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The city’s deploying some interesting strategies to re-think parking.
The Urbanist and West Seattle Blog have details. Some Seattle reps are
balking at the property tax piece of ST3 funding. Nobody wants to actually
run for a City Council seat, but if you make it a job application, folks will come out of the woodwork [$], apparently. Shiny new,
adjustable-rate smart parking meters are being installed in Pioneer Square. Is Bertha ready to get going again? SDOT wants
more study. The reservation system for San Juan ferries is
off to a bad start. It
sounds cool to build a bridge made out of old aircraft carriers, but it’s probably a bad idea. The City is
determined not to get caught flat-footed by another fish-truck-apocalypse. House Dems
transportation plan features a 12-cent gas tax. An amendment led by Rep. Gael Tarleton (D-Ballard) would
fund $12M for reliability improvements on Metro Routes 40, 44, 48, and 67. Another amendment from Rep. Tarleton (same
link) would complete a complete walk/bike “loop” trail between West Seattle and Ballard. No word on whether a bridge of aircraft carriers across Elliot Bay would be required to complete said loop. Old 707 fuselages, perhaps? The
Hack the Commute Championship Round will take place April 29. Water main damaged by Bertha repairs is getting
fixed [$]. But who will pick up the tab? Charging
fares on Island Transit. San Francisco gets all the headlines, but the
horrendous land use policies of Silicon Valley are a bigger problem. Meanwhile in Seattle, developers are
happy to hit the Mayor’s goal of 50,000 new units. Getting excited about
Mt. Baker Town Center.
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