This afternoon, the City Council had its first discussion of the near-final Pedestrian Master Plan in the Sustainability and Transportation Committee.
Potholes. They’re everywhere in Seattle this spring. That’s due in large part to the severe winter we had, with lots of rain followed by subfreezing weather. All that water seeps into the roads and then expands as it freezes, cracking the asphalt (or expanding existing cracks). In places with more severe winters this generates “frost heaving.” Here in Seattle, it generates lots of lots of potholes. But now that spring is (apparently) here, SDOT has a plan.
2016 was not a good year for implementation of the city’s Bicycle Master Plan. But SDOT learned some lessons and is working hard to catch up and learn from what went wrong. Last week they laid it all out for the City Council.
Today Judge Robert Lasnik granted the U.S. Chamber of Commerce a preliminary injunction in its lawsuit against the City of Seattle over its ordinance authorizing Uber and Lyft drivers to engage in collective bargaining. But it wasn’t all good news for the Chamber of Commerce and its member companies.
This afternoon, SDOT gave an update to the Council on the Seattle Streetcar failure earlier this month, the repair effort, and next steps.
It feels like just piling on at this point, but to add to the city’s legal troubles, yesterday a group of Uber drivers filed a lawsuit against the City of Seattle over the ordinance granting drivers the right to collective bargaining.
This afternoon, representatives from SDOT briefed the Council on issues related to last week’s big transportation breakdowns: the overturned propane truck on I-5 on Monday, and the First Hill streetcar that failed on Wednesday.
Today the Department of Finance and Administrative Services approved Teamsters Local 117 as the first Qualified Driver Representative organization authorized to represent for-hire drivers that drive for Uber, Lyft and other transportation companies.
This afternoon, the city announced its preferred path for a trail to fill in the “missing link” of the Burke-Gilman Trail in Ballard.