The City of Burien is seeking to create a temporary Transportation Benefit District on this November’s Ballot.  It’s a $25 vehicle license fee to fund bicycle and pedestrian improvements.

Any time there’s a step towards making motorists pay the true costs of their driving while encouraging other modes, that’s something that STB can get behind.  Vote YES on City of Burien Proposition 1.

On a side note, it’s good to see the American Heart Association mobilize on these issues.  Getting people to use cars less has enormously positive public health consequences.

Our (updated) election cheat sheet is here.

5 Replies to “One More Endorsement”

  1. Cheers, thanks for calling attention to this. We have a chance in Burien to demonstrate to other suburban cities that there is a pent-up demand for better, safer walking and biking routes.

    This isn’t the only good thing going on in Burien–we also have major downtown transit-oriented development coming up in the next few years and possibly a RapidRide line connecting us to Tukwila and Renton. If we pass the Transportation Benefit District, that would cement our reputation as one of the most forward-looking suburban cities on transportation and land use. Fingers crossed.

  2. I know my vote is down for this already, I can only hope that voters with cars can see the benefit that something like this would provide.

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