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Record No: Res 31826    Version: Council Bill No:
Type: Resolution (Res) Status: Adopted
Current Controlling Legislative Body Sustainability and Transportation Committee
Ordinance No:
Title: A RESOLUTION relating to the Seattle Center City Bike Network; establishing an implementation schedule for Seattle Department of Transportation delivery of capital projects that are elements of the Center City Bike Network; and requesting quarterly status updates to the Chair of the Sustainability and Transportation Committee through 2019.
Sponsors: Mike O'Brien
Attachments: 1. Att B - Contextual Guidance for High-Comfort Bicycle Facilities, December 2017
Supporting documents: 1. Att A - Seattle City Center Bike Network Map, 2. Summary and Fiscal Note, 3. Proposed Substitute v3 (added; 7/31/18), 4. Proposed Substitute v2 (updated; 7/30/18), 5. Presentation
CITY OF SEATTLE
RESOLUTION __________________
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A RESOLUTION relating to the Seattle Center City Bike Network; establishing an implementation schedule for Seattle Department of Transportation delivery of capital projects that are elements of the Center City Bike Network; and requesting quarterly status updates to the Chair of the Sustainability and Transportation Committee through 2019.
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WHEREAS, the safety, health, economic, environmental, space efficiency, and equity benefits of bicycling as a viable form of transportation, and investing in safe bike infrastructure that is comfortable for people of all ages, languages, ethnicities, gender, race and abilities, are well established, and reflected in city transportation, climate and land use policies; and
WHEREAS, the effects of climate change have a disproportionate impact on communities of color, negatively affecting family and public health outcomes; and
WHEREAS, in 2013 The City of Seattle (City) adopted the Climate Action Plan, which recommends prioritizing transit, walking, and biking over auto travel, with a goal to triple the amount of bicycling from 2007 levels by 2017; and
WHEREAS, in 2014 the City adopted the Bicycle Master Plan, to create a citywide connected network of cycle tracks, protected bike lanes, trail, and greenways with a goal of quadrupling ridership by 2030; and
WHEREAS, demographic information shows that current ridership correlates with current demographics across the city, except by gender, where there is an overrepresentation of male-identified riders, which survey data shows is due to a lack of safe options for cycling; and
WHEREAS, studies have found that Black and Latinx cyclists make up a rapidly growing segment of the riding population; and
WHEREAS, a recent study found that barriers to cycling include that fewer than 20 percent of adult Black and Latinx cyclists and non-cyclists feel comfortable in existing bicycle lanes, and that adult Black and Latinx cyclists and n...

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