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Tag: sidewalks

Urban Politics #262: Should the City Spend $43 Million on Citywide Transportation Improvements or on a Two-Way Mercer Boulevard?

September 30th, 2008

This UP announces an October 6 forum on the Mercer Project, and my proposal to redirect $43 million. A longer background explanation of the project follows, for those who are interested.


Urban Politics #242: Downtown Sidewalks & City Hall Art

December 3rd, 2007

I have heard from a number of citizens that construction downtown has resulted in a crazy patchwork of sidewalk closures which discourages walking if not making it dangerous because of the additional street crossings.

In response I have asked our Seattle Dept of Transportation, SDOT, to be more aggressive in keeping these downtown sidewalks open as much as possible and to look at best practices that other cities are using to see if we could adopt them here.