The Seattle City Council is considering its 2011 budget priorities; make sure they know that you want them to fund complete streets
Avid readers of the blog—and we know that your numbers are legion—may recall an earlier post about Seattle’s woefully-underfunded bicycle and pedestrian master plans, and the citizen-initiated movement to make them those plans a reality and fund transit service in the City. Called “Streets for All,” that movement has been endorsed by the Bicycle Alliance and numerous other organizations.
- Send an email
Send an email to council members telling them that you support the goals of the Streets for All effort, and want to see adequate funding for the Bicycle Master Plan, the Pedestrian Master Plan, and public transit operations. You can do so by going to the Streets for All home page and clicking on “Tell city council your stories.”
- Attend a public hearing
Show your support by going to one of the three public hearings and speaking. Remember, attending an important public hearing is like going to the dentist: it’s not how you’d rather be spending your time, but it’s well worth the effort in the long run.