News roundup: Pronto and the Jungle

Two topics dominate the news this morning:  reaction to the idea f building a fence around the unsanctioned homeless encampment under I-5 known as the Jungle,  and the dueling plans for the future of the Pronto bike-share system.

Seattle Times, MyNorthwest, KING5, and The Stranger report on the City Council’s reaction to a proposal to build a razor-wire fence around The Jungle.

Capitol Hill Seattle Blog, Seattle Times, MyNorthwest, and SeattleMet all cover Council member Herbold’s surprise proposal to shut down the Pronto bike-share system. The fate of Pronto will be discussed at the Sustainability and Transportation Committee meeting this afternoon.

In other news:

KING5 looks at whether closing two blocks of Occidental Avenue, as proposed in the plan for a new SODO Arena, would have any effect on local traffic.

GeekWire reports on Uber’s letter to the city proposing four rules which any unionization of  Uber drivers should follow.

Seattlish critiques FOX News’ recent coverage of potential “livable schedule” regulations.