Dear Elected Leaders,
I’m frustrated to learn that a package of solutions that would move 10,000 more people per hour, increase safety for all, keep our economy thriving, and move us towards a stable climate may be delayed. The region spent two years and millions of dollars crafting a bold solution to downtown Seattle’s impending mobility crisis. Please keep the full package of improvements intact, including building the 4th Ave protected bike lanes on schedule.
Bike lanes are not just an amenity that 21st century companies demand; the city forecasts that over 110,000 daily trips will be made by bike by 2023 if bike lanes are not delayed. That’s 110,000 frozen-fish-proof trips.
I urge you to keep the full package of improvements together and on schedule so that we can move forward together as a city and a region.