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EAJ Compiled EIS Scoping Comments
A collection of scoping comments submitted to Sound Transit in early April 2019, as part of the Level 3 Public Comment Period leading into the Environmental Impact Study (EIS). This report presents the coalition’s views within the framework of EIS and was prepared in collaboration with members of the coalition listed within.
EAJ Alternative Proposals
This is an alternative proposed by the EAJ Neighborhood Coalition. It is a variation on the "Pigeon Ridge / West Seattle Tunnel Alternative" proposed by Sound Transit during Level 2.
This alternative would cross the Duwamish Waterway via a new high-level bridge, transition into a tunnel beneath Pigeon Ridge, and then emerge back onto an elevated structure paralleling SW Genesee Street. The elevated structure would travel along the northern edge of the West Seattle Golf Course. Approaching SW Avalon Way, the route would again transition into a tunnel to Fauntleroy Way SW, terminating in a tunnel near Fauntleroy Way SW and SW Hudson Street.
Seattle Light Rail Station Density
The proximity of the three proposed stations in West Seattle are far closer than other stations serving similar Seattle Neighborhoods. While we appreciate the desire for a dense transit network, we believe the Avalon station should be excluded from the current project scope and proposed as a “Phase-2” in ll (similar to the S. Graham St Station) with any associated cost savings dedicated to funding a tunnel in West Seattle.
Increase distance to transit riders could be offset through the addition of van/shuttle bus service, specifically for those less mobile riders.