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South Seattle bike lane improvements added as budget goes to final vote

Though many of the Seattle City Council’s more ambitious budget goals were shelved following a grim revenue forecast, the nearly-complete 2023-24 budget retains the Vision Zero and Missing Link redesign funds that Mayor Bruce Harrell initially proposed and sets aside … Continue reading

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45th Street bridge money should either require bike lanes or go to sidewalks and south end safety instead

Amid all the tough cuts to the proposed 2023-24 budget, including $4 million over two year from the sidewalk safety repair budget, one curious project is getting funding: A railing and some lighting on the NE 45th Street bridge over … Continue reading

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Updated 2023 Seattle budget cuts sidewalk repairs, leaves out some safety proposals

The Seattle City Council has released its “balancing package,” an updated draft of the 2023-24 budget that factors in some Council changes as well as the city’s latest revenue forecast, which wasn’t great. As Ryan Packer reported for the Urbanist, … Continue reading

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Council should reconsider the new scooter and bike share tax

Seattle’s City Council needs to be very careful with its proposed new taxes on scooter and bike share services, which Councilmember Andrew Lewis has proposed as part of the 2023-24 budget. It is expected to cost $540,000 in 2023 to … Continue reading

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Council budget proposals include Vision Zero adds, possible bike/scooter share tax + more

Ryan Packer at the Urbanist has written a very detailed breakdown of the City Council’s proposed changes to the 2023-24 city budget as they relate to transportation. The proposals include both new expenses and new ideas for additional revenue. The … Continue reading

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