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Reduce funding for cars and Vulcan

Reduce funding for the SR99 tunnel, the SR520 bridge expansion, the Mercer corridor gifts to Paul Allen, and the Seattle Department of Transportation's non-transit projects.

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Do not raise parking rates downtown so much

Parking downtown should be raised to $2 /hr but not $4/hr. If we want to keep a vital downtown area for businesses and shopping we cannot making parking rates prohibitive. I am a solo attorney practicing downtown. Possible clients will shy away more and more if they have to pay so much for parking. Let's save money by no longer pandering to bicyclists just because the mayor rides his bike to work. We do not need to spend ...more »

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Defer 1st Hill Streetcar - Test Plan First

Defer the First Hill streetcar for a year or two. Before building the streetcar, let's run some buses along the route and see how many people actually will travel that way. We built the South Lake Union Transit without testing it first, and look how far under projections the ridership is. These projects can be easily tested, and if there's really a demand, we could go forward. Meanwhile, we could avoid tens of millions ...more »

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Increase the gas tax

SDOT spent $29 million on arterial paving last year (still not enough, most drivers would agree), yet only 0.44% of this was directly funded by users through the gas tax - most of this money came from bonds. Increase the gas tax to pay for more of Seattle's roads and other needs.

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Eliminate the Entire SDOT Bicycle Program

I suggest that you eliminate the entire budget for the SDOT’s Bicycle Program. It does nothing but deliberately increase traffic congestion and take money away from needed social programs in order to support a tiny minority of people who ride bicycles.

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Let the market set street parking rates

San Francisco recently contracted with a private firm to allow its parking meter rate to change dynamically based on customer demand. Street parking is a resource that we can use more efficiently, like San Francisco does. This approach will "let the market decide" and also keep taxes low, while removing unsustainable car-based subsidies. We could see rates of $10/hour in some cases, if the market could sustain it.

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More traffic tickets

Breaking traffic laws kills people - more police writing tickets will make streets safer and bring in revenue.

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