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.
With the Council heads-down on the budget (me too), there isn’t much news this Friday morning.
This afternoon’s vote on the secure scheduling ordinance tops this morning’s news coverage.
So much going on this morning, including reports from yesterday’s committee hearing on police staffing, tour bus regulations, and more.
Just when you thought that the Pronto bikeshare system would be out of the spotlight for a little while, it’s back with a vengeance.
This morning’s news includes a preview of a Council hearing this morning on encroachments onto Parks land, an interview with Council member Burgess about Pronto, and discussion of possible legislation on secure scheduling.
Yesterday’s Council hearings on the SODO Arena have everyone’s attention this morning. Plus, more on the Pronto buyout.
Yesterday’s vote to buy out the ailing Pronto bike-share system tops the news this morning, but the SODO Arena hearings today take up a lot of column-inches as well.
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.