Friday, August 17, 2018

Charles Bond

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Charles is an avid cyclist that uses his bike as his primary mode of transportation. He grew up in the Puget Sound, but previously spent time overseas living in Japan. He covers a range of topics like cycling, transit, and land use. His time in Tokyo really opened his eyes to what urbanism offers people and has a strong desire to see growth happen in Seattle.
On Tuesday, Sound Transit held an open house at the Northwest African American Museum in the Central District to go over the finalized designs of the forthcoming East Link Judkins Park Station. Sound Transit plans to locate it middle of I-90, replacing the current freeway bus station. The main...
Seattle Subway has been working hard lately to let folks know about Regional Proposition 1. Better known as Sound Transit 3, Proposition 1 is a transportation measure on the November ballot that guarantees expansion of light rail, commuter rail, and bus service throughout the Puget Sound over the next 25...
Over the last several years, Shoreline has been designing plans for rezones around planned light rail stations at 185th Street and 145th Street. As covered here in previous articles, the 145th Street Station is moving further to the north, and the Planning Commission-recommended zoning proposal considered was amended to respond to...
On Monday, the City of Shoreline's planning commission continued its proceedings that began last Thursday. The overall purpose of these meetings has been to settle on new development rules around the 145th Street Station in Shoreline that allow higher densities of people to live and work nearby. The specific purpose...
On Thursday, the Shoreline Planning Commission held a hearing to take public comment and vote on several resolutions related to the 145th Street Station Subarea Plan. The plan aims to change single-family zoning near the coming light rail station to support 35-foot, 45-foot and 70-foot buildings (and higher with...
Anyone walking past King Street in the last several weeks may have noticed an interesting transformation taking place. Tracks are being removed, cement molds are being built and trains are being moved to other tracks. To those curious about what is going on, here's a quick overview. As part of...
On Monday July 11th, a small meeting was held at Skyline on First Hill to discuss the current state of the Madison RapidRide+ project. As project design has now reached 30%, there were more details than before and the presenters were able to cover more about the design and...
An interesting new tool is now available on the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT)'s website. It's a city map that displays construction-related street impacts happening around major development projects.  The map indicates not only that there's an impact to street use, but also grades the severity of impact to users. Find...