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Name not shown inside District 8 April 16, 2018, 10:23 PM

Which describes you best?

Other interested community member (i.e., resident, business owner, social service provider, community leader, etc.)


How satisfied are you with Route 120 today?




What do you think about improvements proposed in Burien?
(Concept 1)

The sidewalk is fine as it is. I do not favor removing parking.


What do you think about improvements proposed in Burien?
(Concept 2)

I do think adding islands and further restricting traffic is a good idea. More and more people are moving to Burien. While some residents use the bus it is not feasible for most residents to do so and further restricting the flow of cars is the wrong direction.


What do you think about improvements proposed in Burien?
(Concept 3)

Ambaum is a major thoroughfare. Restricting traffic by reducing the number of lanes and adding new signals will only push traffic into the surrounding neighborhoods. This is not safe for our children. I have children and I work. Taking my 3 kids on the bus is not feasible to go to school, doctor appointments and run errands. I have walked the sidewalks and used the crosswalks, they are adequate. I don't not think taking cutting reducing the lanes is a good idea, especially during a time of population growth.


What do you think about improvements proposed in Burien? (Concept 4)
The mixed traffic lanes are very much needed and it should not be converted to a business access and transit lane.


What do you think about improvements proposed in Burien? (Concept 6)
Ambaum is a major thoroughfare. The goal of a thoroughfare is to move traffic quickly, not to "slow traffic." This is a bad idea.


What do you think?
I think we need to keep the mixed use lanes as they are. Reducing the flow of traffic with these proposals will only push traffic into neighborhoods, increase commute times and waste tax payer money. They sidewalks are crossing are adequate as they are.


Which alternative do you think best balances the need for fast and reliable public transit and general-purpose car use (pick one)?
Alternative B


If you dislike or would not support either of the alternatives, please tell us why
All 4 lanes are needed for mixed use! Sidewalks to not need to be widened and adding planters is more thing that will take tax payer money to maintain.


Do you have any additional comments on the proposed changes (Please identify each project as you comment)
I am strongly against the proposed changes.

Craig Stone inside District 8 April 16, 2018, 10:17 PM

Which describes you best?

Current rider of Route 120


How familiar are you with RapidRide?
Somewhat familiar, I occasionally take RapidRide


Do you have any other comments about RapidRide service or features?
Bus Rapid Transit is a good investment


How satisfied are you with Route 120 today?




How easy will it be for you to get to the new H Line stations (bus stops)? 
Neutral


If you chose "somewhat difficult" or "very difficult" above, please tell us why?
19 minute walk. Route 113 is faster and closer. Use 120 as backup due to frequency.


What do you think about improvements proposed in Burien?
(Concept 1)

Good


What do you think about improvements proposed in Burien?
(Concept 3)

I have never had a problem walking the sidewalks along Ambaum. Not clear what the improvement gain would be for the expense to rebuild the sidewalks.


What do you think about improvements proposed in Burien? (Concept 4)
Okay


What do you think about improvements proposed in Burien? (Concept 5)
The intersection operates fairly well today. The SB to EB queue does not back up to affect the through movements. Not clear what is gained by the alternatives.


What do you think?
I recommend that you provide a clear problem statement for what you are trying to solve for the White Center to Burien trip. I would also note that the no-action alternative should be presented as a choice.


Which alternative do you think best balances the need for fast and reliable public transit and general-purpose car use (pick one)?
Alternative A


If you dislike or would not support either of the alternatives, please tell us why
Our transportation system should be focused on moving people and goods. Balance with modes and choice is important. Looking for information for a data driven decision: GP volume on segment is 18,000 trips per day. Say 1.1 people per trip is say 20,000 people. Route 120 has 9200 boardings for full route of 13 miles into Seattle. Say 20% ride through this segment which is about 2,000 people. Even with Rapid Ride growth and travel time savings of about a minute for transit under A & B, there will be significantly more delay to moving people in the corridor. It is hard to perceive that taking a lane for transit queue jumps or a BAT lane is needed in this corridor. The no-action alternative looks to provide the least delay to moving people.


Do you have any additional comments on the proposed changes (Please identify each project as you comment)
Take a look at the 124th intersection. Left turns, delay seem prevalent here, as well as accidents as shown in Burien's Transportation Plan report. Alt B will force all GP traffic into the inside lanes and exasperate the situation.

I received the flyer for the Mt View Elementary open house for January. Rapid Ride/BRT is a good investment. There was no information that Ambaum was going to be re-channelized at that time. Alternatives A & B were first presented at the two hour Saturday morning open house in April, with some upset community members. Suggest further outreach before a Burien Council decision that has significant impact on one of the two major North-South arterials in the city. Suggest further look at spot improvements where clear problems can be defined as an alternative to be considered.

Name not shown inside District 5 April 16, 2018, 9:21 PM

Which describes you best?

Likely future rider of Route 120 or RapidRide H Line


How familiar are you with RapidRide?
Somewhat familiar, I occasionally take RapidRide


Do you have any other comments about RapidRide service or features?
I use 121, 122, or 123 to go from Burien to/from Seattle, but these are limited to peak hours. I would use H to get downtown at other times.


How satisfied are you with Route 120 today?




How easy will it be for you to get to the new H Line stations (bus stops)? 
Somewhat easy


Which alternative do you think best balances the need for fast and reliable public transit and general-purpose car use (pick one)?
Alternative B

Miriam Kennedy inside District 8 April 16, 2018, 7:07 PM

Which describes you best?

Other interested community member (i.e., resident, business owner, social service provider, community leader, etc.)


How familiar are you with RapidRide?
Not very familiar, I know about RapidRide but have not taken it


How satisfied are you with Route 120 today?




How easy will it be for you to get to the new H Line stations (bus stops)? 
Somewhat easy


What do you think about improvements proposed in Burien?
(Concept 1)

Looks ok.


What do you think about improvements proposed in Burien?
(Concept 2)

I say NO to converting the two way turn lanes to one way and installing concrete islands because it sounds like it would diminish access for drivers.


What do you think about improvements proposed in Burien?
(Concept 3)

Wider sidewalks on Ambaum between 116th and 136th is NOT needed. There is little foot traffic to warrant wider sidewalks and reducing lanes for vehicles. Wider sidewalks and reducing traffic lanes will increase congested traffic between 128th and 116th.


What do you think about improvements proposed in Burien? (Concept 4)
There already are left turn lanes at 116th AND two lanes for traffic. This suggestion does NOT improve operations for vehicles.


What do you think about improvements proposed in Burien? (Concept 5)
I take this left turn lane often and it is never so backed up that a second turn lane is needed, thus taking away lanes for thru traffic. Taking away a thru traffic lane will reduce traffic flow. There are more cares that travel through vs take a left turn.


What do you think about improvements proposed in Burien? (Concept 6)
Traffic is already slow in the section since the double traffic lanes were reduced to one lane each way and the middle turn lane was added. So no light is needed to reduce traffic further.


What do you think?
Drivers want to spend less time in travel also. You want to improve traffic flow between SW 116th and SW 136th? Eliminate left turns at 124th SW, east and west, bound. I travel Ambaum frequently and the left turns at this intersection are a great hindrance to traffic flow, particularly the left turn into the apartment complex. Traffic gets backed up, especially in the evening, when there is a vehicle wanting to turn left into the apartment complex. Drivers pop over to the right lane to go around. If this lane is converted to a bus only lane, we get screwed. This will make the intersection drastically worse.

Therefore, neither concept is acceptable. Both sacrifice the majority for the minority. That is unacceptable. Both concepts will make travel on Ambaum as crappy as it is on 35th Ave SW and lower Ambaum where two lanes each way were reduced to one each way.


Which alternative do you think best balances the need for fast and reliable public transit and general-purpose car use (pick one)?
Alternative B


If you dislike or would not support either of the alternatives, please tell us why
I do not support either option because both will increase traffic issues for drivers. As I wrote earlier, you are wanting to sacrifice the majority, (drivers) for the minority (metro riders). That is not balanced. Forcing us drivers to get stuck behind buses in concept A or giving up the outside lane to the buses will create more problems than it solves.

Keep the four lanes and eliminate the left turns at 124th will keep all traffic flowing.


Do you have any additional comments on the proposed changes (Please identify each project as you comment)
Wider sidewalks nor planters are needed. Do not take travel lanes from drivers.

Suzanne Grubb inside District 8 April 16, 2018, 6:21 PM

Which describes you best?

Likely future rider of Route 120 or RapidRide H Line


How familiar are you with RapidRide?
Not very familiar, I know about RapidRide but have not taken it


How satisfied are you with Route 120 today?




How easy will it be for you to get to the new H Line stations (bus stops)? 
Somewhat easy


What do you think about improvements proposed in Burien?
(Concept 1)

I think it is a good proposal


What do you think about improvements proposed in Burien?
(Concept 2)

The suggestions look like they will make things safer. Can anything be done about the bus riders approaching customers at the shopping area across 148th for money for bus fare?


What do you think about improvements proposed in Burien?
(Concept 3)

I like the idea of the BAT lanes. With the wider sidewalks would there be room for a bike lane?


What do you think about improvements proposed in Burien? (Concept 4)
good


What do you think about improvements proposed in Burien? (Concept 5)
A


What do you think about improvements proposed in Burien? (Concept 6)
I don't like the idea of another stop light. But many people do turn left at this intersection. Also a lot of pedestrian crossings.
So a traffic signal is probably a good idea.


What do you think?
I like "B" better


Which alternative do you think best balances the need for fast and reliable public transit and general-purpose car use (pick one)?
Alternative B

Name not shown inside District 8 April 16, 2018, 10:43 AM

Which describes you best?

Current rider of Route 120


How familiar are you with RapidRide?
Somewhat familiar, I occasionally take RapidRide


How satisfied are you with Route 120 today?




How easy will it be for you to get to the new H Line stations (bus stops)? 
Somewhat easy


What do you think about improvements proposed in Burien?
(Concept 1)

Sounds reasonable


What do you think about improvements proposed in Burien?
(Concept 2)

Sounds reasonable


What do you think about improvements proposed in Burien?
(Concept 3)

Protected crossings are good for pedestrians butthere are never enough pedestrians on the sidewalks to justify widening them . Removing a lane to widen sidewalks and have a designated bus lane is a bad idea for our neighborhood especially after learning that the bus would only gain 3 minutes in travel time . Not everyone is going to seattle . People travel to many places where the buses do not go. Drivers have a need to travel safely and on time to their own destinations


What do you think about improvements proposed in Burien? (Concept 4)
There is way to much traffic on ambaum to allow the dedication of 2 lanes for the bus transit . If all the traffic has to be on one lane each directions. There will be a back flow and it will be a real challenge for cars to reach their destinations.the bus lane would be empty most of the time since the buses drive only every 10 min . The only thing that might be acceptable is to share the bus lane with carpool such as they do on HWY 99 towards federal way .


What do you think about improvements proposed in Burien? (Concept 5)
There is way to much traffic on ambaum to allow the dedication of 2 lanes for the bus transit . If all the traffic has to be on one lane each directions. There will be a back flow and it will be a real challenge for cars to reach their destinations.the bus lane would be empty most of the time since the buses drive only every 10 min . The only thing that might be acceptable is to share the bus lane with carpool such as they do on HWY 99 towards federal way .


What do you think about improvements proposed in Burien? (Concept 6)
There are already enough traffic lights on that strech of ambaum!


What do you think?
There is way to much traffic on ambaum to allow the dedication of 1 lanes for the bus transit in each direction . If all the traffic has to be on one lane each directions. There will be a back flow and it will be a real challenge for cars to reach their destinations.the bus lane would be empty most of the time since the buses drive only every 10 min . The only option that might be acceptable is to share the bus lane with carpool such as they do on HWY 99 towards federal way .


Which alternative do you think best balances the need for fast and reliable public transit and general-purpose car use (pick one)?
Alternative B


If you dislike or would not support either of the alternatives, please tell us why
I do not support :There is way to much traffic on ambaum to allow the dedication of 2 lanes for the bus transit . If all the traffic has to be on one lane each directions. There will be a back flow and it will be a real challenge for cars to reach their destinations.the bus lane would be empty most of the time since the buses drive only every 10 min . The only option that might be acceptable is to share the bus lane with carpool such as they do on HWY 99 towards Federa Way .


Do you have any additional comments on the proposed changes (Please identify each project as you comment)
How can you justify spending millions of dollars and disrupting ( during contruction and after) the lives of a large community to gain just a few minutes of travel time for the buses commuters. Reliable public transport is essential but I cannot accept your plan for modification to decrease lanes for the car commuters unless there is a shared carpool lane with the buses. I still believe that it will be a poor use of tax money and a huge disruption for our community

Pete Eells inside District 8 April 15, 2018, 3:43 PM

Which describes you best?

Other interested community member (i.e., resident, business owner, social service provider, community leader, etc.)


How familiar are you with RapidRide?
Not very familiar, I know about RapidRide but have not taken it


How satisfied are you with Route 120 today?




How easy will it be for you to get to the new H Line stations (bus stops)? 
Very easy


What do you think about improvements proposed in Burien?
(Concept 2)

These improvements look like good ideas. It would be good to spell out abbreviations like RRFB (Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacon).


What do you think about improvements proposed in Burien?
(Concept 3)

I'm not in favor of converting the current 4 lanes plus turn lane into 2 lanes plus turn. The route is already busy, and this will just congest the route. If there are 3 lanes without a BAT lane, how does traffic get by a bus that is loading/unloading? Maybe you don't have any bus stops in the light blue areas noted above?


What do you think about improvements proposed in Burien? (Concept 4)
The improvements look like a good idea, I would put the bus stop at ALT 1 116 NB so traffic turning right off of Ambaum Blvd N onto SW 116th do not have to turn in front of a bus to do so.


What do you think about improvements proposed in Burien? (Concept 5)
I cannot tell the difference between Alt A and Alt B. Other than that, I think it is an awful idea to expect traffic to make a jog one lane to the right through an intersection into the side of, or in front of a bus to your immediate right. You are asking for head on collisions with the left turn lanes. Widen the street south of the intersection and make the transition as you approach the intersection. Maybe install an island between the left turn lane and the lane of traffic. This all assumes that we give up an entire lane to buses which I am opposed to.


What do you think about improvements proposed in Burien? (Concept 6)
It would be nice to have a signal here, both for traffic and pedestrians.


What do you think?
1. The linked map covers from Delridge to Roxbury. i.e., it is no help. Looking at the pictures because the words are unreadable, it looks like Option A has two sections where there is no southbound traffic for cars, only buses. I am sure this is not intended, but I cannot tell. It looks like the only options are for whether there is a left/right turn lane or not. I am more in favor of Option B I think.


Which alternative do you think best balances the need for fast and reliable public transit and general-purpose car use (pick one)?
Alternative A


If you dislike or would not support either of the alternatives, please tell us why
You give two awful choices - and for a 4 minute savings! Alt A eliminates a lane and puts buses and cars in the same lane. At least you can turn left and traffic can get around you on the right. Alt B is going to make traffic stop in the only general purpose lane to make a left turn! Neither option is acceptable. Leave it the way it is.


Do you have any additional comments on the proposed changes (Please identify each project as you comment)
I cannot vote for neither with my radio buttons, but don't think I like either alternative. The text response directly below the choice for Alt and or B says "If you dislike or would not support either of the alternatives, please tell us why", but you make me vote for one anyway.

Name not shown inside District 8 April 13, 2018, 9:21 PM

Which describes you best?

Other interested community member (i.e., resident, business owner, social service provider, community leader, etc.)


How familiar are you with RapidRide?
Somewhat familiar, I occasionally take RapidRide


Do you have any other comments about RapidRide service or features?
I find that the concept of the buses being able to speed up red lights is false. I often take the line from the Link to Burien and we’re always sitting at lights.


How satisfied are you with Route 120 today?




How easy will it be for you to get to the new H Line stations (bus stops)? 
Very easy


What do you think about improvements proposed in Burien?
(Concept 1)

No comments.


What do you think about improvements proposed in Burien?
(Concept 2)

Removing the two-way lane is a bad idea and unnecessary since it would not impact the rapid line. By putting this in place it forces cars leaving the shopping district to go several blocks out of your way to hit safer intersections with lights. If this moves forward, then a true light needs to be put in at sw 148th and 6th ave sw instead of a crossing one.


What do you think about improvements proposed in Burien?
(Concept 3)

Not if it requires taking out driving lanes.


What do you think about improvements proposed in Burien? (Concept 4)
Would be nice


What do you think about improvements proposed in Burien? (Concept 5)
Not if it takes away a southbound lane. I see more cars going south then trying to turn left that can’t make the light.


What do you think about improvements proposed in Burien? (Concept 6)
That light is needed very much.


Which alternative do you think best balances the need for fast and reliable public transit and general-purpose car use (pick one)?
Alternative B


If you dislike or would not support either of the alternatives, please tell us why
Taking out lanes for sidewalks is just a bad idea. Areas are growing not shrinking.


Do you have any additional comments on the proposed changes (Please identify each project as you comment)
My major concern with this project is seeing more of what I commonly see with the 120 today. What is going to prevent seeing two or even three busses driving back to back with no one in some of them when you’re adding more runs?? I see this all the time today with busses turning into the burien transit station.

Name not shown inside District 8 April 13, 2018, 8:26 PM

Which describes you best?

Likely future rider of Route 120 or RapidRide H Line


How familiar are you with RapidRide?
Somewhat familiar, I occasionally take RapidRide


How satisfied are you with Route 120 today?




How easy will it be for you to get to the new H Line stations (bus stops)? 
Very easy


Which alternative do you think best balances the need for fast and reliable public transit and general-purpose car use (pick one)?
Alternative A


Do you have any additional comments on the proposed changes (Please identify each project as you comment)
Please add bike lanes in addition to sidewalks.

Name not shown inside District 8 April 13, 2018, 4:33 PM

Which describes you best?

Current rider of Route 120


How familiar are you with RapidRide?
Somewhat familiar, I occasionally take RapidRide


How satisfied are you with Route 120 today?




How easy will it be for you to get to the new H Line stations (bus stops)? 
Neutral


If you chose "somewhat difficult" or "very difficult" above, please tell us why?
No improvements for our household. The nearest stop will still be over a mile away.


What do you think about improvements proposed in Burien?
(Concept 1)

Appears to be sensible.


What do you think about improvements proposed in Burien?
(Concept 2)

Appears sensible.


What do you think about improvements proposed in Burien?
(Concept 3)

Reducing lane capacity will increase traffic and accidents on Ambaum. Already, on weekends to access the road as it is, there are times of the day you can not enter for a while. There are a number of people that illegally turn to cross traffic. This agenda to get people out of cars is great as long as a lot of buses are available in the community. Right now, there is one bus within 1/4 mile that runs a morning rout and afternoon route during the week. No weekends and it only goes north. Shouldn't take anyone an hour to get to their community center.


What do you think about improvements proposed in Burien? (Concept 4)
Isn't there already a west bound turn lane? And your picture shows 4 lanes eastward on 116th, there are only 2 plus the existing turn lane.


What do you think about improvements proposed in Burien? (Concept 5)
Fine, but not at the expense at lane reduction.


What do you think about improvements proposed in Burien? (Concept 6)
Okay. The extra traffic light will improve safety.


What do you think?
Option B appears to make more sense.


Which alternative do you think best balances the need for fast and reliable public transit and general-purpose car use (pick one)?
Alternative B


If you dislike or would not support either of the alternatives, please tell us why
Lanes are already full, particularly on the weekends. Traffic will increase as will accidents. This is all about servicing Seattle. Both employed residents travel south for work. This does not improve conditions. I have yet to see buses held up on Ambaum. And are your going to eliminate parking on Delridge which is already just 2 lanes?


Do you have any additional comments on the proposed changes (Please identify each project as you comment)
Come up with option C which incorporates the safety improvements without reducing lane capacity.