RapidRide H Line

Downtown Seattle to Delridge to Burien

What's happening now?

Thank you to everyone who has participated in workshops in 2015 and 2016 and visited the online open house in 2017. We’ve been using the existing conditions report, community feedback, technical data and transportation plans to identify options for moving more people and goods along Delridge Ave SW and to upgrade Metro Route 120 to RapidRide.

Based on community feedback, we came up with a new option drawing on elements from Option 1 and Option 2 shared in spring 2017. Option 3:

  • Adds all-day and peak-period bus-only lanes
  • Improves pedestrian crossings
  • Improves biking-new neighborhood greenway connections and a southbound protected bike lane on Delridge Way SW, south of SW Graham St
  • Adds a new landscaped median
  • Recommends consolidating, relocating, or removing up to 9 bus stops
  • Reduces some on-street parking

Learn more about project art

  • Studio Wowhaus has been selected to create art for this project. To learn more and connect with the artists visit the Art Beat Blog or send us an email at RapidRide@seattle.gov.

Next Steps

We're actively working on project costs, the budget and identification of funding with the goal of paving as much of the northern portion of Delridge Ave SW as possible. Read this PowerPoint to learn more about what we heard and how the options compare.

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Project Overview

Delridge Way SW is one of seven new corridors where we are partnering with King County Metro to upgrade existing bus routes to Metro RapidRide service and improve connections for people walking and biking. Upgrading Metro Route 120 into the RapidRide H Line will keep people moving by:

  • Keeping buses frequent and on-time
  • Adding more buses at night and on weekends
  • Upgrading to Metro RapidRide bus stops with lighting, real-time arrival info, and more
  • Improving sidewalks and paths for people walking and riding bikes

Questions about RapidRide or how it could benefit you? Get all the details at Seattle's RapidRide Expansion Program website or visit Metro's RapidRide website.

How can I get involved?

We're always interested in meeting with community and neighborhood groups that want to learn more about the project and make their voices heard. You can request a briefing by emailing RapidRide@seattle.gov or calling (206) 684-5189. More details and opportunities to get involved will be announced as they are scheduled.

Do you live outside the city of Seattle?

Metro is bringing RapidRide amenities and improving service between the Seattle City limits and Burien. Additional project funding for these improvements comes from grant sources that Metro has already secured. Metro will be conducting public outreach about the project changes in these areas in 2018. To stay informed or find out more, visit www.kingcounty.gov/metro/hlinefeedback or  contact Jenna Franklin, King County Department of Transportation Community Relations Planner, at jfranklin@kingcounty.gov.

Milestones and Schedule

The table below outlines the project's key milestones and basic schedule. Dates are subject to change.

February - March 2015 Early community outreach about project
June 2015 Open House / Transportation Forum on existing conditions
July 2015 - March 2016 Completed studies and analysis and used community feedback to develop a report on the corridor's existing conditions
October 2016 Community outreach to receive feedback on community transportation priorities and trade-offs
March 2017 Share conceptual options for community feedback
Early 2018 Share outcome of outreach and technical analysis
Spring 2018 Recommended concept moves into design
Late 2018 Final design complete, advertise for construction bids
2019-2020 Construction
2020 Metro RapidRide H Line service begins

RapidRide H Line Library



This project is partially funded by the 9-year Levy to Move Seattle, approved by voters in 2015. Additional grant funding has been secured and is being sought by both Seattle and King County.