Thursday, 27 February, 2020

Ryan Packer

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Ryan Packer lives in the Summit Slope neighborhood of Capitol Hill & has been writing for the blog since 2015. He reports on multimodal transportation issues, #visionzero, preservation, and local politics. He believes in using Seattle's history to help attain the vibrant, diverse city that we all wish to inhabit.
The National Hockey League's Seattle affiliate will announce today that they will be providing every single person who purchases a ticket to a hockey game held at the new Seattle Center Arena with a transit pass if they request one. The opening of...
When the South Lake Union streetcar's station platforms were designed in the early 2000s, it was not imagined that streetcar stops along Westlake Avenue would also end up accommodating several other very frequent bus routes. But as demand for transit in South Lake Union grew, that's exactly...
The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) has abruptly removed most of the planter boxes that it had placed on Wilson Ave S in the Seward Park neighborhood to provide a buffer between a new protected bike lane and a lane of free street parking.
We reported that community pushback had sunk a proposed redesign to a dangerous intersection next to Mercer Middle School in Beacon Hill and led to grant funds being returned last year. However, the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) has released new plans that are inspired by that...
It's hard to believe that before 2012, there wasn't a way to get from Uptown to Seattle's world-class waterfront walking and biking trail without backtracking nearly to Belltown. The Thomas Street Overpass today is a key part of Seattle's transportation network today, bridging the gap over both...
There may not have been a better illustration of the degree to which transportation planning for the new Seattle Center arena is weighted toward accommodating personal cars than the fact that the Mercer Upgarden—the only P-Patch garden in the neighborhood, located on top of Seattle Center's Mercer...
The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) has released updated plans for a protected bike lane it plans to install on E Union Street by the end of the year. The design is very close to the ones that we reported on last Spring, with a key update:...
Last month, the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) released designs for street improvements on Melrose Avenue, on the very western edge of Capitol Hill and northern First Hill. The improvements are the product of a group of advocates who advanced a vision for the corridor that they...