Comprehensive Plan getting comprehensive Council review

The 2035 Comprehensive Plan final draft  has been published by the Mayor’s Office, and is about to go through an extensive review process both as a public process and by the City Council. Yesterday the Planning, Land Use and Zoning Committee got a high-level overview of the changes in the plan and the process the Council will use to review it.

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Bike plan: the bad news isn’t so bad

The last couple of weeks have not been happy for bicycle enthusiasts, since SDOT released a revision of the Seattle Bike Plan that had significant cutbacks for 2016 and beyond. That was interpreted as both a violation of the voters’ faith when they approved the Move Seattle levy last year, and a failure to deliver on the conditions that the City Council wrote into their approval of the Pronto buyout earlier this year. The bicycle community has been up in arms about it. But yesterday afternoon, representatives from SDOT appeared in front of the City Council’s Sustainability and Transportation Committee …

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News roundup: Cherry Hill and bike plan

In the news this morning, Capitol Hill Seattle Blog reports that the City Council is poised to approve an amended version of Swedish’s Cherry Hill campus master plan. Also, NextCity covers SDOT’s scaled-back bike plan, which gets a hearing in front of the Council Tuesday afternoon. Seattle Bike Blog discusses Pronto’s plans for a Ride Free Day, and recounts its up-and-down membership numbers.    

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