Recent Streetsblog USA posts about Seattle

Washington state voters passed a ballot initiative Tuesday that will severely limit the state's ability to maintain and expand its vaunted transportation systems.

Seattle Sues To Keep Car Tabs And Save Transit

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Seattle leaders are not wasting any time to stymie a statewide ballot measure voters approved on Tuesday, announcing a lawsuit to block Initiative 976, which could drain tens of billions in transportation funding across the entire state by reducing annual vehicle registration fees. King County Executive Dow Constantine along with Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan and […]
Activists want San Francisco to consider car free zones in neighborhoods like the Tenderloin where a spate of pedestrian injuries and deaths have occurred this year.

Car-Free Zones Eyed in SF, Elsewhere

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A string of pedestrian injuries and deaths in San Francisco’s Tenderloin district has spurred city leaders to demand a ban on cars in some densely populated neighborhoods — the latest in a nascent and long-overdue move by activists nationwide to get reckless drivers off at least a tiny handful of city streets. San Francisco Supervisor […]