Tag: SR 520

ARBORETUM AGREEMENT ON SR 520

July 16th, 2013

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

March 12th, 2013

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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SR 520 BICYCLE AND PEDESTRIAN CONNECTIONS

February 5th, 2013

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

January 11th, 2013

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

September 25th, 2012

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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SR 520 PROJECT MOVES INTO FINAL DECISION MAKING

June 22nd, 2011

On Thursday, June 9, Washington Department of Transportation (WSDOT) published the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the SR 520 Bridge Replacement and HOV Program.  This begins the last stage in a decision making progress that started in 1997.  The next step will be a federal Record of Decision (ROD) and then formal approval of […]

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MOHAI: THE CITY, THE STATE, AND THE MONEY

October 11th, 2010

On Monday, September 27, the Council unanimously adopted an ordinance approving an agreement with the Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI).  MOHAI and the City have been working together to plan a relocation of this important cultural resource for many years, and that cooperation has resulted in a plan to relocate MOHAI to the South […]

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CLIMATE NEUTRALITY: EVALUATING BIG TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS

September 15th, 2010

One of the most formidable challenges in climate policy is to design a transportation system  that minimizes the consumption of carbon.  That challenge is compounded when regional and state leaders are the final arbiters of major capital-intensive projects, and the City’s role is to influence and guide rather than make the final decision. It’s easy […]

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Fast Bus Service Now Is the Right Choice for SR 520

April 26th, 2010

Light rail is a great way to provide transit service connecting dense urban communities. That’s why the region has built it from Seattle to the airport, and is building more lines to Bellevue and Redmond over I-90 and north from downtown to UW and Northgate. However rapid bus transit service will provide a more flexible and effective form of high capacity transit for the 520 corridor.

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