Travel between West Seattle and downtown Seattle?
For 26,000 daily bus riders on 12 routes, the Seattle Squeeze is about to get a little easier. The reopening of Columbia Street from Alaskan Way to Third Avenue is planned for Feb. 22, when King County Metro shifts bus service to a long-planned, smoother and more reliable transit pathway. Bus lanes and key traffic changes were designed and supported by the City of Seattle.
It’s been a long time in the making, with plans dating back to when buses still traveled on the Alaskan Way Viaduct to reach downtown Seattle (dropping riders off at Seneca Street). Now riders will have long-term stops near Alaskan Way and Columbia Street, near the waterfront, the Water Taxi and state ferries – and able to help riders travel up the hill more easily to reach Link light rail.
See our news announcement.