This week, transportation officials will be hosting the first of two virtual meetings to look at the future of transit in Ballard and Interbay.
The study is known as BIRT (Ballard-Interbay Regional Transportation), developed in response to the Washington State Legislature’s request for SDOT to look at ways to improve travel for people and goods in Ballard and Interbay. The project area includes NW Market Street to the north, Pier 91 and the Expedia campus to the south, 10th Avenue West to the east, and 28th Avenue West to the west (see map below).
The first meeting will be on Wed., July 29 from 12 noon to 1pm and will include a live presentation that will outline potential projects based on a 20-year forecast for transportation needs in Ballard and Interbay. The meeting can be watched live, and those watching can submit questions for the presenters.
If you can’t watch live, a recording of the meeting will be posted on SDOT’s website. There will be a second meeting with the same content on Thurs., August 6 from 6:30 to 7:45pm.
SDOT has also created an online survey (live until Aug. 10) and interactive map that will allow you to review the draft projects and provide comments.