Greenwood: Transit at a Crossroads A minor change to the proposed service change would make a night-‐and-‐day diﬀerence to transit service in our neighborhood
Greenwood is one of 11 designated urban villages north of the Ship Canal in Sea<le’s Comprehensive Plan Accordingly, we have welcomed signiﬁcant growth over the past two decades
We lack direct connecFons to key nearby desFnaFons. Under Metro’s proposal, we would lose yet another. Metro’s proposal would eliminate current Route 5 connecFon to Northgate and North Sea<le Community College • Important to teenagers, seniors, students, and connecFon to regional transit We have no direct service now to Ballard or Fremont
Transfers to Northgate at Greenwood and 105th would be unpleasant and inconvenient Transfers can work for commute trips with convenient connecFons, frequent and reliable service – BUT, – They are a major disincenFve to transit use to local desFnaFons for everyday non-‐work trips.
ONE SMALL ROUTING CHANGE would make a night and day diﬀerence to transit service in Greenwood Proposed change would run Route 18 on N 85th instead of Holman Rd between 15th NW and Greenwood Ave N • Provides be<er Northgate connecFon • Provides long-‐desired direct connecFon to Ballard and Fremont
Analysis: -‐ Meets Metro’s objecFves -‐ No loss of service on Holman Rd Meet’s Metro’s objecFves: No negaFve impacts: • Consolidates and strengthens • Holman Rd. would have Route 5 north of Holman Rd. RapidRide service on aﬀected segment • MiFgates loss of unproducFve Route 28 tail • No lost coverage on either Holman Rd. or N 105th St. • Eliminates confusion by having two tails on route 5 • Negligible diﬀerence in travel Fme or operaFng • Northgate tail has been weak cost due to part Fme operaFons – this is ﬁxed
Summary • Please consider running Route 18 on N 85th St. between 15th Ave. NW and Greenwood Ave. N • If not, Please don’t sever our connecFon to Northgate, as imperfect as it is