As part of the project to bring light rail to Ballard and West Seattle, the City has created a survey to help guide decisions around what the new light rail stations will look like.
Sound Transit will be building 13 new light rail stations as part of the expansion to West Seattle and Ballard, and they’re working with Seattle Neighborhoods to help learn what’s important to the communities surrounding the new station locations.
To help inform decisions, the department has created guiding principles and objectives, including dependable transit, vibrant communities, climate action, and equity—all detailed in the online survey.
Once the 13 station locations have been identified in 2022, the City will work with communities to plan transportation improvements—walking, biking, and bus access—to help residents more easily travel to stations. They’ll also look at the following:
- Identify opportunities for housing, shopping, and open spaces to create affordable, livable neighborhoods around new stations.
- Establish priorities to inform project permitting.
- Pay special attention to reduce or avoid impacts to communities of color whose neighborhoods often bear the burden of large infrastructure projects.
To learn more about the City’s efforts to connect with communities during light rail planning, visit the Seattle Dept. of Neighborhoods light rail website.
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