Changes are coming to the West side of Queen Anne, starting September 29th. Route 2E, which heads South to Downtown in the Morning and North in the evening, is turning in to Route 29. This will extend service all the way from 32nd & Market in Ballard to the Jackson Street island in the International District.
Revised Route 2 Express will be renumbered Route 29. Route 29 will operate the same routing as former Route 2E but will be extended to NW Market St & 28th Ave NW in Ballard via 3rd Ave W, W Nickerson St, Leary Ave NW and NW Market St. Also, southbound trips to downtown Seattle will operate on 2nd Ave instead of 3rd Ave.
This revised routing, combined with the opening of Rapid Ride D, which we wrote about last week, is setting up some big changes in how our neighborhood is going to be commuting via transit this fall. Metro is encouraging anyone who travels via bus to recheck their schedules (paper ones will be available this week, September 24th) online to make sure that your usual doesn’t have a time change.
Additional reading links regarding these schedule changes can be found below.
Seattle Times article about Rapid Ride and the ins and outs of traveling via it
Seattle Transit Blog’s look at the bus situation on Queen Anne