About the Blue Line

by Bob Fleming

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Note: This project was cancelled by popular vote in the election of 8 November 2005. This page is retained to show what could have been.

What is the Blue Line?

The Blue Line is one of six monorail lines planned for a monorail rapid-transit system in Seattle.

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Where will the Blue Line Go?

The Blue Line is currently defined as a “corridor”, a wide strip of land within which it is expected the Blue Line would be built.

The Blue North Corridor would be go north from Downtown Seattle roughly along Aurora Avenue North (State Highway 99), and would pass near or through Woodland Park, Green Lake, the Greenwood district, Haller Lake, Bitter Lake, and Broadview. The Blue South Corridor would go south from Downtown Seattle and roughly follow 1st Ave. S. or 4th Ave. S., and East Marginal Way, or possibly take a route further west along Delridge Way. Depending on the route, the route could serve South Park, Georgetown, High Point or White Center.

What Is the Project Schedule?

The Blue Corridor is one of several corridors being evaluated in the process of selecting a corridor for the second phase line to be built in the city-wide system. During 2004 the Seattle Monorail Project will be evaluating different corridors, with public input helping decide which corridor will be most popular. It is anticipated that a decision on a specific corridor will be made late in 2004 or early 2005.

On July 2, 2004, a preliminary report was released evaluating the Blue North Corridor. The report indicated many reasons in favor of the Blue North Corridor, but noted that it would be necessary to build an expensive high-level bridge across the Lake Washington Ship Canal. The report for the Blue South Corridor has not come out yet.

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