PubliCola dives into the details of the mayor’s proposed $13 million Walk Bike Ride Plan. Of that, $5 million is expected in 2011 and pedestrian projects would get the largest piece at over $2 million.
Mayor McGinn’s office sent out this information about the budget:
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 (2012)
- Crown Hill: 18th Ave NW sidewalks between NW 85th and NW 89th St (2012)
- 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 improvements.
- 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:
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
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