They say the 15th Avenue Corridor (from the Ballard Bridge to Elliott Avenue) is being threatened by several transportation projects. That’s why three groups have launched a new coalition to protect it. The Queen Anne Community Council, the Magnolia Community Club, and the North Seattle Industrial Association have just formed the 15th Avenue W. Transportation Coalition.
The coalition says the 15th Ave corridor is feeling the impact of projects such as the Viaduct Replacement, the Mercer Street Project, and the cruise ships at Smith Cove. They’re demanding a comprehensive approach instead of what they call piecemeal analysis.
The group wants Nickerson Street to be protected as a route to I-5, and calls the recent plan to eliminate a lane in each direction “unacceptable.” They also want SDOT to take a closer look at the controversial BAT lanes, saying they’ve caused even more congestion. The group just sent a letter to Mayor McGinn and the City Council.