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bike routes on main commuting streets

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 »

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Paying for Sidewalks

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.

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Tiered Parking Rates

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 »

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No More Free-Ride Zone Downtown

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...".

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cyclist safety

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 »

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No To Bikes...

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..

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Reduce free privileges of wealth yacht owners

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 »

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eliminate deep bore tunnel- create a boulevard along the waterfr

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)...

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General Fund Distribution

Parks always seem to get the backend of the "General Fund"..... what is with that prehistoric issue? Green paint for bicycle lanes? Wow talk about bad use of public funds. In good times that might work, but not right now. Also - since we lose so much money on-going to the light rail, etc., don't add insult to injury with this bicycle mess. Really - Mayor that is NOT the reason you were elected...NOR the City Council... ...more »

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License tax for bicycles in the city.

STOP painting the green street intersections - for bicycles. Please don't remind me that we voted for this in 2006..... remember how we voted NOT to build a stadium or two? Well things change - we know that, so why don't we try to "tax" those bicyclists - say with a "license tax" . . . If each one of them had to pay a small licensing tax, how could that hurt any of them really?

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Parking Costs Too High Already....

Lay off the consideration to up-charge even MORE for our currently over-priced parking. Retail business is having a tough enough go of it....shall we not try to drive the retail shoppers to the Eastside. Once they put that toll on 520 - Seattle will have issues enough..... are we trying to go back to "Will the last one leaving Seattle, please......" Mayor - we all DON'T have bicycles....

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