Metro’s transportation ideas for the Snoqualmie Valley

CaptureKing County Metro Transit launched an outreach effort last September in the Snoqualmie Valley to better understand the community’s transportation needs.Our primary goals being to right-size transportation service—trying to get more service for the Valley using our existing resources.

In Fall and Winter, 2012, Metro staff met with a wide variety of stakeholders groups and rode buses to talk one-on-one with our riders and distribute surveys. We also made the survey available on our website and encouraged both current and prospective riders to share their thoughts. In total, we heard from more than 500 people that told us:

  • Get me to Issaquah and Redmond so I can connect to other places
  • Have buses come more often and come closer to where I live
  • Get me to the same places I go to now and new places like Snoqualmie Ridge
  • Cost me the same or less than what I pay now

Based on this feedback we’ve prepared a package of service ideas that we’re sharing with the community tonight at a public meeting in Duvall from 6-7:30 at Cherry Valley Elementary School. We’re hosting another presentation on Monday in Fall City from 6-7:30 at Fall City Elementary School. In the coming weeks, we’ll be riding routes 209, 224, and 311 to talk with riders about our ideas and gather their feedback.

If you can’t make it to the meeting, please take a few moments to view a pdf version of the presentation and share your feedback using our online comment form. You may also email us at haveasay@kingcounty.gov or call us at 263-9768 if you have any questions.

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3 thoughts on “Metro’s transportation ideas for the Snoqualmie Valley

  1. Thanks for posting the slides in advance of the meetings.
    I’m trying to make sense of slide 19 about the possible 209 and 215 changes, and I’m really confused. What is that trying to say?

  2. Thank you for taking the time to reach out to us. Our idea is to change Route 209 so that it runs on its current path in the morning heading toward Issaquah and in the afternoon heading toward North Bend. All other trips on Route 209 would run along Snoqualmie Parkway and serve Snoqualmie Ridge. This concept is intended to maintain service for commuters traveling between Fall City and Issaquah, while providing additional service to a growing area in the Valley. Does that help clarify the idea?

  3. Yes, thanks! That routing would be useful to me specifically for peak access TO Snoqualmie Ridge (but all-day is helpful too!) I’ll be interested to see how this all shakes out. Thanks again.

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