Monday, March 28, 2011

Fwd: QACC Transportation Committee

The Queen Anne Community Council's Transportation Committee will meet Wednesday, March 30 at 7:30 PM at QA Manor, 100 Crockett Street. We will discuss the Mercer Place alternatives developed by SDOT.

We meet in the Queen Anne Manor's dining room.
Enter on the Crockett side of the building. There is a free parking lot as well as street parking.
Sign in at the reception desk.
Proceed to the right down the hall and then left to the main dining room.  The private dining room is at the rear.

When you leave the meeting, we ask that you exit the building and not linger in the halls so the residents are not disturbed.

Glenn Avery
Chair, QACC Transportation Committee

Friday, March 18, 2011

Fwd: Mercer Corridor Project: Weekend Closures of I-5 on- and off-ramps at Mercer St. Coming this Spring

Dear Queen Anne Community Council,

As part of Phase 1 of the Mercer Corridor Project, The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) anticipates the need for approximately twenty full weekend closures of the I-5 on- and off-ramps at Mercer Street over the course of the project, which is scheduled for completion in 2013. The first closures are tentatively scheduled to begin this spring.

Weekend closures will occur from Friday at 11:00 p.m. to Monday at 5:00 a.m. Specific dates will be announced as soon as they are available. Closures are being closely coordinated with other construction and special events in the area, including activities at the Seattle Center.

Ramp closures are required for utility installations on Fairview Ave. N at Mercer St., including water, sewer, electrical and communications line installations, as well as to align the existing on- and off-ramps with future westbound lanes of Mercer St. Fairview Ave. N will also be closed between Mercer St. and Valley St. during ramp closures.


Detour routes will be clearly marked and will direct travelers to the I-5 on- and off-ramps at Stewart St. and Olive Way. Travelers are encouraged to carpool and use alternate modes of transportation. Transit information can be found at: 

·         King County Metro at

·         Sound Transit at

·         Community Transit at

If your organization would like a briefing about the upcoming closures, or if you'd like us to provide you with a detour map specific to your location, please let us know. 

Please contact the Mercer Corridor Project if you have any questions or concerns about this work. You can reach our 24-hour construction hotline at (206)419-5818, or email us at


Angela Brady

Mercer Corridor Project Manager

Fwd: Neighborhood forum on transportation sponsored by Councilmember Mike O'Brien and Streets for All Seattle

Two Discussions on Transportation
in Your Neighborhood
Join Seattle City Councilmember Mike O'Brien in two
community discussions co-hosted by Pacific Science
Center, Seattle City Council and Streets For All Seattle.
These discussions are part of a series of events that
gather community input on different aspects of the
City Council's priority issue of carbon neutrality.

Tuesday, March 29, 6-8:30 p.m. – Lake City
Meadowbrook Community Center
10517  35th Avenue NE, Seattle
Featured Speakers:
Ref Lindmark, King County Metro Transit•
Kari Watkins, OneBusAway & UW Civil Engineering•
Notable community representative•

Tuesday, April 12, 6–8:30 p.m. – Central District
Seattle Vocational Institute
2120 S. Jackson St., Seattle
Featured Speakers:
Mark Hallenbeck, Director of the Washington State •
Transportation Center at UW (TRAC)
Jennifer Wieland, Seattle Dept. of Transportation•
Transit blogger Carla Saulter, a.k.a. "Bus Chick" •

Will there be food?
Yes! A light dinner and refreshments will be provided for
forum attendees.
Can I bring my kids?
Educational activities will be provided by Pacific Science Center's
Science On Wheels for children ages 5 and up whose caregivers
attend the forum.

How can I RSVP?
This event is free but space is limited—reservations are suggested.
Reserve your spot today by calling (206) 443-2896 or visiting
How can I request interpretation?
Email or call (206) 684-8800.

Michael Lapin
(206) 283-0664 - home
(206) 310-3448 - cell

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Fwd: QACC March 2 agenda

The Queen Anne Community Council will meet tomorrow evening at the Queen Anne Community Center at 7pm.  This will be our last meeting there for the near future.  Please be sure to sign in at the front desk as the Parks Department is keeping count of the building usage to gage whether or not the usage is high enough to justify keeping the center open.
Please let me know if you have any questions or additions to the agenda.