Posts for 'Transportation'

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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Thoughts on 520 and consultant report

April 5th, 2010

I wanted to share some thoughts on the consultant report while they are fresh on my mind.  Require that the state manage 520  to maintain Seattle’s standard of performance.  I propose requiring that the HOV lanes move at a minimum of 45mph during rush hour 95% of the time, and we require the state to report […]

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Opportunities on Linden Avenue

March 31st, 2010

On Friday, I took a walking tour of Linden Ave. N between 130th and 145th -partof the Broadview/Bitter Lake/Haller Lake neighborhood that is scheduled for a neighborhood plan update in 2010.  I was joined by members of the community, staff from the Department of Neighborhoods (DON), and Deputy Mayor Daryl Smith, among others.  I have […]

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Water, water everywhere

March 26th, 2010

On Tuesday, I participated in a forum hosted by Publicola with Representative Deb Eddy, 48th LD to discuss the future of SR 520.  The audience included Rep. Judy Clibborn, 41st LD and chair of the house transportation committee, and fellow councilmember Tim Burgess.  I enjoyed discussing this project, and my concerns about the future of […]

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Monday update

March 22nd, 2010

Update on special meetings, 520 forum, and the upcoming episode of Council Edition.

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