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Bus stop on Leary moved to accommodate food bank

Posted by Geeky Swedes on January 26th, 2011

The bus stop at NW Leary and Ione Place has always been in front of the Carter showroom, until recently. Earlier this month, the stop was moved to the other side of the intersection, in front of the new location of the Ballard Food Bank (5130 Leary Ave NW).

Back in October, King County Councilman Larry Phillips took a walking tour of Ballard. On the tour, Ballard Food Bank employees asked for his help in urging the city and Metro traffic to move the stop. It didn’t take much. Nancy McKinney, the executive director of the food bank tells us that the move is a win-win for everyone. “They understood the rationale and got the job done very quickly,” she says. “We felt that it would be easier for our clients to get on and off the bus directly in front of the building. In addition it took some of the traffic away from Carter’s show room.” (Disclosure: Councilmember Phillips is a sponsor of MyBallard.)

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2 reader comments so far ↓

  • 1 Anonymous // Jan 26, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    Great! I cross the street there all the time. Now I can actually see the cars coming up Leary without having to peer around the cars that have been parked within a couple of inches of the corner.

  • 2 Roy13 // Jan 30, 2011 at 3:39 am

    Thanks Larry Phillips for quick action on this situation. As a volunteer at the Food Bank I know our Public Transportation clients appreciate this changethis change.

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