(WSB photo from Friday: TV crew examining Pronto station outside City Hall downtown)
3:38 PM MONDAY: With some changes, the much-discussed Pronto bike-share buyout has just won Seattle City Council approval, 7-2, with West Seattle/South Park City Councilmember Lisa Herbold voting “no” (along with at-large Councilmember Tim Burgess). Herbold said, among other things, that she didn’t think it was wise for the city to buy equipment they wouldn’t likely want to keep. Among the amendments that passed was one by West Seattle-residing at-large Councilmember Lorena González, as noted and tweeted by Seattle Times reporter Daniel Beekman:
This amendment by @CMLGonzalez requiring @seattledot work w/ low-income populations and communities of color passes https://t.co/VnMYyEFqzW
— Daniel Beekman (@DBeekman) March 14, 2016
So far, there is no definite plan to expand the bike-sharing program to the peninsula. We’ll add the summary and meeting video later when they’re available.
ADDED TUESDAY: Here’s the meeting video, as published on the Seattle Channel website today:
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