Comments from WSCC Members Requested on Proposed Transportation Levy


Fellow West Seattle Chamber Members –


The Government Affairs Committee of the WS Chamber has been monitoring an important transportation levy that will likely appear on the ballot in the November election.  This levy would be funded by a significant property tax increase and would result in approximately $900M in transportation funding over 9 years. 

Because the levy includes specific projects that the revenue generated will fund, the Chamber would like to give some feedback to SDOT and Seattle City Council to make sure our membership is heard and the West Seattle transportation needs are adequately addressed in the event that the levy does pass. As we complete our evaluation of the projects listed for West Seattle, we would like to hear the perspective of all interested members. 

Please take a moment to review the proposed levy information below and send your comments to Lynn Dennis (lynn@wschamber.com) by Monday, April 20th. 

Sincerely,

Your West Seattle Chamber Government Affairs Committee

 

 Information on the Transportation Levy:


Specific list of WS projects as provided by SDOT:
 

Bridge Replacement
  • E Duwamish Waterway North Bridge Replacement
Bridge Seismic Retrofit
  • Admiral Way North Bridge
  • Admiral Way North Bridge
  • Admiral Way South Bridge
  • Delridge Way Pedestrian Bridge
  • SW Andover Pedestrian Bridge
Multimodal Corridor Project (including Bus Rapid Transit Investment)
  • Delridge Way SW

Bicycle Master Plan Implementation
  • 24th Ave SW Greenway
  • 34th Ave SW Greenway
  • 8th Ave S Protected Bike Lane
  • 36th Ave SW Greenway
  • Fauntleroy Way SW Protected Bike Lane
  • SW Admiral Way Protected Bike Lane
  • SW Brandon/SW Juneau St Greenway
Arterial Paving
  • 35th Ave SW from Avalon to Roxbury
  • SW Avalon from Spokane to 35th
  • SW Roxbury St from 35th to 16th
Corridor Safety Project
  • 35th Ave SW
  • SW Roxbury St
City-wide projects that would benefit WS 
  • Safe Routes to School projects and education touching every public school in Seattle
  • Crosswalk repainting every four years
  • Repairing damaged sidewalks
  • Curb ramp and crossing improvements
  • Paving spot improvements
  • Bus speed and reliability spot improvements
  • Optimized traffic signal timing on corridors
  • Building new sidewalks on priority transit corridors
  • Installing bicycle parking spots
  • Freight mobility spot improvements
  • Neighborhood priority projects implemented through the Neighborhood Street Fund
  • Tree planting
  • Tree pruning rapid response