Mayor’s Proposed Transportation Levy Won’t Get us Where We Need to Go

Together with a coalition of advocacy organizations, we are concerned with the Mayor’s proposed transportation levy which fails to address the city’s critical safety and accessibility needs.

The Mayor’s proposed levy:

  • Slashes transit funding by $52 million (30%), accounting for inflation and different levy time periods.
  • Slashes pedestrian funding by $32 million (23%), also adjusted. This funding stream includes the city's critical sidewalk maintenance and ADA programs—essential for enhancing accessibility through crossing improvements and curb ramps — which both face cuts in the proposed levy.
  • Dramatically increases car-focused spending by $189 million (33%), compared to the previous levy.

2023 Year-in-Review


Seattleites overwhelmingly want to make our streets safer and more convenient for people walking, rolling, biking, and taking transit. Yet that public support can easily be ignored in favor of the status quo. That’s why our proven strategy of organizing supporters in neighborhoods around the city is more vital than ever.

As 2023 comes to a close, we are celebrating every victory, big and small, we’ve achieved with our volunteer-led …