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Streets for All: Bike and Ped spending up 7% in city’s budget

Streets for All says the city’s budget as approved by the City Council last week includes a seven percent increase in bike and pedestrian master plan spending over 2010. While this is not near the amount the group (or the … Continue reading

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Council signals plans to reject parking tax, but allow some meter hikes

Of the mayor’s proposed revenue source increases that affect car drivers, the City Council seems set to raise on-street parking rates, though perhaps not on Sundays, and institute a $20 vehicle license fee. The parking rate hike is expected to … Continue reading

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Budget Hearing Reminder: Support walking, biking and transit funding tonight, 5 p.m. at City Hall

The City Council is holding their final public hearing on the mayor’s proposed budget. As we’ve reported before, the mayor’s budget includes some funding for walking, biking and transit improvements. The proposed $15 million over two years is a far … Continue reading

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Proposed parking increases get cold reception from council

I wrote the following story for Real Change this week. You should buy a copy from your neighborhood vendor if you haven’t already. The mayor’s proposed budget contains a lot of cuts. The budget’s flip side is fee increases, which … Continue reading

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First Hill Streetcar Update: Cycle track would pay for itself

The First Hill Streetcar planners briefed the City Council Friday on updates to the project plans, including a couple details about the proposed cycle track. Aside from the pretty image above, there were a couple details of interest.

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