2018-2019 Transportation Woes

2018-2019 Transportation Woes

During Mayor Durkan’s term as mayor, the Seattle Department of Transportation canceled several bicycle lanes and green-way projects that had been planned in previous years under the city’s comprehensive bicycle plan and funded in the 2015 Move Seattle levy. 

In response, several cycling advocacy groups and city council members protested Durkan’s decision-making on bicycle issues.

She has also been critical of scooter-sharing, with Seattle maintaining its ban on electric scooter-sharing apps, unlike other major U.S. cities.

In March 2018, Durkan halted planning work on the Central City Connector streetcar project, which would link the South Lake Union and First Hill lines of the Seattle Streetcar system, due to cost overruns.