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Please view the online open house boards and provide feedback on the RapidRide H Line improvements.


Metro staff members will see your responses. If you register, your responses will be shared with others, and if you do not register they will only be shared with the H Line project team. Do you plan to use the H Line when it begins service in 2020?

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What things about bus service is important to you? (click as many as you like)

Response Percent Response Count
How long it takes to get to my destination 96.6% 28
How often the bus comes throughout the day 93.1% 27
How often the bus shows up on time 69.0% 20
When the bus does and does not run 37.9% 11
Cost to ride the bus 24.1% 7
The number of transfers I have to make to complete my trip 58.6% 17
Onboard WiFi service 24.1% 7
Onboard comfort - seating, cleanliness, climate control, safety 72.4% 21

What’s important to you? (check as many as you like)

Response Percent Response Count
Transit priority—street and traffic improvements to make the bus go faster 80.0% 24
Access to transit improvements that make it safer and easier getting to and waiting for the bus 46.7% 14
RapidRide bus station locations that are not spaced to far apart but help keep my travel time fast and reliable 66.7% 20

Which Burien route alternative do you prefer?

Response Percent Response Count
Option 1 (on the left) 57.1% 12
Option 2 (on the right) 42.9% 9

Which White Center route alternative do you prefer?

Response Percent Response Count
Option 1 (on the left) 65.2% 15
Option 2 (on the right) 34.8% 8

Would the route alternatives in Burien or White Center affect your business, home, destination, or neighborhood?

Response Percent Response Count
Yes 32.1% 9
No 53.6% 15
Not sure 14.3% 4

If yes, how?

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Is your bus stop proposed to move when the H Line begins service?

Response Percent Response Count
Yes 31.0% 9
No 48.3% 14
N/A or not sure 20.7% 6

What intersection is closest to the bus stop you would likely use the most when riding the H Line?

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What would make it easier for you to use that stop or get to or from it?

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Do you ever change your bus stop because of safety concerns or other conditions at the stop?

Response Percent Response Count
Yes 37.9% 11
No 55.2% 16
Not sure 6.9% 2

How easy will it be for you to get to the proposed new H Line stops? 

Response Percent Response Count
Very easy 24.1% 7
Somewhat easy 37.9% 11
Neutral 13.8% 4
Somewhat difficult 20.7% 6
Very difficult 3.4% 1

If chose "somewhat difficult" or "very difficult" above, please tell us why?

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How do you usually get to the bus?

Response Percent Response Count
Walk 90.3% 28
Bike 16.1% 5
Drive and park 16.1% 5
Dropped off by car 3.2% 1
By transit/transfer 19.4% 6

If you transfer, please tell us more below—what route or service you transfer from, etc.

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How long does it usually take you to get to the bus?

Response Percent Response Count
5 minutes or less 32.3% 10
6-10 minutes 38.7% 12
11-15 minutes 19.4% 6
16-20 minutes 9.7% 3

Which improvements along the route would make it easier or safer for you to get to the H Line? (Select all that apply)

Response Percent Response Count
Add or improve curb ramps 20.0% 6
Add or improve sidewalks 43.3% 13
Add or improve curbs 20.0% 6
More maintenance and cleaning 43.3% 13
Add or improve street crossings 36.7% 11
More time to cross streets 16.7% 5
Add or improve pedestrian signals 40.0% 12
Add or improve bike lanes 26.7% 8
Add or improve bike storage 13.3% 4
Add speed humps 10.0% 3
Add center/splitter islands 10.0% 3
Narrow or reduce lanes to slow traffic 10.0% 3
Help me feel safer walking or biking to my stop 26.7% 8
Help me feel safer waiting at my stop 30.0% 9
Add or improve lighting at night 60.0% 18

Tell us more about the improvements you would like along Route 120 (location, issue, how to improve):

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January 15, 2018, 10:57 PM
  • Metro staff members will see your responses. If you register, your responses will be shared with others, and if you do not register they will only be shared with the H Line project team. Do you plan to use the H Line when it begins service in 2020?

    Most Likely. I would like to tell the project team to focus their improvements on what matters to customers. Seattle has to stop their war on drivers and start understanding the needs of the people. If there is no transit route provided close to my home & you do not enhance bus service on the side streets, people are forced into their cars to park and then ride bus. You cannot continue to add more bike lanes (for what I can tell is usually used by VERY FEW bikers) and just take away all side street parking for cars. You do not have the intelligence to consider how to improve how the bus rider can get to the bus route, you just take away more lanes of traffic & create more ridiculous backup in traffic by not allowing enough lanes for traffic or not allowing parking spots for those that do not have the convenience of being close to a bus stop. Major priorities should be (i) buses arriving on time (ii) convenient bus stops for most people to get on the bus (iii) bus shelters to protect against weather (iv) park & rides for those people not living close to a bus stop. Stop concentrating on the items that are not the items that make a person decide if they ride the bus or not. People want on-time buses that run every 10 minutes and want the convenience of bus close by their home or park & rides to catch a bus. If you don't provide this, people will drive more to work.

  • What things about bus service is important to you? (click as many as you like)
    • How long it takes to get to my destination
    • How often the bus comes throughout the day
    • How often the bus shows up on time
    • When the bus does and does not run
    • The number of transfers I have to make to complete my trip
    • Onboard comfort - seating, cleanliness, climate control, safety
  • What’s important to you? (check as many as you like)
    • Access to transit improvements that make it safer and easier getting to and waiting for the bus
    • RapidRide bus station locations that are not spaced to far apart but help keep my travel time fast and reliable
  • Which Burien route alternative do you prefer?
    No response.
  • Which White Center route alternative do you prefer?
    No response.
  • Would the route alternatives in Burien or White Center affect your business, home, destination, or neighborhood?
    • Yes
  • If yes, how?

    Something is wrong with your map. I clicked on the map to see what was Option 1 and what was Option 2 but it came up blank and did not show Option 1 or Option 2. I would pick the option that provided convenient & frequent bus stops and the one that has the option to park and ride. DO NOT take out the street parking to give to bikes because there are hardly ever any bikes that ride in those lanes so it's a waste to build bike lanes!

  • Is your bus stop proposed to move when the H Line begins service?
    • N/A or not sure
  • What intersection is closest to the bus stop you would likely use the most when riding the H Line?
    Delridge Way SW and Brandon Street
  • What would make it easier for you to use that stop or get to or from it?
    A Bus that goes on the side streets to pick me up closer to my home and Parking on the streets near the bus stop
  • Do you ever change your bus stop because of safety concerns or other conditions at the stop?
    • No
  • How easy will it be for you to get to the proposed new H Line stops? 
    • Somewhat difficult
  • If chose "somewhat difficult" or "very difficult" above, please tell us why?

    Well #1, I cannot see the Option 1 or the Option 2 because there is something wrong with your survey page, but I am guessing that those options take out more lanes of traffic and spaces for parking because that seems to be the intent of Seattle for it to wage a war and make it harder and harder for people to drive their cars or park anywhere. You want to give all these convenience to bikers but get a reality check, the majority of people don't bike to work and Seattle is not a European village type of city where those people do get around on bikes and walk because there is more convenience to do so. People have to travel to work farther distances and here in Seattle, they want to get to work conveniently and the quickest way possible.

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    I only take the bus to work. If I go shopping, I need to have my car to put all the shopping bags in. It's too hard to carry everything to and from a bus especially when someone has joint difficulties.

  • How do you usually get to the bus?
    • Drive and park
  • If you transfer, please tell us more below—what route or service you transfer from, etc.
    No response.
  • How long does it usually take you to get to the bus?
    • 6-10 minutes
  • Which improvements along the route would make it easier or safer for you to get to the H Line? (Select all that apply)
    • More time to cross streets
    • Add or improve pedestrian signals
  • Tell us more about the improvements you would like along Route 120 (location, issue, how to improve):

    Provide more access to a park & ride. Have buses drive along some side streets because it is hard to walk 25 minutes to a bus stop, get on the bus, get to downtown destination, get off bus, and then have to walk another 20 minutes to get to work. With no bus option near to my home, I drive to the closest spot that I can get on a bus. If the bus is late, then I have to drive to work.

  • What else would make it easier for you to use the H Line?

    - Park and ride
    - Convenient bus routes that I don't have to walk for 25 minutes to get to.
    - On-time arrivals and on-time departures. Sick of three #120's coming one right after another.

  • Tell us more about the improvements you would like (location, issue, how to improve):

    There needs to be a side street bus that runs down Juneau Street in West Seattle as that would make it easier to get to the #120 on Delridge.

  • Are there things that make getting to this route hard for children, youths, seniors, or people with disabilities?

    Yes, if someone has difficulty walking to where the #120 bus stop is, and if you take away all the street parking, this makes it difficult for children, seniors and people with disabilities. They have to most likely ride in a car to wherever the bus stop is because they have walking limitations.

  • What time of day do you most often use the bus?
    • 6:01 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
  • Which describes you best?
    • Current rider of Route 120
  • How satisfied are you with Route 120 today?
    • Somewhat dissatisfied - Select one
  • If you have a disability please indicate what kind (check all that apply).
    • I would rather not say
  • What is the primary language you speak at home?
    english
  • Is the cost of riding the bus a barrier?
    • No
  • How often do you ride Route 120? (count a round trip as two rides).
    • More than 20 times a month
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Exhibit 1- About RapidRide


About RapidRide

  • Easy to use Fast, frequent, and reliable
  • Buses come so often, you don’t need a schedule
  • Faster boarding
  • Move more, stop less
  • Better safety and security
  • Intelligent transportation systems
  • Innovative buses (inside and out)

Existing RapidRide lines (A-F)

  • 67,000 rides every weekday
  • Peak-hour travel is 20% faster

New RapidRide lines (G-Z)

  • 26 total lines by 2040
  • 13 new lines by 2025


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