Getting to a Sound Transit station by bus

Tuesday, January 17, 2023

By Diane Hettrick

The Lynnwood Link will start running in 2024. We have stations at NE 148th, NE 185th, and Mountlake Terrace.

How will you get to a station to catch one of those trains? 

Many people will be able to walk. Some might drive but I promise you that the parking will be inadequate and expensive.

How about the bus?

Metro did a survey last year to find out what we need to get to transit stations. They heard what we said: there are no east west routes and it is hazardous and difficult to get to existing bus stops.

They have designed routes to correct that, as much as possible, and they want to know what we think.

Take a look at the map and see if Metro can get you to a transit station. I was delighted to see an easy route for me to the Mountlake Terrace station - not what I was expecting. However, I'm not sure I can get home from there.

And I'm not looking forward to my neighborhood being parked solid with commuters.

If you can get to Richmond Beach Road / 185th, you have a straight shot to the 185th station.

Kenmore and Lake Forest Park are also pointed at the Mountlake Terrace station, if they can get to Ballinger Way.

So check it out and make your suggestions to Metro and maybe we will end up with something we can use.


Anonymous,  January 18, 2023 at 7:15 PM  

The routes don't matter if the bus is cancelled because a driver calls out sick or there are mechanical problems. AND they city government needs to start putting traffic calming into effect NOW not after we have multiple commuters racing down the side streets in a hurry to get to the garage and park. Northgate free parking is full early in the morning- so you can plan on cars racing on our neighborhood streets early in the day and in the afternoon hurrying to get home..

Post a Comment

We encourage the thoughtful sharing of information and ideas. We expect comments to be civil and respectful, with no personal attacks or offensive language. We reserve the right to delete any comment.
Facebook: Shoreline Area News
Twitter: @ShorelineArea
Daily Email edition (don't forget to respond to the email)

  © Blogger template The Professional Template II by 2009

Back to TOP