LAST CALL: One more day to tell the city what you think of proposed West Seattle fast-charging station site for electric vehicles

As first reported four weeks ago, the city has proposed a West Seattle site for a public fast-charging station for electric vehicles, on 39th SW south of SW Oregon, alongside West Seattle Bowl. The survey linked in our original story is open through tomorrow and Seattle City Light‘s Julie Moore suggested we remind you in case you hadn’t responded yet. Our May 3rd report has all the backstory, including this SCL one-sheet. Ready to answer the survey? Find it here.

P.S. We never got around to an earlier planned followup with Moore’s answers to questions that came up in the comment discussion following the original story – so here they are:

Head-in or back-in parking: Seattle City Light would be seeking head-in parking for these stalls as many EVs have charge ports in the front of the vehicle.

Charging costs and installation costs: The rate for charging an EV at City Light chargers, $0.43 per kilowatt hour (kWh), is designed to recover the investment.

ADA accessibility: These comments are valuable feedback for consideration of this proposal. At the same time, as one commenter noted, the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is looking to install ADA parking spots along this block of 39th Avenue Southwest. More information about those efforts can be found here.

3 Replies to "LAST CALL: One more day to tell the city what you think of proposed West Seattle fast-charging station site for electric vehicles"

  • Kate K May 30, 2019 (12:24 pm)

    If you want to encourage electric vehicle use, you can support it by filling out this survey. It only takes a minute or so.

  • dsa May 30, 2019 (4:20 pm)

      “…looking to install ADA parking spots…” is not the same as what is required for full ADA van with side  ramp  accessible handicap parking.  Van handicap parking requires *eight feet* side clearance.  While not  demanding van parking anywhere, we are shocked at the city’s attitude of discarding a ready made spot that costs absolutely nothing to anyone.  This is not even a request for a handicap sign, it would remain a slot open to everyone.  Those who need a charge, should have no problem finding the minor shift north one slot. 

  • Diakonda Gurning May 31, 2019 (4:25 pm)

    Good start. Also, how above providing charging stations on the side of the street? With the price of used electric cars going down like a rock accessible charging stations would be a good incentive!

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