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As the Seattle City Council gets ready to propose tweaks to Mayor Bruce Harrell's proposed Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) budget, at the top of the list is traffic safety spending. Not only will this be Mayor Harrell's first budget, but also the first budget after the deadliest year...
While much of the media may have convinced itself that Seattle City Council radically defunded the police, it didn't. What Council did do was make some tweaks around the edges and engage in some budgetary magic to reduce the police budget while maintaining public safety spending overall in other...
Lane width helps to control speed on urban streets. People driving tend to slow when streets are narrow. Urban Streets The National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) recommends a default of 10-foot lanes. “Lane widths of 10 feet are appropriate in urban areas and have a positive impact on a street’s safety without...