Mike Ruby writes:
Metro has released their final proposal for revisions to Wallingford bus service. If you studied and commented on their proposal in March (214 Wallingford residents did) you will note that they adopted their “make changes” option as originally described. Route specific maps are located here.
The proposal essentially switches the 16 and 26 routings south of N 40th, with the 16 going to Fremont and downtown via Dexter and the 26 using Aurora. This means the 31 and 32 are switched to Wallingford at N 40th to replace the 26 in south Wallingford.
The 26 is switched to the 16 routing north of N 65th (with a small change at North Seattle Community College to avoid the congestion on Northgate Way), while the 16 turns east at N 65th to run along N 65th all the way to the NOAA installation at Magnuson Park. The 16 will turn around in mid-downtown and the 26 will turn around before it reaches the King Street Station. There is no increase in frequency of service for the 26/26X but service on the 16 is significantly increased.
The changes would come in to effect in March, 2016. If you want to comment on the changes go to:
Comments are due by May 31. Metro will have a booth at the U District Street Fair and will make a presentation to the Fremont Community Council on May 18 (7 pm, 619 N 36th St). They will have a public meeting at the University Christian Church (6 pm, 4731 15th NE) on May 27.