After reading the Seattle Times article on Mayor Nickels proposal to use millions of dollars on the Mercer Street Project and to improve the Spokane Street viaduct connection to West Seattle (where the mayor lives), I got to wondering how all the millions of dollars we approved in the Bridging the Gap levy were used.
Here’s a link to the report. Apparently, the CD got a new stop light in front of Garfield High School. No new bike lanes, sidewalk repairs, turn signals, transit shelters, or pedestrian improvements were needed in the CD. If you disagree, you may want to contact the Bridging the Gap folks and let them know we’d like to see a little money spent in our neighborhood. They are currently finalizing the 2009/10 workplan and will post it online at the end of January.
The report lists the Point of Contact as:
Bridging the Gap Community Outreach Advisor
Update (1/21/09): The Neighborhood Street Fund Application went live on the City’s website yesterday. Anyone can suggest improvements. See the web site for more details.
Update (1/27/09): Ted Devina, City of Seattle Neighborhood Outreach, provideda more detailed map of BTG projects in the CD.