Dear Seattle City Council,
People are dying and being seriously injured on our streets.
Seattle has a Vision Zero goal to reduce traffic-related deaths, but there is not enough money to improve our streets quickly.
We need at least $3 million in this year's budget to give Seattle Department of Transportation the ability to make spot improvements at unsafe intersections and improve safety on hazardous streets. Traffic-calming measures could include crosswalks, curb bulbs, speed humps, and diverters that make streets safer for people walking and biking. We need to make those changes to known problem areas before tragedies occur again.
As our elected leaders, please allocate an additional $3 million of the 2017 budget to fund safer streets in the Vision Zero program.