TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Wednesday watch

(SDOT MAP with travel times/ Is the ‘low bridge’ closed? LOOK HERE/ West Seattle-relevant traffic cams HERE)

6:56 AM: Good morning! No alerts or incidents so far.

FERRIES: Fauntleroy-Vashon-Southworth is down to two boats for a third day.

7:07 AM: A Route 37 bus is stuck on Beach Drive, according to a texter.

7:19 AM: The stuck bus (see photo) is just north of Lowman Beach.

7:49 AM: Metro sent an alert noting that the 6:53 am Route 37 as a result didn’t run.

10 Replies to "TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Wednesday watch"

  • miws March 6, 2019 (7:59 am)

    All of that inconvenience for the Rote 37 riders (and drivers), as well as anyone stuck behind the bus, or that simply normally commutes through there,  caused by someone parking their car in a No Parking zone. —Mike

    • Matt March 6, 2019 (8:49 am)

      Agreed.  Came to say this exact thing.  If that driver wasn’t ticketed based on this photo alone it’s a real slap in the face to a lot of people.  

    • Sheila G March 6, 2019 (9:21 am)

      Yeah, looks like that car should have been towed.

      • Matt March 6, 2019 (10:58 am)

        Absolutely, and the fact that it stopped a bus and probably didn’t get either is why this type of thing will continue to happen.  Simple things like this will improve traffic flow and is way more reasonable than billions in future infrastructure.

  • North Delridge Home Owner March 6, 2019 (8:44 am)

    Simple solution… ticket & tow.

  • North Delridge Home Owner March 6, 2019 (9:04 am)

    Simple solution… ticket & tow…

  • Railroaded March 6, 2019 (9:20 am)

    Does anybody know the details on the stuck 37?

  • ScottAmick March 6, 2019 (10:03 am)

    The 2011 Streetview shows the old stop sign/stop bar location that clearly prohibited parking in that space.  Old stop bar paint is slightly visible in 2018 Streetview.  Not so clear since the intersection was remodeled since the 30 foot distance to stop sign might be satisfied plus the 5 feet from driveway.  Maybe worth a bit more curb paint and/or sign.

  • Craig March 6, 2019 (10:25 am)

    Riding the 37 is a ‘maybe/sometimes’ deal. It’s so unreliable that it’s reliably unreliable. If you ride it you’ll need a plan B to get to work – and use it often. 

    • miws March 6, 2019 (10:59 am)

      Craig, that is the reason I feel especially bad for the 37 riders;  not only does it seem to be right up there among the routes that get trips canceled, but service, in general, has been severely and repeatedly cut back in the past 1-2 decades from when it was an all-day route. Even a route that replaced part of it, the 53 which, IIRC, had all-day or most-of-the-day service, was canceled some years back. —Mike

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