Seattle/King County Climate News 5.14.22

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Robin Briggs

May 15, 2022, 12:04:06 AM5/15/22
Here's the latest news! And, I highly recommend you fill out the Comprehensive Plan survey if you are a Seattle resident.


Seattle has launched its major Comprehensive Plan Update with a campaign titled One Seattle. They now have an engagement hub, which has a Phase 1 Survey open till the end of the month. It allows you to give the planners a detailed picture of your priorities and your hopes for Seattle. This is your chance to let them know what is important to you and how climate ranks in your priorities.

SDOT released the Transportation Equity Framework, aimed at reducing inequities in transportation from displacement and inequitable access to transportation. "While communities of color contribute less to pollution, they disproportionately experience the long-term impacts of this racism, including limited access to opportunities and wealth. Incorporating this new Transportation Equity Framework (TEF) into department policies and operations is a step toward addressing these issues." The new Framework includes values, policies, and changes to SDOT's internal processes. It is a result of work that SDOT has done with the Transportation Equity Workgroup.

King County

At the King County Climate Town Hall it was announced that the K4C cities have hired a consultant who will be available to assist cities which are updating their Comprehensive Plans using a process as outlined in 1099 to take climate into account.


The Interstate Bridge Replacement committee chose Light Rail as the high capacity transit method for the new bridge over the Columbia River to Oregon. It is unclear as of yet where the new Vancouver light rail station would be sited.

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