The West Seattle Transportation Coalition is a Peninsula-wide organization working to address transportation and mobility issues for Seattle’s largest constituency. Representing more than 100,000 people living and working in the 10 square mile area between the Duwamish River and Puget Sound, these community leaders, advocates, business owners, and residents are working to address transportation and commuting challenges caused by:
- The reduction of mass transit services: The current insufficient level of service will be compounded by the proposed cuts in our already under served area.
- Loss of infrastructure: The scheduled removal of the SR-99 Viaduct without sufficient replacement capacity on other routes to and from our Peninsula.
- Density without transportation capacity: The region’s commitment to increased density is not matched with equivalent increases in transportation capacity to serve the Peninsula’s steadily growing population.
- Natural barriers: West Seattle has only limited routes connecting it to downtown and beyond for the vast majority of its commuters. Mass transit is the only option that can move us across these choke points to keep our transportation systems functioning.
HPAC would like our members’ support so we can formally endorse this as a community group, adding to the strong voice they are working hard to create. We’ll be discussing this endorsement at our next HPAC meeting on October 23rd, but here’s how you can help in the meantime:
Speak Up so they know what matters to those of us living in Highland Park and Riverview. You can also bring your concerns to HPAC and we can communicate them for you if that’s easier or more comfortable.