THURSDAY: Bridge discussion @ West Seattle Transportation Coalition

The third community discussion in two days about the West Seattle Bridge closure has just been announced. The West Seattle Transportation Coalition will have SDOT and Metro guests during its online meeting, 6:30 pm tomorrow (Thursday, April 23rd):

Nothing can totally replace the capacity of the West Seattle Bridge. What are we going to do when the stay-at-home order is lifted and life begins to return to normal? Our meeting will focus on how we will cope going forward. We are going to need innovative and unorthodox ideas to move people and goods. Please join us tomorrow night when we find out what SDOT and Metro already have in the works and what we can do to help.

The meeting link will be here (meeting ID 822 0028 3371).

5 Replies to "THURSDAY: Bridge discussion @ West Seattle Transportation Coalition"

  • Brad April 22, 2020 (6:52 pm)

    I hope they consider significantly ramping up watertaxi efforts. Can Argosy boats start helping as well?

  • Boop April 22, 2020 (8:16 pm)

    Please, don’t anyone ask if “the pile-driving did it”.  😂

  • East Coast Cynic April 23, 2020 (7:28 am)

    If the low bridge is closed, Argosy at minimum would be acceptable, size wise, for boats that can take people to Downtown Seattle.  The crush of people that need to commute to the mainland would overwhelm the water taxis.  SDOT should talk w/ Olympia about using Washington State Ferries for our transportation, and if that fails talk with other states about the purchase and use of their ferries, e.g., Alaska, which has one of the largest ferry systems in the United States.The transit situation would potentially be too chaotic to accept the limitations of two back road bridges off the peninsula.

  • Jim Herrmann April 23, 2020 (12:01 pm)

    Ferry service from Fontleroy to Colman and back, non stop.

    • Biggcbo April 23, 2020 (3:19 pm)

      Not sure how that would work. Fauntleroy can barely handle the Vashon and Southworth traffic as is. As for going down to Coleman, they’re doing a massive remodel. There’s no way it can handle an extra 100,000 people.

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