School Proximity and Speeding Tickets: Still Can't Win Safety Improvements
A loss for traffic safety advocates in Seattle.
Latest Version of the Seattle Bike Plan Restores Some Previously Discarded Bike Lanes
Budget concerns cut some of the planned bike infrastructure included in the Seattle's updated bike plan earlier this year. The city has responded to some of those concerns with its latest version of the draft plan update.
Budget Overruns Put the Brakes on Seattle's Bicycle Master Plan
After initial projects funded by the 2015 Move Seattle levy came in well over budget, the city of Seattle will now have extra pressure to choose impactful projects while reducing the scope of its Bicycle Master Plan.
Costs and Outcomes of Seattle Sidewalk Program
Move Seattle included a promise of 250 blocks of new sidewalks and pathways. But costs are much higher than predicted and the low-cost pathways are minimal improvements for pedestrians.
Substantial Changes for Move Seattle Plan
The reality of the Move Seattle is proving to be much less robust than the vision promised to voters who approved the $930 million levy in 2015.
Implementing Seattle's Pedestrian Master Plan
The Seattle Department of Transportation has released a five-year roadmap for implementing the city of Seattle's Pedestrian Master Plan (PMP).
Court Decision Forces Seattle to Improve Sidewalk Infrastructure
The city of Seattle has finally been compelled to maintain pedestrian infrastructure in keeping with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Seattle's New Updated Pedestrian Master Plan Includes $22 Million for Sidewalks
The promised update for the city of Seattle's Pedestrian Master Plan was released to the public last week.
Looking for Concrete Goals in Seattle's Pedestrian Master Plan Update
With the plan update process for Seattle's Pedestrian Master Plan underway, one writer wonders why the plan is setting firmer goals for increased mode share.
Critiquing the Implementation of Seattle's Pedestrian Master Plan
A status update of the Seattle Pedestrian Master Plan leaves a writer wondering if the backlog of pedestrian infrastructure maintenance will grow while only a few planned projects get built.
Seattle Moves in a Big Way on Election Day
Prop. 1, a $930 million, nine-year transportation levy backed by Mayor Ed Murray, was approved by 54 percent of Seattle voters on Nov. 3 to the delight of bus, bike, pedestrian and good roads advocates. First order of business: Safe Routes to School.
Controversial 'Bus and Bike' Ballot Measure on Seattle's November Ballot
Seattle voters will decide on Prop. 1, a $985 million transportation levy known as Move Seattle, unanimously endorsed by the City Council and strongly backed by Mayor Ed Murray. However, the bus and bike priorities attracted a well-funded opponent.
Safe Routes for All Seattle Schools
Seattle continues to expand its efforts to improve walkability with the Safe Routes to School Program.
Gentrification Concerns Ride Light Rail in Seattle
As Seattle considers a $900 million levy proposed by Mayor Ed Murray, locals are already wondering if new transit investments are precursor of unwanted gentrification.
'Move Seattle': a $900 Million Plan to End the 'Multi-Modal Wars'
City officials in Seattle have proposed a levy on property owners that would finance an integrated approach to transportation infrastructure improvements.
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