Save the 27!
  • Petitioned King County Metro planning department

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King County Metro planning department

Save the 27!

    1. Petition by

      Carla Saulter

      Seattle, WA

King County Metro's September, 2012 service changes include several major changes to bus service in Seattle's Central District. (For more information and to provide feedback, visit this page on Metro's site: http://metro.kingcounty.gov/have-a-say/get-in-the-know/projects/route-information.html.)

Metro proposes to eliminate 27 service to Leschi during off-peak hours, terminating the route at 12th Ave. The rationale is that "service to Leschi Park and Colman Park do not meet Metro's guidelines for continued service," but this does not explain why the route is being terminated at 12th instead of at 23rd or Martin Luther King, which are common destinations for 27 riders at all hours. If route 4 is eliminated as proposed, there will no longer be a direct link from downtown to Douglass-Truth Library, and there will be no public bus service to Leschi Elementary. (Some other public resources that will be harder to reach by bus: Odessa Brown and Carolyn Downs medical clinics, Catholic Community Services, and Langston Hughes Cultural Arts Center.)

In addition, if the proposed changes take effect, there will be no transit access to the Colman Park area of Lake Washington, another significant public resource, for anyone who does not drive an autombile.

We, the undersigned, do not support King County Metro's proposed changes to the route 27. All-day and weekend service must be retained at least as far east as Leschi Elementary.

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    • Terry Justus SEATTLE, WA
      • over 2 years ago

      I am disabled and ride the 27 bus and the 4 Bus to get around leave the buses alone

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    • Joanna den Haan SEATTLE, WA
      • over 2 years ago

      I ride the Bus 27 everyday. Although, I only go as far as 12th Ave., my clients consistently use this bus to get to the library, doctor's office, and Leschi Elementary. It is crucial that they are able to use this bus in order to get medical treatment, look for jobs, have computers for the kids to do homework on, etc. Additionally, there is a new housing development right on the corner of 23rd & Yesler, whose tenants use the bus frequently. I cannot imagine what the loss of this portion of the Bus 27 route would do to homeless families, residents of Yesler Terrace and Monica's Village Place, and students at Leschi. Please understand that this route is indispensable to many people who cannot afford cars or are unable to drive due to a disability.

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    • Pam Gates SEATTLE, WA
      • over 2 years ago

      Please do no make any cuts to service on Route 27. I use this route often to go between my office and our YWCA East Cherry Branch at MLK and YWCA Opportunity Place on 3rd. A number of our clients also use this route regularly for meetings with us and to go downtown. This is a vital community resource used by the neighborhood and students who attend Garfield High School.

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    • Ben Rankin SEATTLE, WA
      • over 2 years ago

      Pls keep running the 27 in the daytime at least to MLK - the community needs consistent bus service on our in-city arterials. Commuters aren't the only users.

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    • Nathan Herring SEATTLE, WA
      • almost 3 years ago

      I use the 27 all the way to/from 23rd.

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