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Big Wins Last Week in City Council for the MASS Coalition! Next Steps 9/20

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BIG WIN!

Thanks to your advocacy, the first three pieces of the Move All Seattle Sustainably (MASS) Transportation Package passed UNANIMOUSLY through City Council!

We have the energy and momentum to pass the remainder of the package by the end of the year — Save the Date for our next big push on Friday, September 20, 2:00 pm for several important policy improvements for people walking and rolling.

Huge thanks to Councilmembers Mike O’Brien, Abel Pacheco, and Teresa Mosqueda for sponsoring these three critical pieces of the MASS Transportation Package, and to the rest of the council for voting to pass them! Thank them at Council@Seattle.gov or @SeattleCouncil!

WHAT PASSED:

  1. A Bicycle Safety Ordinance making it harder for politicians to delay or delete bike projects.
  2. A resolution requesting full funding for Bicycle Implementation Plan projects, including the Beacon Ave Trail, Martin Luther King Jr. Way, the Georgetown-to-South Park Trail, the SODO-to-Georgetown connection, and two-way bike lanes on 4th Ave downtown.
  3. A resolution requesting that SDOT build off-sidewalk bike and scooter parking (in-street bike corrals) to ensure pedestrian access on sidewalks, especially for those of us with disabilities.

 

We’re not done yet.

 

We packed the council chambers and sent hundreds of emails, and together we showed the strength of community support behind sustainable transportation measures. And this is just the beginning.

Next, we’re pushing some important pedestrian policy improvements. We need you on Friday, September 20, at 2:00 pm as these policies are discussed by the Sustainability and Transportation Committee.

Email the Mayor and Councilmembers now to show your support.

These are the first of twelve total pieces of the MASS Transportation Package — which includes policy reforms and investments in sidewalks, bus lanes, and bike paths that will help you get where you need to go safely and efficiently. Find out more about the package in this interview.

We need to connect Seattle’s diverse and vibrant neighborhoods, minimize reliance on private vehicles, create walkable and roll-able communities, and ensure safe and equitable access to transportation for all people, particularly for those who have been historically and are currently under-served. Please support the MASS Transportation Package 2019.

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Thank you for your continued advocacy!

 

Clara Cantor
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Community Organizer
Seattle Neighborhood Greenways
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