Capitol Hill Cc 12110

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Capitol Hill Cc 12110

  1. 1. First Hill Streetcar Project Update Capitol Hill Community Council January 21, 2010
  2. 2. Project Background & Purpose • Replaces First Hill Light Rail Station • Funded as Part of ST2 Ballot Measure • Primary purpose is to connect light rail trips from the north and south to the jobs and services of First Hill
  3. 3. Regional Transit Context
  4. 4. 1996 Sound Move Plan: First Hill Link Light Rail Tunnel Station
  5. 5. Streetcars as Urban Circulators • Easy On/Easy Off (Low Floor, Wide Doors)
  6. 6. Streetcars as Urban Circulators • Easy On/Easy Off (Low Floor, Wide Doors) • Ride Quality
  7. 7. Streetcars as Urban Circulators • Easy On/Easy Off (Low Floor, Wide Doors) • Ride Quality • Fixed Route
  8. 8. Streetcars as Urban Circulators • Easy On/Easy Off (Low Floor, Wide Doors) • Ride Quality • Fixed Route • Compatibility with Urban Neigborhoods (Small, Quiet, Predictable)
  9. 9. Interlocal Agreement • ST provides up to $132.78 M Capital Funding • ST funds Operations & Maintenance • City Responsible for Design & Construction • Alignment Approval: City Council
  10. 10. Two-Way Broadway
  11. 11. Two-Way Broadway with Park Loop
  12. 12. Boren/Seneca
  13. 13. Broadway/12th Avenue Couplet
  14. 14. Broadway/Boylston/Seneca
  15. 15. Alignment Asessment • Capital & Operating • Bike Integration Costs • Urban Design • Streetcar Travel Time Opportunities • Ridership Potential • Economic • Utilities/Construction Development Impacts Potential • Traffic/Parking Revisions
  16. 16. Public Involvement Life-of-Project • Plan Will be Submitted to Council, Sound Transit Alignment Assessment Phase • Open Houses: December • Community Councils February • Bike & Ped Boards March • Targeted Outreach • Website •
  17. 17. Next Steps • Additional Alignment Analysis • Ongoing Public Involvement • Transportation Committe Briefings (March) • Mayor’s Alignment Recommendation • Alignment Resolution for Council Action (April)
  18. 18. Two-Way Broadway: Provisions for Future Extension
  19. 19. Two-Way Broadway with Park Loop: Provisions for Future Extension

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