News roundup: takin’ it to the streets

This morning we’re talking about bikes, buses, construction, and living on the streets of Seattle.

KING5 and MyNorthwest both report on the committee hearing yesterday regarding the fate of the insolvent Pronto bike share program  (I reported on it yesterday as well).

SeattleMet covers a number of topics, including the Pronto debacle as well as Monday’s full Council approval of a new RapidRide line along the Madison corridor. They also report on the confusion about whether Council member Lorena Gonzalez is endorsing Pramila Jayapal or Brady Walkinshaw for Congress — or both.

Capitol Hill Seattle Blog notes that Council member Debora Juarez is set to open a district office this month, and speculates on whether other Council members will follow suit.

Seattle Times reports that the massive street reconstruction project along 23rd Avenue is putting local businesses in severe financial hardship — and the city is turning a deaf ear.

The C is for Crank reports on Council member Lorena Gonzalez’s interest in pushing for pay transparency in order to advance gender pay equity.

Finally, MyNorthwest argues that the heroin epidemic in Seattle is much larger than anyone is admitting, and is a significant driver of the increasing homelessness crisis.