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Staff Biography

Ryan Packer

Senior Editor

Ryan Packer lives in the Summit Slope neighborhood of Capitol Hill. They are on the board of the Friends of Pike Place Market and write about transportation issues at Capitol Hill Seattle. They believe in using Seattle’s history to attain the vibrant, diverse city that we wish to inhabit. Follow them on Twitter @typewriteralley or email at ryan [at] theurbanist [dot] org.

Recent Articles

As King County Focuses on Metro Fleet Turnover, Buses Are Getting Slowed Down by...

When the King County Council unanimously approved its gigantic $16.2 billion dollar 2023-2024 budget in mid-November, there was a broad consensus on the council that the two-year plan for King County Metro, which makes...

Alex Pedersen Raids Transit Funding for Bridge Maintenance Dollars

Seattle is poised to divert a major funding source away from public transit and into general transportation maintenance, thanks to an amendment put forward by Councilmember Alex Pedersen during this week's budget deliberations and...

MLK Jr Way Bike Lane Project Pushed Back, Another Delay in South Seattle

Late Friday afternoon, the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) announced that construction will not start on a protected bike lane, sidewalk, and intersection improvement project along Martin Luther King Jr Way S. Planned between...

King County Council Pushes for E-Bike Rebate Program

Washington State's incentive programs for hybrid or fully electric vehicles give consumers a reason to choose those vehicles over gas power. To date, no program has implemented an incentive to entice buyers to go...

Council Balancing Package Includes Some Tough Cuts to Transportation

When Seattle City Council budget committee chair Teresa Mosqueda released a full slate of tweaks to Mayor Bruce Harrell's proposed 2023-2024 budget early Monday morning, very few of the councilmember amendments adding Seattle Department...