Event Calendar for January, 2008

Adopt-A-Street Volunteers Needed


We have scheduled our Adopt-A-Street cleanup this quarter for February 9th, 2008 at 10am.  We are going to meet in front of 4527 41st Ave SW to grab tools, bags, plans, etc.  The region of West Seattle we are responsible for is from Fauntleroy Way SW to 44th Ave SW, between Edmonds St SW and Oregon St SW.  This event should not take longer than 3 to 4 hours.  We are looking to get 12 - 15 individuals to help with the cleanup, please respond and let us know if you would be willing to help out.  Please dress appropriately for the weather / activity, bring gloves if you have them.

If you are interested in volunteering, please respond to us at erica@wsjuno.com or info@wsjuno.com

A big thank you to Starbucks in Jefferson Square for donating coffee to our volunteers during the clean-up! 


Kyle Mizell and Erica Karlovits

Adopt-A-Stree Cleanup Day

February 9, 2008
10:00 amto2:00 pm

We are going to spend the morning cleaning up our Adopt-A-Street region.  Please contact Erica if you would like to participate.  The city will provide most of the tools / safety equipment necessary, but make sure to dress accordingly based on weather conditions.

Rapid Ride

Please read the posting on the West Seattle Blog concerning the Rapid Ride presentation at our JuNO meeting on 1/8/08.  Here is the link: 


The minutes from the meeting are also posted.  Membership Meeting Notes 1/8/08 

What are your thoughts about this proposal?  How do you feel about Rapid Ride in the junction?  What questions, concerns and suggestions do you?

 Do you want the opportunity to check out information on Rapid Ride?  Here is your chance:



Public meetings:

Thursday, January 24, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Open House at The Hall at Fauntleroy, Vashon Room
9131 California Avenue SW , Seattle , 98136

Tuesday, January 29, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Open House at the West Seattle Senior Center , Multi-Purpose Room
4217 SW Oregon Street , Seattle , 98116

Wednesday, January 30, Noon - 3:00 p.m.
Information Table at the West Seattle Senior Center , Multi-Purpose Room
4217 SW Oregon Street , Seattle , 98116

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask.  And, please give us your feedback on the proposal.  JuNO has been asked to write a letter to King County Metro with feedback on the proposal, so we would like to hear comments from our neighbors.


I have learned more information about the proposed Rapid Ride transit:

  • King County Council will be meeting in May to review recommendations from the Rapid Ride team.

  • Over 1000 questionaires have been sent in.  If you want to submit a comment directly to Metro, the best option is Jack Lattemann as the project coordinator.

  • The proposed West Seattle Rapid Ride would replace the local 54 bus.

  • The two options for routing in the Junction under consideration are:

  1. Follow the current 54 local route from California, left on edmonds, right on 44, right on Alaska.  This would enable all other connections on the corner of Alaska/California.  The Rapid Ride bus would not travel on California between Edmonds and Alaska.
  2. Travel down Edmonds, turn right onto Alaska.  This would require a mid block stop with a station, bulb outs for the stop, and would likely be near the mid block cross walk (In front of Elliott Bay Brewery).
  • The requested safety study for the possible midblock station/stop on California is not complete yet.  This is looking at pedestrian safety, and the impact on the Walk All Ways intersection on California/Alaska.
  • The start of the route is still under consideration for either Westwood Village or the Fauntleroy Ferry dock.
  • The Rapid Ride schedule is likely to have a bus every 15 minutes until 10:30pm and then every 30 minutes from 10:30pm until 1am.  The route would begin in September 2011.

 JuNO would like to make a recommendation to Metro . . . . please give us your input.  The West Seattle Junction Association (business association) is in favor of having Rapid Ride follow the existing 54 route and not come down California with a mid block stop.  I am pasting the letter they sent in the comments.

 PLEASE submit comments either directly to erica@wsjuno or as a comment to this posting by February 15th.  Thank you.

JuNO Meeting - January 8th, 6:30pm

Agenda for January 8, 2008

Our meeting for January 8th is confirmed. 

The meeting will take place at the West Seattle Christian Church, corner of 42nd and Genesee, in the Ginomai Arts Building Community Room.  The arts building is actually the former WS Christian School building located @ 4401 42nd (across the street from the main church building).  A parking lot is located on the south side of the building. (A special thanks to Dan Jacobs and Katie Tucker for arranging this!)


RapidRide - Ellen Hansen of King County DOT and Jack Lattemann, Transit Planner, will present the plans for RapidRide in West Seattle.

It’s time to start our Adopt A Street program in the Junction.  Kyle will present information and set dates for us to begin.