A proposed expansion of the city’s bike share pilot program passed out of committee this afternoon, even though two Council members believe it still needs work.
This afternoon the City Council heard a preliminary report on a study that SDOT did from July to December last year on the rollout of privately-operated dockless bike share programs in Seattle.
Friday afternoon, Mayor Ed Murray made a surprise announcement that he is re-allocating the funds set aside for the re-launch of the city’s bike share system toward a series of bicycle and pedestrian improvements. And so ends the saga of bike share in Seattle.
Budget chair Tim Burgess’s plan for this year was to use two rounds of discussion to build most of the 2017-2018 budget by consensus, leaving today’s meeting to hash out whatever controversies remain. That is exactly how it played out, and even today’s meeting had few major conflicts.
This morning’s news covers the ongoing debate about the ailing Pronto bike-share program and discussions about workers’ rights.
Today the Council discussed what to do about the ailing Pronto bike share program.
The big news this morning (well, besides Russell Wilson in the Pro Bowl) is the upcoming Council deliberations on what to do with Pronto, the money-losing bike share program.