Last fall, we collected public input to help us create a list of potential improvements to Third Avenue in downtown Seattle. Next week, we invite you to meet us on the street to hear about design updates and share your thoughts:
Metro Transit and the Seattle Department of Transportation want to get your thoughts on what improvements are most important as they work to enhance the Third Avenue corridor for transit users, pedestrians, business and visitors. During August 31-September 3, they will host three Neighborhood Sessions along Third Avenue to hear from you. The goal of the project is to make the corridor an inviting, accommodating, safe and attractive place where people want to be.
You’ll be able to talk with the project team and learn how community input collected last fall has been incorporated into the design, what the team sees as the critical improvements to make, and share your priorities for improving Third Avenue for pedestrians, transit users, visitors, business, and downtown residents alike.
The sessions will take place outside on the sidewalk (rain or shine) along Third Avenue on the following dates:
Monday, August 31
3:00 – 6:00 PM
Between Battery and Bell Streets
Wednesday, September 2
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Between Pike and Union Streets
Thursday, September 3
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Between Yesler Way and S Washington Street
Third Avenue is downtown Seattle’s most heavily used transit corridor. More than 2,500 buses travel the corridor every weekday, serving an estimated 42,000 riders each day. Thousands of visitors, workers, shoppers and area residents also use Third Avenue daily.
The project will complement the many other improvements currently underway in the downtown area.