everyone should look at the website Feetfirst.com they are the group that are changing our streets and putting them on diets. Lead by ex Mayor Norm Rice and a group of bicycle clubs. This is Seattle folks rainy weather come October the bike paths are not used and more cars are on the roads. Along Nickerson during rush hour where traffic now backs up to SPU frustrations run high. Try thinking like the communters that must, ...more »
Pass the parking rate and fee increases to fund walking, biking and transit needs.
97% of sidewalks have been paid for by landowners in Seattle. It's in the SMC. Let's get back to that system. Same for sewers.
Put someone in charge of the rights of way. The agencies don't work well together and that causes a lot of inefficiencies especially between SPU and SDOT.
Here is a solution to the city's budget issues and the apparent problem around parking turnover, TIERED PARKING RATES. Example: $0.50 30 minutes of parking $2.00 60 minutes of parking $4.00 90 minutes of parking $6.00 120 minutes of parking Tiered parking rates will solve the parking turnover issue without driving consumers to other cities. It encourages consumers to shop more efficiently, not drive shoppers ...more »
Get rid of the downtown ride free zone. Doing so would clean up buses downtown and reduce fare evasion that causes annual fare collection losses estimated at "...$3.2 million per year from non-paying riders...".
I really don't mind having pedestrian and bicycle updates done, but if your going to spend that much on a project to keep cyclists safe then, just like everyone who drives a car has to take a driving test to get a license to drive, it should also be mandatory for cyclist to take some kind of safety and riding course and test. I have seen so many cyclist break the law when riding their bikes and not sharing the road that ...more »
charge a toll to boats that need various Seattle bridges open to pass by...
No To Bikes, unless they pay for it... currently bikes have no rule, they run red light go any direction on any road fly down side walks zoom across cross walks.. time to make them register and start ticketing them..
Pass the proposed 5 percent commercial tax increase that will dedicated funding for pedestrian, bicycle, and transit improvements.
Currently yacht owners, people who generally make > 500K-1M a year, have huge tax incentives and get all kinds of privileges that they don't have to pay for. For example, they can sail down the ship canal and get the Fremont Bride and Ballard bridge to open up for them while a long line of cars pile up on both sides. Make them pay for that privilege. To see all the tax breaks they get see here: http://www.seattlepi.com/local/198998_boats10.html. ...more »
drop the idea of a deep bore tunnel (with a toll both ways and no access to city streets) take down the viaduct and build a beautiful 6 lane boulevard along the waterfront. Be done faster and at half (if not less) than the tunnel costs (not counting overrides and accidental deaths while building)...