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Well-striped crosswalk
If you're a fan of walking or master plans, then you'll probably be pretty excited to hear that the city released its Pedestrian

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Walk This Way

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Well-striped crosswalk
If you're a fan of walking or master plans, then you'll probably be pretty excited to hear that the city released its Pedestrian Master Plan last night. (This just after news of its big crosswalk busts.) Using its Bridging the Gap levy money voters approved in 2006, the city is looking to spend $41 million on new infrastructure (including 26 blocks of new sidewalks a year) and $19 million on maintenance (sidewalk repair, crosswalk re-striping). The Seattle Times has a good summary of some of the projects.

One of the most fun parts of the Master Plan's website is the amazingly comprehensive maps, showing potential pedestrian demand, the distribution of residents who can't afford cars or have obesity problems or disabilities, important streets for connecting elements of the transportation network, roads that aren't good for walking along, intersections that aren't good for walking across, and all sorts of combinations of the above.

Meanwhile, our neighbors in Vancouver (BC) are getting ready to re-purpose two lanes of a busy six lane bridge for pedestrians and bicyclists.

 
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