AS-IT-HAPPENED: Delridge projects you can weigh in on

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10:17 AM: Where to put more stormwater-absorbing raingardens? Fewer bus stops, if Route 120 becomes RapidRide in 2019?

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What other road changes on Delridge? Which route for another greenway? Those are just a few of the questions awaiting your answers until noon today @ the Delridge Projects Open House in the gym at Southwest Teen Life Center (2801 SW Thistle).

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Turnout is very light so far – meaning your opinion carries even more weight!

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No presentations – just wander, offer opinions, put dots on easels, etc. Snacks and coffee too.

10:55 AM: Another reason to stop by: The mini-resource fair – with participants including West Seattle Timebank, Delridge Neighborhoods Development Association, SW Youth and Family Services, Camp Long, and the West Seattle Emergency Communication Hubs – with cool preparedness displays like how to make an emergency kit for your pet(s):

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12:04 PM: Event over, but we have more photos of some of the boards that might be of interest and will add later, as well as seeking electronic copies once all the city reps who were there are back in their offices next week.

8 Replies to "AS-IT-HAPPENED: Delridge projects you can weigh in on"

  • LyndaB October 8, 2016 (10:21 am)

    I’m here# :)

  • D DelRio October 8, 2016 (5:44 pm)

    Can’t they just add more runs to the 120 instead of changing it to Rapid Ride? When they changed the 54 to the C Line, and routed it to Westwood, it added about 15 minutes to my commute. This is not including the extra walk to get to my stop. 

    • AMD October 8, 2016 (9:37 pm)

      The C Line initially had FEWER runs during peak hours (every 10 minutes instead of every 7) as well.  I found the total time to get downtown to be about the same.

      When the 120 is turned into a RapidRide, it will have fare enforcement for sure, and it should have the shelter and lighting improvements of other RR lines at the places it does stop.  These really helped the experience of riding on the E line (formerly 358) and there is hope that these will curb some of the more exciting moments we’ve come to expect on the 120.

  • Rb October 8, 2016 (8:08 pm)

    Is there a map of proposed stations for the RR?

    • WSB October 8, 2016 (8:10 pm)

      It’s not that far down the road, so to speak. At least not publicly. Today’s event did not have Metro reps, so I have to pursue their part of the project separately.

  • sam-c October 9, 2016 (3:20 pm)

    I think it is silly they are proposing to change 120 to  a rapid ride. Are they going to screw up delridge by adding bus bulbs? have fewer stops?

    Rte 120 already has pretty high number of runs.  It is really frustrating to sit downtown and watch 4 120’s pass you by, while you are waiting for a 125….. if they add more runs of 120, there will be a 120 every 5 minutes. I thought there was a driver shortage?

    • AMD October 9, 2016 (4:54 pm)

      All of those 120s are full, so it there were even more buses, they wouldn’t be empty.  The 120 is in the top 10 most used routes in the system.  I’m all for more 125s as well (I take both buses), but the needs of that route don’t negate the fact that the 120 is VERY popular.

      Also, I don’t really think there’s anything else they can do to Delridge that would actually make it worse.  Half of it is already a parking lot half the day and cars are already waiting behind the 120s stopping at Trenton and Thistle (especially Thistle).  Those folks hating on the 35th road diet don’t know how good they have it.

  • ND October 9, 2016 (10:27 pm)

    Thanks for the coverage. To follow up on your final note, in addition to getting electronic copies of the presentation materials, any chance you could check to see if there are methods for collecting emailed comments from those of us enjoying our Saturdays out of the neighborhood?

    Thanks!

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