Tuesday, September 25, 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.
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...
Show Up and Support $75 million a Year for Affordable Housing: The committee vote on employee hours "head" tax is happening this week on Friday. The tax would raise an $75 million a year for affordable housing. This is a huge sum, especially compared to other sources, like Seattle's...
Support A Progressive Tax To Help End Homelessness: The tax proposal would raise $75 million a year, nearly twice the annual amount of the Seattle Housing Levy.  The money would primarily be used to provide stable, affordable housing to those who need it most. However, public comment is still...
Show Up And Speak At The Public Hearing On MHA For Districts 3 and 7: The city will be holding a public hearing Monday (today), with a 6pm start, at the Broadway Performance Hall. This public hearing is one of the last steps to implement Mandatory Housing Affordability--Seattle's version...
Show Up at the Seattle Transportation Committee to Save the Basic Bike Network: The mayor's office appears to be taking a u-turn on Seattle's glacially slow street changes, in favor of the status quo. On Friday, we found out that the mayor's may be getting ready to kill the...