Posts for 'Transportation'

Portland’s Neighborhood Greenways Worth Emulating

March 9th, 2011

Last week we joined our fellow Councilmembers, the Mayor, and several local business leaders on a trip to Portland to learn more about their transportation system. One of our favorite parts – and not just because we got to ride our bikes – was a tour of Portland’s “Neighborhood Greenways.” Portland has connected specific neighborhood […]

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Monday’s Special Committee: the deep-bore tunnel project

February 25th, 2011

At 9:30am on Monday, at a special full council meeting of the Seattle City Council will be voting on whether to overturn the Mayor’s veto on C.B. 117101, which would authorize the City to execute the agreements with the Washington State Department of Transportation, allowing them to proceed with the deep-bore tunnel project. I believe […]

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Affirming Neighborhood Plan Updates

September 20th, 2010

Can you believe it is September already?  In April, the Council passed a resolution outlining next steps for the three neighborhood plan updates in Othello, North Rainier and North Beacon Hill. The next steps included the May Action planning meetings that many of you attended. The results from those meetings have been incorporated into action-plans […]

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Carbon Neutrality Community Forum Video Link

September 16th, 2010

Just a quick note to let you know the video of Tuesday night’s community forum is posted on the Seattle Channel. Click here to view: http://www.seattlechannel.org/videos/video.asp?ID=2331058 Thank you to everyone who attended or contributed to the success of this event! We have quite a bit of work ahead of us, and I look forward to […]

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Carbon Neutrality Initiative launches website!

July 27th, 2010

This morning the Council received a briefing on the Carbon Neutrality Initiative and our website went live! It’s still a little bare-bones, but we hope it will grow and soon become the hub for communications for folks helping Seattle become a carbon neutral city. In the interim we have created a Facebook Fan Page  and you […]

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Proposed changes to upcoming Alaskan Way Viaduct agreement

July 19th, 2010

A quick update on the next steps on the deep-bore tunnel contracts the city is preparing to sign with the state. Today (7-19) the weekly viaduct committee will convene after our regular council meeting around 2:30pm. There is no confirmation on when legislation will be introduced, but I expect it will be either today or […]

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AWV Recommendations from the Seattle Bicycle Advisory Board

July 16th, 2010

Seattle Bicycle Advisory Board Alaskan Way Viaduct Recommendations

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40% Chance AWV Tunnel will go over budget

July 15th, 2010

This entry discusses the potential risks the State is exposing Seattle to with the Alaskan Way Viaduct deep bore tunnel project. There are limitations in current agreements that should concern people because it would leave Seattle on the hook for these overruns.

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Managing Risk vs. Managing Costs

May 26th, 2010

At a press briefing on Tuesday, I shared some of my current thinking about cost overruns on the Alaskan Way Viaduct replacement project. The conversation with press was a good chance to step back from the sound bites being thrown around and to talk in plain terms about the risk being assumed – by both […]

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Walk Bike Ride

May 14th, 2010

This past Tuesday, Mayor McGinn launched the Walk Bike Ride initiative alongside Streets for All Seattle; I missed the kickoff because I was chairing the Seattle Public Utilities and Neighborhoods Committee. The initiative is a multi-year effort to fund projects and programs promoting walking, biking and riding transit in Seattle. This effort confirms what we’ve […]

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