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ARBORETUM AGREEMENT ON SR 520

As the SR 520 project continues into final design on the Seattle side, the City has concluded negotiations with the State on the first phase of mitigation funds for the Arboretum. The $7.8 million covered in this agreement will be used to develop a one mile multi-use trail for bicycle and pedestrian access connecting East […]

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PARK LAND AND SR 520: FIRST STEP TAKEN

On Monday, March 11, the Council unanimously approved an ordinance approving a Memorandum of Agreement between the Washington State Department of Transportation, the University of Washington and the City of Seattle that is the first step towards providing full mitigation of the impacts of the SR 520 project on parks and open space. The agreement […]

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PED BIKE BRIDGE OVER SR 520 AT OVERLAKE VILLAGE

This post was originally published in the march edition of my newsletter, Making it Work.  At the Sound Transit Board meeting on Thursday, February 28, the Board approved a resolution creating The Overlake Village Bridge Project, along with two motions agreeing to jointly design the bridge in cooperation with the City of Redmond and approving […]

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SR 520 BICYCLE AND PEDESTRIAN CONNECTIONS

On Monday, February 4, the City Council Committee on the SR 520 Project (a special Committee that includes all nine Councilmembers) unanimously approved a Resolution committing the City to work with WSDOT to improve walking and biking connections on the west side of Lake Washington as the SR 520 project proceeds, including a shared use […]

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MY TOP TEN LIST FOR 2012

2012 was my first year as Chair of the Planning, Land Use, and Sustainability (PLUS) Committee.  I also Chaired the Council’s Special Committees on the SR 520 Project and the Library Levy, and was Vice-Chair of the Special Committee on Yesler Terrace.  I continued to serve as the Council representative on the Sound Transit Board […]

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Postponing Second Montlake Bridge Works for 520 Project

On Monday, September 24, the Council unanimously approved a resolution stating that the proposed Second Montlake Bascule Bridge is not needed in the foreseeable future.  This Bridge, which would be parallel to the current Montlake Bridge, was inserted into the SR 520 Project in hopes that it would allow transit to move efficiently through the […]

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Tolling starts on the 520 Bridge -Tomorrow

I know this news is everywhere, but here’s a friendly reminder that tolling starts on the 520 Bridge between Seattle and the Eastside on December 29. There’s lots of information out there, but here are a few key things to know.  What are the rates? Toll rates vary by time of day and on weekends. […]

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