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.
Some quick hits from this morning’s Council Briefing, mostly about new legislation about to be introduced.
It’s all about the committees this week in Council Chamber, especially on Tuesday.
Yesterday’s announcement by Council member O’Brien tops the news this morning.
The unsanctioned homeless encampment known as the Jungle is back in the news this morning. Plus much more…
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 to try to explain their reasons.
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It was a pretty tepid day in Council Chamber, but here are a few interesting tidbits worth noting.
The Council will be pushing forward on a number of fronts this week, including the confirmation hearings for Sam Assefa, the 2035 Comprehensive Plan, the Bicycle Master Plan, and Sound Transit 3. Also, there’s a book you should read.