Photo by Zachariah Bryan
RapidRide Man marketing the new RapidRide last summer.

District Council wants Ballardites to take survey on bus changes

Got a bone to pick with or a pat on the back to give to King County Metro for the sweeping changes they made to bus routes last September?

Now's the time to express all of your deepest feelings about the new bus riding experience. Ballard District Council has put together a survey to determine what the general Ballardite reaction is to new bus routes, cut routes and, yes, RapidRide D.

You can find the survey at tinyurl.com/Ballardtransit

See below for their survey introduction.

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King County Metro Transit made big changes to its bus routes on September 29th, 2012. They made these changes after much public consultation. This is a Ballard District Council led initiative to determine whether these changes have made it easier or harder to use public transit. Some people feel their commute or other use of the bus system has been impaired, while others feel the changes have been an improvement. This is not designed as a scientific survey, but an opportunity to see whether or not the service is improved over what it was.

Most changes to routes and schedules were a response to the introduction of the Rapid Ride C and D lines providing service from West Seattle to Downtown Seattle, and Ballard to Downtown Seattle via Queen Anne. If a question does not apply to you, simply leave it blank.

Most questions have generous comment boxes. We appreciate any comments you can make to put your responses in context or clarify them.

Participation in this survey is completely voluntary. The information we collect will be tabulated and used in transit planning discussions for Ballard and in discussions with Metro Transit.

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