Seattle is one of the fastest growing cities in the country, and our transportation system is critical to our quality of life and economic vitality. Earlier this month, Mayor Ed Murray introduced Move Seattle — his ten-year transportation vision that integrates our long-term plans for walking, biking, transit, and freight and sets forth a holistic approach to meeting Seattle’s needs today and tomorrow.
To help make that vision a reality, the city will need to identify a replacement for the current Bridging the Gap levy that expires at the end of 2015. Today, Mayor Murray and SDOT Director Scott Kubly announced a proposal for a new levy – the Transportation Levy to Move Seattle.
The proposed nine-year, $900 million levy aims to take care of the basics by maintaining our streets, bridges, and sidewalks, while also investing in the future with improvements that give us more travel choices to move more people and goods in and around Seattle.
We’d like to get your input and reaction to this draft proposal before Mayor Murray sends it to the Seattle City Council in May. The City will need to submit a final levy proposal to King County by early August for it to be on the ballot in November 2015.
Your participation matters. Help shape our transportation future:
Visit www.seattle.gov/LevytoMoveSeattle to:
- Take the Transportation Levy Proposal Priorities Survey
- Sign up for email updates
- Get more details about the levy proposal
- Check out our full public outreach calendar – we’ll be adding more events
Attend an upcoming community conversation to talk directly with staff about the proposal and your transportation priorities:
Saturday, March 28:
- New Holly Gathering Hall (7054 32nd Ave S, Seattle 98118): 10 AM –12 PM
Monday, March 30:
- Roosevelt High School (1410 NE 66th St, Seattle 98115): 6 – 8 PM
Tuesday, March 31:
- West Seattle High School (3000 California Ave SW, Seattle 98116): 6 – 8 PM
Learn more at www.seattle.gov/LevytoMoveSeattle