EDITOR’S NOTE: Thanks again to Brock Howell of Bike Happy for putting together this comprehensive weekly newsletter.
You already know that Jenny Durkan will be Seattle’s next mayor, Teresa Mosqueda will be on council, and Lorena Gonzalez will stay on council. Also, Zachary DeWolf won his seat on the Seattle Public School District Board.
As Lorena said of Teresa at their joint victory party, “she gets shit done!” And that applies really well to all three women, which why that although nearly all bike-related organizations supported Cary Moon instead of Jenny Durkan, almost everyone is optimistic about having a strong, smart leader in the mayor’s office and great women on city council. Tom Fucoloro wrote an excellent post here on Seattle Bike Blog that sums up the path forward. Key takeaway: giver her some time before rushing to judgment and hope she provides more political cover for SDOT to be bolder.
Elsewhere, Mukilteo is passing a ballot measure that’ll provide $435,000 annually for biking, transit, and walking improvements over seven years.
2. Escape the Winter Rain and Drink Wine
Both the Seattle Times and the Seattle PI’s Velocity blog have good articles about cycling in the Yakima Valley and in Walla Walla. I grew up in the Lower Yakima Valley and can attest there are many wonderful rides to be had.
There’s a fight over whether to allow new mountain bike trails in Snohomish County’s Lord Hill Park.
Checkout this preview of a new regional trail connecting Puyallup to Buckley by the end of the year. Continue reading