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License Cyclists

License cyclists. Vehicle drivers and motorcyclists pay licensing fees which help pay for roads and similar infrastructure; however cyclists pay no sort of licensing fees to use the roads. The roads have recently been renovated and a lot of tax payer money has gone into the transition of making Seattle more conducive to cyclists. A licensing fee for cyclists would surely boost the city budget and provide the funding for ...more »

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SDOT Employee and Consultant Reduction

Reduce growth of SDOT full time employee and roll back head count. As of last count, SDOT has around 500 employees in 2002 and 790 employees in 2010. That is 58% growth. On top of that, SDOT uses highly paid consultants to do all the work.

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License Tags for Bicycles!

Start Licensing Bicycles and fine riders for traffic infractions!! If we are to have road diets and want to have more bike riders on the roads, there should be accountability from riders. Registering bicycles and rider licensing for adult riders could give money into our city, as well as making a safer environment on our streets.

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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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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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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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License bicyclists- ensure they know traffic laws AND bring revenue

Bike riders are not licensed yet operate on a road in a manner which requires knowledge of traffic laws. It is reasonable to assume that some bikers have never taken a driving test and have no drivers license. How can we expect them to obey rules they may or may not even know? A minimum of valid drivers license should be required to ride anything on a road, bicycles included. Which of course would require identifying ...more »

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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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Bike Licensing

The City has spent a lot of money to put bike lanes on the roadways used by vehicles. Because the roadways are paid for essentially by taxes on vehicles, perhaps the bicycles should be licensed to use the roadways? It's just a thought, but it's one way the City could raise revenue to help balance the 2011-2012 budget.

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Expand Light Rail

Capitol Hill, U-District, West Seattle, Ballard, Fremont, {insert your neighborhood here}. If we want to get serious about helping people get around town more easily without cars and encourage more density and less sprawl all while generating revenue and fostering sustainability... this is it.

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Stop bike Projects

Remove the $13 Million set aside by McGinn for bike lanes from the budget. When we have excess money we can think about increasing transit lanes for less than 1% of the commuting population. Until then stop ALL the bike projects!!

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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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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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