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Staff Biography

Ryan DiRaimo

Syndicated Columnist

Ryan DiRaimo is a resident of the Aurora Licton-Springs Urban Village and board member of the neighborhood group ALUV. He works at an architecture firm downtown and seeks to leave a positive urban impact on Seattle and the surrounding metro. He advocates for more housing, safer streets, and mass transit infrastructure and hopes to see a city someday that is less reliant on the car.

Recent Articles

We Need More Chairs

An accidental game of musical chairs at a packed community meeting on the Comprehensive Plan provided a microcosm for Seattle's housing crisis. When you come to a two-hour community event, you expect to have a...

Add Dedicated Bus Lanes for Every Route

Paint is cheap. Results are bold. Carbon savings are forever. No matter the traffic, drivers stuck on Highway 99 generally cannot use the right lane. That red painted bus lane is reserved for the RapidRide...

Let’s Throw Shade on Aurora Avenue

Street-end plazas would create space for trees, community, and safety on one of Seattle's hottest, and most dangerous, streets for pedestrians. Last week was hot. Walking down the street or visiting a park, it’s...

Plan for ST4’s Future By Preparing for Light Rail on SR 99

Once in a life-time chances are just that, once. New York City planners did the right thing in 1870 debuting the subway system, Barcelona did the right thing when Ildefons Cerdà planned the expansion...

To Meet Housing and Sustainability Goals, Seattle Must Streamline Land Use Code

Few things perfectly encapsulate the problems of planning like a city’s land use code. Unlike the building code, which dictates the life safety requirements to make sure a building doesn’t burn down or collapse,...