[nfbwatlk] FW: Funding for Walk Bike Ride in 2011/2012 Budget

Jacob Struiksma lawnmower84 at hotmail.com
Tue Sep 28 08:01:38 UTC 2010



 Walk Bike Ride

Today, the mayor proposed his 2011/2012

This budget includes more support for walking, biking, and transit. We'll
need your help in order for Seattle to be an equitable, healthy, and safe
city for people that walk, bike, and ride.

Walk Bike Ride includes an increase of over $5 million dollars in 2011 of
funding for pedestrians, bicyclist, and transit riders, and an increase of
over $8 million in 2012. Though the need is far greater than this amount,
these funds will still provide a big benefit for neighborhoods across
Seattle. Visit
our website for details of Walk Bike Ride projects included in the budget.
We've also included a summary of the Walk Bike Ride package below. The
proposed increase in revenue is made up of a raise in the commercial parking
tax (a tax on commercial parking lots) and a vehicle license fee. These
funds can only be used for transportation projects.

The future of these Walk Bike Ride projects now lies with the City Council,
who is taking public comment on what your priorities are.

Please let them know that supporting funding increases for Walk Bike Ride is
important to you.

You can do this in two ways:

1.	Make your comment online at

2.	Tell the City Council what's important to you in person, at one of
the three public hearings they've scheduled. Never testified before? Read
our guide. 

Wednesday, September 29
Northgate Community Center Gym
10510 5th Ave NE, 98125
5 p.m. Sign-in
5:30 p.m. Public Hearing

Wednesday, October 13
The Brockey Center at South Seattle Community College
6000 16th Avenue SW, 98106
5 p.m. Sign-in
5:30 p.m. Public Hearing

Tuesday, October 26
Seattle City Hall
Council Chambers, 2nd floor
600 Fourth Avenue, 98104
5 p.m. Sign-in
5:30 p.m. Public Hearing

What's in the Walk Bike Ride package? More funding for:

Safe, Healthy Neighborhoods

*	More Neighborhood
Street Fund projects that will improve neighborhoods. These projects have
undergone an extensive ranking process involving district councils,
neighborhood residents, and the Bridging the Gap Oversight Committee. These
projects include: 

*	Cedar Park: NE 12th St: new sidewalk between Sand Point and 35th Ave
NE (2011) 

*	Central District: E Union pedestrian and bike improvements between E
Madison and 13th St (2011) 

*	South Park: 8th Ave South: new sidewalk between S Director and S
Concord Streets (2011) 

*	Arbor Heights: 35th Ave SW sidewalk between SW 97th and 104th St

*	Crown Hill: 18th Ave NW sidewalks between NW 85th and NW 89th St

*	Pioneer Square: 3rd Ave S sidewalk repair between Prefontaine Pl S
and S Washington St (2012) 

*	Full funding for the Linden
Ave North Complete Streets project. 

*	Projects that speed up implementation of the Bicycle and Pedestrian
Master Plans. This means more sidewalks, bike facilities, crossing
improvements, stairways, pedestrian lighting, and other neighborhood

*	Getting started on the creation of a bikeshare
program in Seattle. 

A Dependable, Connected Transportation System

*	A boost to larger projects that have a bigger impact. Projects
receiving funding include: 

*	The
Lake to Bay Loop Urban Trail 

*	Bike/pedestrian
improvements on the Ballard Bridge 

*	The
Chief Sealth Trail 

*	The
Mountains to Sound Greenway Trail 

Frequent, Reliable Transit

*	Completion of the Transit
Master Plan and potential early implementation of recommendations 

Creating Great Places

*	Support for Summer
Streets events in 2011/2012 

We hope you can help us make Seattle a better place. Thank you.


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