The day before a pedestrian-safety demonstration is scheduled in West Seattle (WSB coverage here), City Councilmember Nick Licata is having a forum at City Hall about pedestrian/bicycle issues – read on:
Full text of Licata’s announcement:
I am sending you this notice about a Public Forum I’m sponsoring on Monday evening,
October 6th in City Hall’s Bertha Knight Room to propose how Seattle can
dramatically increase building new sidewalks and fund the recommendations of the
Bicycle Master Plan and the Pedestrian Master Plan.
There are over 500 miles of roads in Seattle without sidewalks. The City needs to
start providing them so citizens can better access transit stops, schools and local
I am proposing that $43 million be directed toward this objective and other work
identified in the Bicycle Master Plan and the Pedestrian Master Plans. The funds
would come from shifting the proposed $200 million two-way Mercer Project with six
traffic lanes and 2 parking lanes to a far less costly, previously adopted solution.
Bring your neighbors and friends. It should be a great evening to talk about
creating a better more walkable Seattle.