Posts for 'Transportation'

Our Mission: Making it safer and easier to Move Seattle

June 23rd, 2015

Of the critical issues facing the City of Seattle, transportation infrastructure is one of the most urgent to address.  Relieving traffic congestion and making safer streets are the issues I hear about in every neighborhood. It’s true.   Seattle’s hour glass shape makes it challenging to get people and goods through our city efficiently and safely.   […]

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Meet Laura! Guest Post: Change Doesn’t Need to be Painful

June 9th, 2015

This post was written by Laura Robinson, my new Part-Time Temporary Legislative Assistant, who will be helping my office this summer! Laura is currently pursuing a Masters of Divinity at Emory University’s Candler School of Theology in Atlanta, Georgia. Laura grew up in the Columbia City neighborhood and attended Garfield High School. She spent four years living and working in […]

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The Year in Review: Oh the Places We’ve Been and the Path We’re on for 2015!

January 9th, 2015

Thank you so much for helping make 2014 such a powerful year.  It is no secret how much I love this city and my job, and I am proud of the work and accomplishments we are achieving together.  It is an enormous privilege to represent you on City Council. I would like to share with […]

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Thank You Seattle Voters!

November 5th, 2014

I woke up this morning proud that I live in Seattle. Thank you Seattle voters for voting to protect public safety by requiring criminal background checks on gun transactions, to invest in transit, and to improve access to quality preschool for the children in our city.  Thanks especially to all who worked on these successful campaigns […]

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The “No Cap” Option Goes Down in Flames – but Uber and Lyft will Thrive in Seattle

February 28th, 2014

On Thursday, February 27, 2014, my colleagues and I voted on the future of taxis, “for hire” vehicles, and Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) like Uber and Lyft. We all agreed that irrespective of the mode, all drivers need to be trained, cars need to undergo appropriate safety checks, and decent commercial or umbrella insurance coverage […]

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Caps on rideshares, taxis, and for hires? There’s a better way.

February 18th, 2014

In case you didn’t catch it in The Stranger, this is my argument for why we should lift caps on rideshares. Thanks for taking part in the conversation. — Sally A year’s worth of meetings about the future of transportation reached a crescendo this past Friday morning in Seattle City Council chambers. In a room […]

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Deadline is 12/17 for Large Project Program – Apply now!

December 3rd, 2012

The Neighborhood Street Fund (NSF) Large Project Program is now accepting applications for the third and final round of funding from the 2006 voter-approved Bridging the Gap (BTG) Transportation levy. The levy provides $4.5M every three years to select, design and construct larger neighborhood projects identified by the community.  The application is now available on-line, along […]

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Beyond Puget Sound: Building economic strength as a region

October 22nd, 2012

Returning to the Seattle Chamber of Commerce’s Regional Conference at Suncadia this past week was bittersweet for me. It was here, at this time last year, that we lost a dear friend, Senator Scott White. I was so proud that the Chamber established The Senator Scott White Regional Leadership Award, this year awarded to Rep. […]

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Introducing a piece of the Lake-to-Bay Loop

October 17th, 2012

Last Friday I heard from SDOT that people would be able to walk across the West Thomas Street overpass by the end of the day. I haven’t had the experience of making that walk yet, but that doesn’t dampen my enthusiasm about the project’s completion. I’m so glad it’s open. The West Thomas Street Overpass […]

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Proposed 2013 budget keeps greenways and cycle tracks moving forward

October 2nd, 2012

Today, Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) Director Peter Hahn gave his department’s presentation (PDF) to the City Council Budget Committee. (Download the SDOT section or the entire proposed budget from the Mayor for 2013-2014 from this page – see the left navigation pane). SDOT described two categories of investment: Addressing the maintenance backlog (street repair, bridge maintenance and […]

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