City of Seattle officials continue to collect community feedback on a plan to install an electric vehicle charging facility on Broadway near Capitol Hill Station.
CHS reported on the plan and official insistence that the installation would not pit Tesla owners vs. bicyclists by sabotaging future extension of the Broadway bikeway prior to a Seattle City Light-hosted open house last week.
The city says it continues to collect feedback on “the proposed EV charging location” through this Thursday, March 14th. You can add your thoughts via email at SCL_ElectricVehicles@seattle.gov.
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The Urbanist advocacy news site reports that the open house has “re-charged the debate about transportation priorities on Broadway.”
“At Wednesday’s open house, most conversations with city staff were focused on why the location is optimal for electric chargers,” the Urbanist writes. “But allocating public space is fundamentally about competing uses and opportunity cost.”
The Seattle City Light plan would install two direct current (DC) fast chargers capable of powering most electric vehicles in front of the Capitol Hill Station mixed-use developments under construction at Broadway and E Denny Way.
Meeting materials from the city’s open house are below.