Monday, 18 February, 2019

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.
Seattle is a city of two streetcar lines separated only by a wall of towers. One corridor stretches from the north edge of Downtown to the burgeoning techno-hub of South Lake Union, and another slinks its way from Capitol Hill to Pioneer Square via the city's medical district in First Hill....
2016 is set to be an exciting year in Seattle with light rail expanding to Capitol Hill, the University of Washington, and Angle Lake (Seatac). In the shadow of these developments though, Northgate Link tunneling is progressing quickly with three of the tunnel segments already done, one more in progress,...
Last night, the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) held an open house on the Roosevelt HTC project. It was revealed that the overall project aim has shifted from the earlier stages. SDOT neither plans a streetcar extension nor implementation of full bus rapid transit (BRT). Instead, the transportation agency is planning "targeted...
Shotengai are a type of shopping arcade found in Japan. Their varied layouts provide both a safe pedestrian experience and true mixed shopping capabilities throughout many parts of the country without requiring visitors to own any vehicle other than their own two feet. These photos are from a recent visit...
A new mixed-use project in the Northgate area may include a new “woonerf” as part of the site design. The imagery from the design documents evokes something approximating European- and Asian-style shopping arcades. Those kinds of spaces are premier pedestrian experiences that this region has been missing for quite some time. The...
On Wednesday, Sound Transit held an open house at Roosevelt High School to discuss the 90% station design benchmark for Roosevelt Station. As a part of the Northgate Link extension, this station will be the intermediate stop between the University District and Northgate stations, and is targeted to open in 2021. The...
As we previously reported, the Northgate Pedestrian Bridge project is $15 million short of the $25 million needed for design and construction. Sound Transit and the Seattle Department of Transportation have each committed $5 million, but Sound Transit's commitment will expire on July 31 if the rest of the money is not...
The Northgate Pedestrian Bridge, a pedestrian and bicycle oriented crossing of I-5 for the Northgate Link Station, is at risk of losing its funding in the summer. The Sound Transit Board placed an artificial time limit for the City of Seattle and Sound Transit to come up with a funding solution. A Tiger grant...