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Tag: Pedestrian Safety

Urban Politics #347 – My Bold New Plan for Pedestrian Safety Downtown

April 1st, 2014

I’m introducing legislation to wrap foam padding around poles along sidewalks to reduce physical harm to inattentive pedestrian texters.


Urban Politics #278: Pedestrian Safety

June 8th, 2009

Last month, the Seattle City Council’s Joint Pedestrian Safety and Transportation Committee got a look at the recommendations for Seattle’s first Pedestrian Master Plan.


Urban Politics #253: Speed Cameras and Pedestrian Saftey

April 15th, 2008

In the Seattle City Council’s Pedestrian Safety Advisory Committee on April 1, the Council got some good news about one of its 2008 budget proposals.

The 2005 Washington State Legislature has authorized the use of photo detection to enforce speed limits in school zones. The same year they also authorized red-light camera enforcement. As Public Safety Committee Chair, I led the City Council to quickly use this authority (See Urban Politics 243).