We’ve had an inquiry out for a while to Car2Go, asking for more details of their West Seattle expansion plans. Though they haven’t replied, we do have some new info thanks to the agenda for today’s City Council Transportation Committee meeting, which included their proposed map – here’s how West Seattle looks on it:
The darker blue area is the proposed “home area” – according to Car2Go, you can drive outside it, but you can’t leave a car outside it. They describe it in a letter to Transportation Committee chair Councilmember Tom Rasmussen:
As seen in the map below, we would like to include parts of West Seattle, including North Admiral, North Delridge, Alki, Seaview, High Point, and Fauntleroy Cove. The south boundary would be extended to Fauntleroy Way SW, SW Morgan Street, Sylvan Way SW, SW Orchard Street, Dumar Way SW, SW Holden Street, and Highland Park Way SW. The eastern boundary would be West Marginal Way SW, the West Seattle Bridge, and Harbor Ave SW. The home zone would expand all the way to Puget Sound to the West and North.
So most of southern West Seattle is out of luck for now – except for the sliver by the ferry docks. The main point of today’s Transportation Committee item was that Car2Go wants to increase its fleet to 500 cars – almost 200 more than it has in Seattle now. Brian Hawksford from Councilmember Rasmussen’s office tells us the plan won unanimous approval this morning and goes to the full City Council next Monday.
(P.S. Hat tip to Bruce Nourish for the map tip via Twitter.)