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New Expanded RapidRide C Line service to South Lake Union Celebrated with Rain-activated Art

The extension of the new RapidRide C Line to South Lake Union began in March, thanks to Seattle voters who approved Proposition 1 that gave the city of Seattle funds to expand weekday in-city bus service.

C Line Bus

In addition to service expansion, bus riders waiting along the new line will get to see special artwork on the sidewalks – when it rains.

Westlake & Denny (1)

Rain-activated artwork installed at Westlake and Denny.

SDOT worked with Rainworks, a Seattle start-up that takes advantage of our weather by installing rain-activated artwork on sidewalks that’s sure to surprise and delight riders waiting for Metro buses in West Seattle, Belltown and South Lake Union.

Scott Kubly helping out with placing the stencil

SDOT Director Scott Kubly helps place the stencil to install rain-activated art.

The art installations give riders a positive message when it rains as they wait for the new RapidRide C Line to South Lake Union, which was extended via Westlake Avenue.

3rd & Virginia (2)

The finished product at 3rd Avenue and Virginia Street – made visible by rain!

Other improvements to the new RapidRide C Line to South Lake Union:

  • More service on Route 40, operating every 9-15 minutes
  • More peak time service for Route 70
  • More service and shorter route for Route 8
  • Dedicated transit lanes on Westlake Ave N
  • Transit stop upgrades

C Line

To see when Seattle Mayor Ed Murray celebrated the first day of service expansion on the new RapidRide C Line to South Lake Union, go here.

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