On a 7-2 vote, the City Council voted today to acquire the remaining assets of the Pronto bikeshare system, putting it on a new path to operate — and eventually expand — managed by the Seattle Department of Transportation.
Three big topics in the news this morning: the corrected vote on the Pronto bikeshare system, the Chamber of Commerce’s lawsuit against the city over allowing Uber drivers to unionize, and the Mayor’s proposal for the housing levy.
As advertised, the Sustainability and Transportation Committee had a long discussion on whether to bail out the ailing Pronto bikeshare system, with a deep division emerging and in the end no consensus.
The future of the Pronto bikeshare system will play out tomorrow in the Sustainability and Transportation Committee Meeting through a set of dueling amendments.
This afternoon’s discussion of the ailing Pronto bikeshare system had a little bit of everything: split opinion in public comments, financial wonkiness, city staff being grilled, and one eyebrow-raising revelation.
No big stories today, but plenty of City Council news nonetheless.
With the ailing Pronto bikeshare system up for consideration again tomorrow, discussion has popped up in the news again. Also ongoing coverage of responses to the homelessness crisis.