Rep. Valdez: Move Ahead Washington legislation proposes investments in transportation

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Rep. Javier Valdez, D-46
Rep. Javier Valdez represents the 46th Legislative District which includes Lake Forest Park, Kenmore, northeast Seattle.

As a member of the House Transportation Committee, I’m proud to announce the introduction of Move Ahead Washington, our transportation package making historic investments in multimodal transportation, transit, and bike and pedestrian safety. 

By providing reliable, accessible, and affordable options to reach our destinations, this package makes big moves to cut carbon emissions and protect our environment.

I’m proud to support this proposal, and I look forward to hearing your thoughts as it moves through the legislative process.

Here’s an overview of the transportation investments I’ve requested for our district:
  • $50 million to improve safety on Aurora Ave, including reduced speeds, better biking and pedestrian infrastructure, fewer lanes, and more amenities near the road
  • $3.5 million to replace the damaged and inaccessible sidewalk on 61st Ave NE, along with installing bike lanes and crosswalks
  • $100,000 to build a new walking and biking trail connecting the Lake Forest Park town center and the Burke-Gilman trail


Anonymous,  February 15, 2022 at 6:03 AM  

Oh great. Let's take a state highway which is one of the few ways to quickly move north-south on the Seattle peninsula and enact road diets, encourage cyclists and pedestrians to use this particular route instead of all the other routes that they should be using instead, and harm the highway's effectiveness as a HIGHWAY.

Aurora Avenue should not be a focus for an urban village. It is the only alternative to I-5. How can our leaders be so myopic?

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