5 MORE DAYS: Answered the Reconnect West Seattle survey(s) yet?

While SDOT says they’re “thrilled” that more than 10,000 people have answered the Reconnect West Seattle mobility survey in the first week, that still leaves tens of thousands more voices to be heard, and Friday’s the deadline, both for the main survey, and for the “prioritization” lists of potential projects in four areas affected by detour traffic. So if you haven’t offered your opinions yet, this might be prime time, before the new week begins. Our original story is here; the main survey is here; the neighborhoo-prioritization surveys are here (Highland Park/Riverview/South Delridge/Roxhill), here (South Park), here (Georgetown), and here (SODO). Other languages? Go to the Reconnect West Seattle site. Paper ballots? Call 206-400-7511 or email westseattlebridge@seattle.gov. Just get it done by Friday (July 31st).

11 Replies to "5 MORE DAYS: Answered the Reconnect West Seattle survey(s) yet?"

  • 1994 July 26, 2020 (8:59 pm)

    SDOT’s goal will never be achieved. Unrealistic.

  • heyalki July 27, 2020 (7:14 am)

    Yeah I read this when it came in the mail and just laughed.

    • Zark00 July 27, 2020 (2:04 pm)

      The 500 people a day walking cracked me up. 

      • skeeter July 27, 2020 (4:09 pm)

        If you read carefully, that’s not 500 people a day walking.  That’s 500 people PER HOUR walking during peak commute times.  

        • WSB July 27, 2020 (4:53 pm)

          I believe the #’s, confusing as they are, are by “peak period” – so it was explained last time I asked.

          • Mike Lindblom July 29, 2020 (2:56 pm)

            I needed to ask a few followup questions to confirm those numbers — they are SDOT goals for hourly travel during the peak period. So in the morning eastbound, they want to convert an average 10,000 people-trips per hour, from 81% driving to 35% driving. 

        • 1994 July 27, 2020 (8:39 pm)

          Even more unbelievable! 500 people per hour? There would not be room for the cyclists on the crowded low bridge – it would be jammed up with walkers…..and the cyclists would need to walk too to avoid crashes on the low bridge. Who came up with these numbers? 

    • tsurly July 27, 2020 (2:45 pm)

      Frequently seeing people at a near standstill in single occupancy vehicles every time I go by the Chelan Cafe on bike or foot is what is what cracks me up.

  • DAVE NICHOLS July 27, 2020 (8:16 am)

    Want more people on bikes into Seattle, make it a SAFE and enjoyable route, not a tense, watchful rideThats all, so easy

  • Mj July 27, 2020 (5:45 pm)

    SDoT needs new leadership, 500 people walking and a 1,000 (current value 60) during the AM peak period are unrealistic and for them to continue to identify these values simply shows out of touch they are!  

    The City has spent 100’s of thousands to change numbers on signs when there own studies show this is not effective.  It’s time to clean house!

  • Mj July 28, 2020 (7:41 am)

    SDoT needs to focus on capacity and transit improvements.  Identifying 500 walkers and 1,000 bicyclists (current value 60) in the AM peak period is not realistic.  

    Capacity can be enhanced via parking restrictions near intersections on arterials and improving channelization at major intersections like Highland Park Way at West Marginal Way via dedicating the WB curb lane right turn only and converting the extremely low volume WB to SB left turn pocket into a 2nd lane to go up the hill.  This intersection improvement significantly increased capacity.  I have provided a Conceptual Plan, this is my bailiwick, to SDoT yet they still have not installed it why?

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