Monday, 1 June, 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.
On Friday, when the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) announced its third set of streets open to people walking and rolling, calming them for people on bicycles as well, the list did not include any streets inside Seattle's densest neighborhoods. Downtown, Belltown, South Lake Union, First Hill,...
One of the final things that safe cycling advocate Mike O'Brien did before exiting the Seattle City Council at the end of last year was to prioritize funding for a bike connection to the southeast quadrant of the city. The Move Seattle levy's bicycle route program was...
For decades, the pedestrian connections between Uptown and South Lake Union were limited, thanks to the design of Aurora Avenue--SR-99 to a motorist. North of Denny Way, the only way to cross the limited-access highway was via the underpass at Mercer Street. But one of the silver...
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...