Speaking of public transit improvements poised to make living in Seattle’s Inner City even more enjoyable, CHS has reported on the proposed $87 million Madison Bus Rapid Transit project that is planned to create a corridor of speedy bus service from the waterfront all the way up to the Central District through the heart of First Hill and along the southern edges of Capitol Hill.
“The 2.1-mile corridor runs from Colman Dock east to 23rd Avenue and will improve access to ferries, Third Avenue transit, First Hill medical facilities and housing, Seattle University, the Central district, Link Light Rail, and the First Hill Streetcar,” SDOT promises.
SDOT is seeking input on key elements before this analysis begins, including transit connections, routing options, station locations, and an alternate bike facility. After the analysis is complete, SDOT will launch a round of outreach to share the results and discuss community preferences about the design options. The last question of the survey is a map exercise; don’t forget to share your map. #MadisonBRT
You can take the BRT survey here through Thursday, February 5th.
The survey centers on some key questions planners are trying to answer for the BRT corridor. One major question is whether the BRT lane should run along the side of Madison or down the center: “The two primary alternatives will represent a ‘side-running’ alternative and a ‘center-running’ alternative,” the survey reads. SDOT is also evaluating respondent preference for the western and easter endpoints for the corridor and new bicycle routes to complement the project.
The survey results will be used to “provide input on Bus Rapid Transit alternatives to be analyzed in early 2015,” the online survey notes.
And don’t forget to share your #MadisonBRT map :)