Why vote for Prop 1 – Move Seattle?

Why would we want to move Seattle?  Where would we move it to? We like it right here surrounded by the Sound, Elliott Bay, the Duwamish, and last but not least, White Center.

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Only a small percentage of it will go specifically to bike route safety improvements, but we need efficient buses, safe bridges and basic street paving, too, for a balanced, safe, effective transportation network that works for everybody on foot, on a bike, in a bus, truck or car.

For travel by bike in and from WS, the levy includes these projects that are high priority for us:

  • greenway routes on 34th and 36th;
  • Fauntleroy Boulevard separated bike lanes in the Triangle area;
  • separated and protected bike lanes on East Marginal Way S from Spokane Street north to the Portside Trail to downtown,
  • a multi-use path on East Marginal Way S, south of S Spokane;
  • work on the Admiral Way bridges that will lead to wider bridges with room for bike lanes;
  • safe routes to school projects starting at Highland Park, West Seattle, and Concord elementary schools.

These improvements will get more people using bikes more often, and will help keep West Seattle moving.