Save Vision Zero
We want to be at zero deaths per year but we are not improving - we are not moving fast enough to protect pedestrians and cyclists.
Let's work together to ensure that Protected Bike Lanes continue to be built and that we don't abandon this important work.
Access to Light Rail
District 4 is getting a new light rail station and we need to ensure that it is easily accessible by everyone.
For those who live too far from the station to walk, I would like to see the number of protected bike parking spots increased.
Pedestrian access near the station should be made safe from cars and I am open to ideas to turn parts of Brooklyn Ave into pedestrian zones. We have had very little vehicle traffic for the last couple years due to the construction and I think it has demonstrated that Brooklyn could be more useful as a pedestrian corridor.
We must also decriminalize fare evasion. Yes, fines should be charged to discourage evasion, but there should be no way for those fines to escalate to the point of charging someone with a crime.
Not all of our sidewalks and intersections are ADA compliant and some of them are in unacceptable condition.
Some of the red-light camera revenue has been redirected from improving pedestrian safety to the general subfund. We should use this technology for its initial purpose: to raise funds to improve infrastructure in neighborhoods. We should not being using it as a general tax.
I am inspired by New York City's decision to convert streets to walkways and pedestrian-friendly areas.
I believe we should look to repeat their success. I support and want to expand the U-District Green Streets Concept Plans.
I would also like to improve the Fairview Waterway Path in Eastlake, improved so that bikers are not forced to detour around parking lots.
More Personal Mobility Devices
I am proud to live in a city that has multiple bike share programs.
I want Seattle to welcome innovative ways of moving around, including electric scooters and other devices.
Bike Lanes vs Parking Spaces
Seattle is a constrained city, and adding bike lanes often means reducing the amount of on-street parking.
Parking impact studies must do a better job of measuring and accounting for new construction when making decisions.
New residential developments must include adequate off-street parking for new residents.