Extending RapidRide – More Metro in More Places

RapidRide may soon be expanding to reach other parts of Downtown Seattle.

The City of Seattle is proposing to fund the extension of the RapidRide C Line and RapidRide D Line, providing more coverage to sections of Downtown Seattle.

Third. Ave. in Downtown Seattle

Some 42,000 people board at bus stops on the Third Ave. transit corridor each day.

The RapidRide C Line extension would reach South Lake Union, providing a more seamless connection between West Seattle and the growing SLU neighborhood.  The RapidRide D Line expansion would take service through Pioneer Square via Third Avenue, building the connection between two of Seattle’s iconic neighborhoods – Ballard and Pioneer Square.

According to King County Metro, from the time they started service, the RapidRide C and D lines have grown by 81 percent and 52 percent respectively and carry nearly 20,000 riders every weekday.

Commute Seattle’s most recent survey data indicates 45 percent of Downtown commuters take advantage of transit service, with just 31 percent opting to drive alone. Maybe expansion of RapidRide just might increase that transit figure.

Learn more about the proposed extensions on Metro’s website.

Maps of extended routes:

 

Rapid Ride C Line Extension MapRapid Ride D Line Extension Map

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