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Failed I-5 noise reducers cost half the mayor’s 2011 Walk Bike Ride increase

While advocates fight to prevent a reduction in city walking, biking and transit funding compared to 2010, a $2.5 million noise reduction barrier was installed on I-5 that has failed to do anything. That’s half as much as Mayor McGinn’s … 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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City announces 11 neighborhood street projects, bikes to get help on S Othello and Fairview

View Neighborhood Street Fund 2010-2012 in a larger map Of the 11 streets projects the city announced yesterday evening, most will add sidewalks and/or crossing improvements for pedestrians around the city. Mayor Mike McGinn and Councilmember Tom Rasmussen attended the … Continue reading

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Cast your Walk Bike Ride ballot

What would help you walk, bike and/or ride the most? More bike lanes? Sidewalks? Light rail? Walk Bike Ride wants to know. Vote now. I found this ballot nearly impossible to complete because everything on there is really important. Would … Continue reading

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Walk Bike Ride Challenge starts today

The city is using the month of July to push Walk Bike Ride, their initiative to increase the number of people using modes of transportation other than the car. If you register your efforts on their website, you will be … Continue reading

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