Friday, 19 July, 2019

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.
While the plan for expanding Seattle's bicycle network remains headed for a near-complete halt on new facilities in just a few years, the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is set to make up a bit of lost ground with a flurry of new protected bicycle lanes downtown...
Last month, in response to videos documenting dangerous motorist behavior on the newly redesigned 35th Ave NE in Wedgwood, the three members of the Seattle City Council's Sustainability and Transportation Committee sent the new transportation department director, Sam Zimbabwe, a letter expressing concern and asking how the...
After months of work, four community meetings, and a lot of prodding from all sides, Seattle finally has a bicycle master plan implementation plan for the remainder of the $930 million Move Seattle levy. We know know that the City is officially betting on only completing half...
A pedestrianized Ballard Avenue and protected bike lanes on Roy Street in Queen Anne were some of the street safety improvements dealt a setback this week. The Neighborhood Street Fund projects that received the most votes were revealed to the Move Seattle Levy Oversight Committee this week,...
The Seattle Department of Transportation's study on replacement options for the Magnolia Bridge, one of three routes into and out of Magnolia, came out last week. The current bridge is nearing the end of its operable life, and the study predicts dire consequences for vehicle travel times...
The independent board in charge of overseeing Seattle's $930 million transportation levy has officially requested that the Durkan Administration and the Seattle City Council seek additional funding for the Bicycle Master Plan's (BMP) implementation for the remainder of the levy. In a letter sent last week, cosigned...
After four open houses held by the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) with the Department of Neighborhoods serving as facilitators, the prevailing message from community members who attended was clear: connect the south end, and focus on safety. Last Wednesday, the Seattle Bicycle Advisory...
As the Seattle Department of Transportation finishes its listening tour on the fully scaled-back Bicycle Master Plan schedule this week, the design of projects slated for completion in the next few years are starting to take shape. Here's where the nuts-and-bolts decisions that impact the users of...