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Seattle’s new budget speeds up bike plan, boosts major Rainier Ave remakes + more

Mayor Ed Murray signed the 2017-18 Seattle budget last week, which includes some major short-term and long-term investments in safe streets. We already reported on the most immediately-dramatic budget change, when the City Council pulled funding for Pronto Cycle Share … Continue reading

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Council sets Pronto shutdown deadline, keeps bike share expansion funds for now

The Pronto Cycle Share shutdown timer has officially started. The Seattle City Council modified Mayor Ed Murray’s 2017-18 budget to remove most of the street use funds currently supporting day-to-day Pronto Cycle Share operations. Pronto as we know it will … Continue reading

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Council faces budget choices on bike share, safe streets

Seattle’s City Council will work Tuesday and Wednesday this week to come up with their changes to Mayor Ed Murray’s 2017-18 budget, getting it ready for final passage Monday. We already told you about some of the changes on the … Continue reading

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Council faces a choice: Kill Pronto now or make lemonade out of the existing stations?

Pronto Cycle Share turned two years old last week, but there hasn’t been a whole lot of celebration. At this point, the system has spent more time operating in a state of uncertainty and controversy than it has operating normally. … Continue reading

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Mayor’s budget includes big sidewalk boost, SNG pushes for more Vision Zero funds

Mayor Ed Murray unveiled his proposed 2017-18 budget last week amid protests over mostly non-transportation elements like police funding, funding for the city’s homelessness emergency and the city’s ongoing affordable housing crisis. The mayor and the majority of the Council … Continue reading

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Mayor’s budget funds downtown streetcar, will form bike/streetcar safety review board

Mayor Ed Murray’s proposed budget would fund the Center City Connector streetcar, providing $45 million over the next half decade to match Federal grant funds and funds from City Light and Public Utilities for relocation work, Seattle Transit Blog reports. … Continue reading

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