Metro takes action to address racial disparities and the climate crisis with bold direction from community 

Crossposted from Metro Matters

Earlier this summer, we asked for your feedback on how Metro can better address the needs of our growing county in a way that is equitable and addresses the climate crisis. King County Metro has been working with the Equity Cabinet, a diverse group of community leaders from across the county, to develop the Mobility Framework.

We took the feedback we received from you and other stakeholders across the region to the Equity Cabinet, who finalized their recommendations in early October. The Mobility Framework was transmitted to the King County Council on Oct. 31 and will then move through the legislative process.

What is the Mobility Framework?

King County and the Puget Sound region is changing. The Mobility Framework includes ten guiding principles that help Metro respond to those changing demographics, our climate goals, and recent technological innovations in mobility services. The guiding principles fall into five thematic areas, which are:

  • Investments
  • Surrounding Land Use
  • Innovation
  • Workforce
  • Engagement

The Mobility Framework provides overarching recommendations in each of these thematic areas. These recommendations will guide updates to Metro’s adopted policies, like how we plan future service in communities all across King County, as well as Metro’s budget and capital plan for building facilities, improving bus stops or RapidRide stations, and more. Metro will continue to work with the Equity Cabinet on these policy updates in 2020 to ensure that we make decisions that are centered on equity and sustainability.

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