Through a three-phase community engagement process, Metro will focus on listening to mobility needs, learning about barriers that riders face and opportunities to improve transit in northwest King County. We will stay informed by local communities about changing conditions that pose mobility challenges and explore benefits and tradeoffs of future mobility options with community members and stakeholders.
Metro is convening a Lynnwood Link Connections Mobility Board that equitably represents groups of people historically left out of decision-making conversations related to transit and who are disproportionately affected by these decisions. The Mobility Board’s primary role is to collaborate with Metro staff to develop and refine a coordinated regional transit network in Northwest King County.
Mobility Board members include:
- Those who are Black, Indigenous, and People of Color; people with physical and/or cognitive disabilities; people with low- to no-income; people experiencing homelessness or housing insecurity; immigrants and/or refugees; and people with linguistic diversity.
- Those transit riders and potential transit riders who live, work, or travel within affected communities: North Seattle, Shoreline, Lake Forest Park, Kenmore, Bothell, and Mountlake Terrace.
- Those who bring their perspective as an individual, not representing the interests of a larger group or organization.
- Those who can draw connections between racial equity, transportation issues, and access to opportunities.
Metro aims to convene a Mobility Board that equitably represents groups of people historically left out of decision-making conversations related to transit and who are disproportionately affected by these decisions. These groups of people include Black, Indigenous, and People of Color; people with physical and/or cognitive disabilities; people with low- to no-income; people experiencing homelessness or housing insecurity; immigrants and/or refugees; and people with linguistic diversity. We recognize that people can have multiple identities from which they experience both privilege and oppression, and we encourage those who identify as coming from multiple un(der)served groups to apply to serve on the Lynnwood Link Connections Mobility Board.
Partner Review Board
In addition to individual engagement with project partners and stakeholders, Metro is convening a team to serve as a concept review board of external stakeholders. The Lynnwood Link Connections Partner Review Board’s primary role is to provide input to inform the service concept, review the concept developed by the Mobility Board and Metro, and provide guidance on community engagement that will ultimately result in successful adoption and implementation of the service change.
The board includes representatives from jurisdictions and major institutions in the project area, leaders of community-based organizations, and representatives from partner transit agencies.