You said it & the city will see it: West Seattle transportation briefing

(Remember the June 7th morning traffic backup? WSB photo from 35th south of Avalon)
If you stepped up and replied with a comment when we asked in April, on behalf of the West Seattle Chamber of Commerce, “what’s West Seattle’s biggest transportation problem?” – your answer is about to get a wider audience. The City Council Transportation Committee’s meeting next Tuesday will include a briefing on “West Seattle Transportation Priorities,” with presenters including the Chamber’s board chair Dave Montoure and CEO Patti Mullen.

We called Mullen this morning to ask about it; she says it’s a direct result of the process in which WSB’ers participated, as well as a Chamber-facilitated advisory group: “We sent the results of the survey to the co-chairs for (the city’s Citizens Transportation Advisory Council III) and we also sent it to (Councilmember) Tom Rasmussen’s office and to the mayor and (SDOT director) Peter Hahn. Rasmussen’s office was pleased that a community had actually gone through a thoughtful screening and prioritized what the neighborhood considered to be important, so they wanted to know how we did that.” (He chairs the committee.) The #1 priority area they’ll be discussing: 35th SW – as well as areas including stretches of California SW, Delridge Way, and the five-way intersection at the west end of the “low bridge.” The meeting’s at City Hall at 9:30 am Tuesday; it’ll also be live on cable and Web via Seattle Channel.

2 Replies to "You said it & the city will see it: West Seattle transportation briefing"

  • Yardvark June 24, 2011 (2:46 pm)

    That’s great to hear that the Chamber is so closely involved in the transportation issue. West Seattle transportation issues would be greatly improved with the creation of more local jobs so that West Seattlites can still live here without having to escape over the bridge to find work.

  • Mat June 25, 2011 (10:04 am)

    Fantastic news! After getting a lot of conflicting information from different employees at SDOT regarding 35th Ave SW and transportation safety in West Seattle overall, it’s great to see Councilmember Rasmussen attempting to discuss and clarify a plan of action.

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