Thursday, December 13, 2018

Owen Pickford

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Owen does servicing and consulting for a software company to pay the bills. He has an amateur interest in urban policy, focusing on housing. His primary mode is a bicycle but isn't ashamed of riding down the hill and taking the bus back up. Feel free to tweet at him: @pickovven.
In one month, the Alaskan Way Viaduct closes to vehicles as the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) begins a three week process of connecting SR-99 to its brand spanking new $3.3 billion (and counting) tunnel. Worsening congestion appears inevitable but execution of non-car investment has been...

A Better Street

Seventeen years ago today, I was riding home with high school friends, sitting in the backseat of an old station wagon. While turning left at an intersection, we were hit by a box truck. The feeling of autumn compounds the mood I get...
Last year we conducted our first fundraising drive and saw a tremendous amount of support. We are incredibly grateful for everyone who has made donations! And we hope readers continue to donate. These donations, coupled with advertising revenue and walking tour revenue, has made it possible to...
The rumors of the Move Seattle Reset have been swirling for months, but it remained unclear what that would mean beyond a sort of vague watering down of upgrades due to an estimated $96 million shortfall. Now it's become clearer that the City is...
The long-awaited consultant report on the Center City Connector is finally out, and while sticker shock has been dominating the headlines, the case for building the streetcar extension remains strong. That may be why Mayor Jenny Durkan chose to release the initial summary of the report...
Seattle Streetcar in Pioneer Square.
The front page of yesterday's The Seattle Times read "Seattle's new streetcars may be too big for tracks." It was a shocking headline--too shocking to be true. Both the South Lake Union and First Hill Streetcars use standard gauge tracks (1.435 meters) and so too will the Center City Connector streetcar...
Attend the Womxn Who Bike Happy Hour: Seattle Neighborhood Greenways, Cascade Bicycle Club and The Urbanist will be hosting a Womxn Who Bike happy hour for women, trans, femme and non-binary-identified people. Women who are already involved in advocacy talking about getting involved and why biking is the best,...
Ride For The Basic Bike Network: Bicyclist who aren't living under a rock have probably heard that many street safety improvements have been delayed since the current mayor took office, including the critical 4th avenue bike lane. Since it's bike everywhere month, advocates are holding a ride in support...