We also talked about SW Admiral Way, where the city is currently working to make safety improvements and add bike lanes (here’s our original post, though some details have evolved due to public feedback. Stay tuned for an update).
Q13 followed up with SDOT about my claim that the city is dragging its feet on making downtown safer, and here’s how Spokesperson Rick Sheridan responded:
“I think he makes our case that the City is moving forward on a number of fronts (Center City bike network, Vision Zero) to make downtown safer,” Sheridan said. “No one would want us to build a downtown protected bike lane network without appropriate time spent on data collection and analysis, public outreach and thoughtful design.”
The big point I wish I had made was that passing the Move Seattle levy is vital if we want to accelerate the kinds of safety projects we need to take a serious bite out of downtown traffic deaths and injuries in the next decade. The goal is to reach Vision Zero by 2030, and Move Seattle is our best chance to meet that goal.
To learn more or get engaged in the campaign to pass the levy, check out LetsMoveSeattle.com.
Watch the Q13 segment: