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Cut the SDOT budget.

Cut spending at the Department of Transportation. The 2010 budget shows 790 FTEs in the department; cut this to 725 and reduce street repair spending from $18 million to $10 million.

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Market-based parking rates on public land

I suggest you set market-rate parking rates for parking on public land. This includes parking meters, city parking lots, and street parking. Parking would remain free or very low cost in less dense neighborhoods where the market rate is close to $0. It would be higher in dense areas like downtown, Capitol Hill, and Belltown. Businesses would not be hurt because parking costs would be based on what the market will ...more »

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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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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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Reduce SDOT

Only do needed road maintenance, not adding sidewalks, bike lanes, etc.

(You don't have a category for transportation so putting under effective government)

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Time the Street Lights

Time the street lights so that when you drive the speed limit. Stopping and starting over and over again wastes time and fossil fuels.

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Improve East/West Travel in Seattle and Region

Improve east/west travel in Seattle and Puget Sound. You can go north/south, but it is extremely difficult to go east/west in crosstown traffic. This wastes an enormous amount of time and fossil fuel in the PNW.

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