Ballard-Interbay transportation improvement presentation next week

Next week, SDOT will host a public meeting for those who want to learn more about the study to improve transportation in Ballard and Interbay.

The study is known as BIRT — Ballard-Interbay Regional Transportation System — and is meant to improve mobility for people and freight. Last year, the Washington State legislature allocated funds for the project, which encompasses the Ballard light rail extension and Magnolia and Ballard bridge reconstructions.

SDOT will host a Community Kickoff Meeting for BIRT on Tuesday Jan. 14 at the Ballard Library from 6pm to 7:30pm. There will be a presentation from SDOT staff, sharing information on the Sound Transit 3 West Seattle and Ballard Link Extension project, clarifying City and Sound Transit roles, and getting community feedback.

If you can’t attend the meeting on Jan. 14, there will be another opportunity on Jan. 16 at Catharine Blaine K-8 at 6pm.

The BIRT study is a year-long process involving the City of Seattle, Port of Seattle, Sound Transit, King County, Washington State Department of Transportation, and the Washington State Military. The study began last fall, and it will wrap up with a report by Nov. 1 of this year. You can learn more here.


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Paintking
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Paintking

Unfortunately, whatever is done will immediately outdated. This due to: first taking too time for planning, and THEN gone over, studied, blue ribbon paneled, citizen review boarded, environmental studied, etc. By this time another 100,000-200,000 people will have moved into the area + voila! And THEN the tolls, fees and restrictions begin. This, typical Seattle style git R dun politics.

Valhalla
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Valhalla

Yes, it is always a mistake to thoroughly plan, review, and ask for input from those who will be impacted by a project.

terryj
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terryj

Big assumption on your part. You assume they will listen and care about your wishes, how has that worked for you?

Truth
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Truth

Some days you complain that things happen too fast, with too little public input.
Other days you complain that things happen too slow, with too much public input.

Multiple personalities perchance?

Lizzy the Lezzy
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Lizzy the Lezzy

One troll, many personalities :)

terryj
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terryj

Want to improve Transportation in the Ballard area, easy and doesn’t cost a DIME. STOP building new Apartments.

carsongbaker
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carsongbaker

Well that would cost you a dime since everything would get more expensive with increased demand

terryj
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terryj

why? you seem very knowledgeable, explain.

Aurox
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Aurox

People would still want to move to Ballard and those with the most to spend would spend the most to move here. Doing that would push out those who already live here and couldn’t afford to pay as much.

Bark More Wag Less
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Bark More Wag Less

ok boomer

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