Proposed bus route changes for fall 2012
Route 27 – Revise
to travel on E Yesler Way, Boren Avenue, Spring Street, Seneca Street, andThird Avenue instead of E Yesler Way to downtown Seattle.
Link revised Route 27 with revised Route 33:
on Third Avenue, continue Route 27 busesas Route 33 and vice versa.
Decrease Route 27 frequency on weekends
to every 60 minutes.
Change from November 2011 suggestion
Route 27 would continue to provide all-day service between downtown Seattle andColman/Leschi Park.During public outreach in November 2011, Metro heard that loss of transit service during off-peak hours along E Yesler Way and in the Leschi neighborhood would isolate some riders from transitservice because steep grades would prevent access to alternative service on nearby arterials. Theseriders also want to continue to be able to travel north and south on Third Avenue.
Reason(s) based on Metro’s Service Guidelines
Serve multiple destinations
. Linking revised Routes 27 and 33 would provide a directconnection between Magnolia and Leschi via Belltown, downtown Seattle, and First Hill.
Metro’s service guidelines call for us to examine and consider changes forroutes that score in the bottom 25 percent in one or both of the measures Metro uses to rateperformance – rides per platform hour and passenger miles per platform mile.At all times of day, Route 27’s performance is in the bottom 25 percent of routes servingdowntown Seattle on the measure of passenger miles per bus mile. At night, it is also in thebottom 25 percent on the measure of rides per service hour. Metro is proposing changes tothis route to improve individual route performance and performance of the transit network asa whole.
Link routes to improve efficiency.
Linking revised routes 27 and 33 would improve theoverall efficiency of the transit network.
E Yesler Way west of Boren Avenue:
Use revised Route 18.