In some parts of my neighborhood, street lines burn all night long illuminating nothing in particular. This is wasteful and costs the city money. I suggest that the city consider turning off some lights when possible.
I suggest you implement tolls on all major Seattle bridges (Fremont Bridge, Ballard Bridge, University Bridge, Montlake Bridge, South Park Bridge, etc.). Add an HOV/transit lane that is exempt from tolling.
This is one small step for car users to start paying for themselves, instead of sucking over $100 milion per year of subsidies out of property tax and the general fund.
Pledge to make Seattle "Car-Free By 2020". Seattle will become the safest, healthiest, and greenest city in the world. The economy will boom due to tourism, incredible freight mobility, and the thousands of dollars per person that will free up every year instead of paying oil and car companies. Hundreds of millions of dollars of tax money will be saved every year by not spending on car-only infrastructure. Transit, ...more »
Delete half of the bus stops...overnight without spending any money you will realize fuel cost savings, help clean up the environment, make a healthier population, and the buses will run more quickly on the routes.
I suggest you extend parking meter days to include Sunday (coordinated with improved Metro service, of course) and consider extending the parking meter day from 9 am - 6 pm to 8 am - 7 pm.
Charge postsecondary schools, including the University of Washington, the community colleges, etc., an annual fee for every faculty member, staff member, and student who gets to work or to school by noncarpooled car. The schools can mostly document this by the number of parking permits they sell. This will reduce traffic dramatically (and thus wear and tear on the infrastructure) and increase ridership and thus revenue ...more »
Implement a bike registration fee for bike commuters. We are spending money to create special lanes (road diets, etc.) Why not have everyone pay to use, not just motor vehicle drivers.
Most exurbs don't have "on street" parking on major roads. It's assumed that commercial areas will have paid or free parking lots. Why is it that Seattle has to take away roadway (paid for by the state) and give it over at reduced rates to selective people? Get rid of on street parking, use the lanes for traffic, and make people pay fair rates at commercial parking lots. It would also save a lot of traffic enforcement, ...more »
I suggest you expand the park and ride program by dramatically raising street parking rates and taxes on parking lots.
Repeal the bike helmet law. This will encourage more biking in the city, less road wear and tear, and more efficient traffic flow for busses and cars.