (January 14th), your chance to show you care about West Seattle’s transportation challenges, just by being there when the WS Transportation Coalition hosts reps from all levels of government. They plan to talk not only about the problems, but also about what can be done to tackle them. 6:30 pm in the theater at Youngstown Cultural Arts Center – details on the WSTC website. Meantime, today’s traffic watch continues…

7:52 AM: In Georgetown, what SDOT says is a medical response is blocking the two center lanes of 4th S. at Front St., and Metro has rerouted the 131 and 132 off 4th between Michigan and Lucile

8:09 AM: If you are/were commuting with Danielle McGarrityvia the Seattle-Bainbridge ferry, you might have seen this:

Thanks to Danielle for sending photos! P.S. The Georgetown scene on 4th is clear and 131/132 are back to their normal routes.

5:48 PM: If you’re heading onto southbound 99 from north of downtown – note there is a vehicle reported to be blocking one lane in the Battery Street Tunnel.

15 Comments

  1. I am definitely going to this meeting….It seems like there are some immediate things that could be done like; WSB bus lane becomes a combined Bus/HOV lane, we need an immediate response team to clear accidents quickly and use the area under the bridge for a free park and ride lot for car poolers. I want to know why we continue to let Washington State Ferries dump thousands of cars at the Fauntleroy Ferry dock weekly to congest our area. Why can’t some of these boats be routed directly downtown?

    Comment by BB — 6:46 am January 9, 2014 #

  2. For those on Facebook, here is the meeting invite for our Q&A Panel with the government officials. Please RSVP if you’re coming and share this on your Facebook wall!
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    https://www.facebook.com/events/1409033862669862
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    Comment by West Seattle Transportation Coalition — 7:31 am January 9, 2014 #

  3. Hey people on the C-Line… Cover your mouth when you sneeze and cough! We don’t enjoy influenza as much as you think!

    Comment by DTK — 8:00 am January 9, 2014 #

  4. @BB those are all questions we’ve got over to them. We may not be able to get through to every question during the session–it’s only 2 hours–but we have requested written responses to every single one as well and will publish them all afterward.

    Comment by West Seattle Transportation Coalition — 8:10 am January 9, 2014 #

  5. DTK why not let these individuals know not cool call them on it right there where its happening ! Got the right idea just finish the job.

    Comment by NW — 8:11 am January 9, 2014 #

  6. I was too busy putting on my hazmat suit :)

    Comment by DTK — 8:19 am January 9, 2014 #

  7. People on the C Line should also be mindful of moving to the back if there is room instead of clogging up the front of the bus, even going so far as to stand in the middle of the aisle obliviously chattering away with a friend/associate:/.

    Comment by East Coast Cynic — 8:19 am January 9, 2014 #

  8. Just RSVP’d for the WTTC meeting. I hope to see a lot of neighbors there!

    Comment by Kim — 9:10 am January 9, 2014 #

  9. DTK- no kidding! The flu is a nasty one this year. Be aware

    http://q13fox.com/2014/01/06/deadly-flu-virus-kills-5-adults-in-king-county/#axzz2ppK1u66O

    Comment by Krm66 — 9:39 am January 9, 2014 #

  10. Danielle – Great photo, thanks for sharing!

    Comment by Mark — 9:55 am January 9, 2014 #

  11. Remember the mouth and nose covering masks that were popular when the bird flu first came out? They are still worn regularly in Tokyo, Japan by many people who live there — so crowded are the subways in Tokyo. If other people are so rude as to not be mindful of their bodily fluids exiting their nostrils and mouths on the C line — maybe consider wearing one of those yourself, to be proactive and self-advocating — that way you do not have to depend on the other folks to be mindful about the health and disease risks they pose to others around them.

    Comment by bbuddy — 10:05 am January 9, 2014 #

  12. ummm … the area under the West Seattle Bridge has been a park & ride for years. It’s called the Southwest Spokane St P & R, has 55 spaces and is served by Route 21. Carpoolers can park there too.

    Comment by metrognome — 10:10 am January 9, 2014 #

  13. Can’t speak for DTK but I don’t call people out in public, as much as I’d like to .. quite risky these days, especially on the bus.

    Comment by enough — 10:43 am January 9, 2014 #

  14. Anyone else notice the brand new LED streetlights are out on the big bridge on the westbound side where 99 merges on?

    Comment by trickycoolj — 5:44 pm January 9, 2014 #

  15. Tricky, someone asked me about that last night and I did not get to ask SDOT today … will tomorrow. Although I also encourage anyone and everyone to call 206-684-ROAD and report it – the bridge is a city road. – TR

    Comment by WSB — 5:46 pm January 9, 2014 #

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