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4 responses to “Walk, Bike, Ride yes. Spend? Um, er…”

  1. Adam Bejan Parast

    I not one to be confused about Seattle’s transportation politics but I’m completely lost when it comes to the Streets for all Seattle and Walk, Bike, Ride. I’ll give the mayor the benifit of the doubt to right now all it looks like he is doing is trying to double count projects that have already been in the world for years. I think the mayor sees everything related to transportation in the lens of the deep bore tunnel. If he stops that project he sees ~4.5 billion freed up for other transportation projects. I think it is a bit optimisitic to say that the state is just going to reprogram that money into what the city wants but Mayor Nickels and Ron Sims basically screwed us when it comes to that.

  2. Anne

    Nice post, Paul.
    I like your Steve Jobs reference. Yes, getting people to “think different” is key. And maybe saying it over and over and over and setting an example by riding bikes and taking buses and light rail is the most effective way for McGinn to get people to think different.

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  4. M Mueller

    Getting car and industrial/truck traffic off the surface streets and into a tunnel under the city is very pro bicyclist. When surface streets are packed with cars, buses and trucks simply trying to pass through our city then it is not safe for us bicyclists! The tunnel will allow a large volume of cars trucks and buses to bypass the city core. If Seattle reduces the volume of traffic on surface streets then it is possible to dedicate more lane space for bicycles! We must continue to reduce the number of cars and industrial traffic in downtown Seattle and the surrounding neighborhoods.

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