3rd Ave bus stop moves amid security concerns in downtown Seattle

ByShannon J. Cortes

Mar 24, 2022

Earlier this month, Mayor Bruce Harrell called the situation along Third Avenue “completely unacceptable.”

Editor’s Note: The above video of the Seattle Police Department’s unveiling of policing and public safety plans was originally released on March 22, 2022.

SEATTLE – King County Metro is temporarily moving its bus stop to Third Avenue and Pine Street in downtown Seattle in partnership with the city’s recent public safety efforts.

King County Metro announced on Thursday the bus stop will move one block south to Third Avenue and Pike Street on April 2. The stop serves lines 15, 125 and RapidRide lines C, D and E.

Passengers will be able to hop on or off buses at the Third Avenue and Pike Street stop until further notice, according to King County Metro.

King County Metro said the decision was made in partnership with the City of Seattle, in the context of public safety.

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Several businesses, the Downtown Seattle Association and the mayor have responded to recent security concerns.

Mayor Bruce Harrell called the situation along Third Avenue “completely unacceptable.”

Piroshky owner Piroshky closed her Third Avenue location for safety reasons, along with a McDonald’s location and a tech company.

The Seattle Police Department said earlier this month it was dedicating six police officers and a mobile neighborhood to patrol Third Avenue. Harrell said the city not only seeks to stop criminals downtown, but also to help those struggling with addictions, homelessness and other issues.

For transit information, contact Metro’s Customer Information Desk at (206) 553-3000 or visit kingcounty.gov/metro.

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