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Record No: Res 31898    Version: Council Bill No:
Type: Resolution (Res) Status: Full Council Agenda Ready
Current Controlling Legislative Body Sustainability and Transportation Committee
On agenda: 9/3/2019
Ordinance No:
Title: A RESOLUTION requesting that the Seattle Department of Transportation develop a budget proposal for creating on-street bike and e-scooter parking.
Sponsors: Mike O'Brien
Supporting documents: 1. Summary and Fiscal Note, 2. Proposed Amendment 1 (added; 8/16/19), 3. Proposed Amendment 2 (added; 8/16/19)
CITY OF SEATTLE
RESOLUTION __________________
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A RESOLUTION requesting that the Seattle Department of Transportation develop a budget proposal for creating on-street bike and e-scooter parking.
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WHEREAS, The City of Seattle ("City") is committed to investing in and improving all modes of transportation; and
WHEREAS, the Seattle Department of Transportation's (SDOT) 2018 Bicycle Parking Guidelines state: "Safe and secure bicycle parking is a key amenity that encourages people to bike to work, [to] school, or to run errands. Bicycling is good for one's health, it's an affordable transportation option, and it's environmentally friendly. To encourage ridership there is a need for convenient short-term (4 hours or less) and long-term (more than 4 hours) bicycle parking facilities; after all, there can only be as many people biking as there are safe places to leave a bike"; and
WHEREAS, SDOT's 2018 Bicycle Parking Guidelines state that "[c]onvenient bike racks provide an amenity for customers and businesses benefit by making it more convenient for people riding bicycles to patronize their establishment"; and
WHEREAS, nationwide we have seen a dramatic increase in the use of shared mobility options like bikes and e-scooters; and
WHEREAS, according to the National Association of City Transportation Officials, since 2010, Americans have taken 207 million trips on shared bikes and e-scooters; and
WHEREAS, 84 million trips were taken nationwide on shared bikes and e-scooters in 2018 alone, 38.5 million of those trips being on an e-scooter; and
WHEREAS, according to SDOT's Bike Master Plan 2019-2024 Implementation Plan, ridership has increased from under 100,000 rides on selected routes (Spokane St. Bridge, Fremont Bridge, Elliott Bay Trail, and 2nd Avenue) in January 2017 to 150,000 rides on the same selected routes in January 2019; and
WHEREAS, most shared bikes and e-scooters are currently parked on sidewalks; and
WHEREAS, Seattle's sidewalks are increasingly ...

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