Thursday, 18 April, 2019

Gordon Werner

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Gordon is a native New Yorker who wisely chose to leave the Northeast in the early 1990s. A past resident of Belltown, and Queen Anne, he currently calls First Hill home. He is a board member of the First Hill Improvement Association (FHIA) as well as the FHIA Transportation Committee Chair and is constantly looking for ways to improve transportation up the hill.
A start date for the opening of the new University Link extension has been set for Saturday, March 19th at 10 a.m. King County Executive Dow Constantine, Mayor Ed Murray, and Sound Transit CEO Peter Rogoff broke the news at a press conference this afternoon outside of the newly completed Capitol...
The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) has announced via a letter to Community Partners, that the long-delayed, long-awaited First Hill Streetcar will begin service to the public tomorrow (Saturday, January 23rd); trains will starting picking up passengers midday. This will be a "soft launch" to make sure that there are...
The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) and King County Metro (Metro) announced today the start of the construction phase of the Westlake Transit Improvement project, as we previously covered. Beginning on January 4, 2016 through March 26, 2016, service on the South Lake Union Streetcar will be severely curtailed in...
The recent explosive residential and commercial growth in South Lake Union has caused the City of Seattle and the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) to re-evaluate transit access and reliability along the Westlake Avenue corridor. As there is no more room to add streets, the only viable solution is...
The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) will be hosting an open house tonight to present the Preferred Design Concept for the Madison BRT line. The corridor extends from the Downtown Seattle waterfront all the way east to MLK Jr. Way in Madison Valley. Identified in the 2012 Seattle Transit Master Plan (TMP)...
The UK's Tom Scott, briefly discusses why people living in cities walk faster than in other places — the subject of many studies over the years — before explaining the true reason why, as a lesson in overthinking a problem and missing the obvious. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Od3B1XALh1Q
Back in September, the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) held their latest round of public open houses on the Seattle Streetcar to discuss the updated design of the Center City Connector (CCC) Streetcar line. This was the last round of open houses before the project enters the Final Design phase. The CCC...
On, and around Valentine's Day, King County Metro, Sound Transit, and Community Transit will be implementing their late winter and early spring service changes. In early April, there will be some additional changes to Metro routes 4, 8, & 48 in order to accommodate construction. Details follow below; click the...