Wednesday, 20 March, 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.
The Seattle City Auditor's report on the Navigation Team, recently presented to the city council's Civil Rights, Utilities, Economic Development, and Arts Committee, included information on obstacles that are preventing the team, which conducts outreach for people living unsheltered on Seattle's streets, from making progress toward its...
Last Monday evening a person trying to bike across Rainier Avenue was hit and killed by a driver who fled the scene, as the Seattle Bike Blog recounted. Advocates have been pressing the city to make changes to Seattle's most dangerous street for a long time. The...
Preliminary data from the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) shows the total number of serious injuries and fatalities on Seattle's streets was virtually unchanged between 2018 and 2017, showing another year of stagnation toward our citywide goal of completely eliminating those types of collision results by 2030.
Today, the City will hold the final public meeting on "citywide" Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA) before the Seattle City Council is expected to vote in March and pass the rezone program. We urge you to attend the MHA hearing at City Hall. It starts...
On Tuesday, the Seattle City Council was briefed on the Center City Connector project, which was recently backed by Mayor Jenny Durkan. The project was put on hold after modest project cost increases and dispute over future operating costs with King County Metro came to light in...
Seattle's three official bike counters recorded more riders in January 2019 than any prior January on record. Now that's worthy of the pomp and circumstance of a ribbon cutting; instead the local political brass were cutting the ribbon for the SR-99 tunnel this weekend--which opened to cars...
After Ian Frazier Greetings, friends! We've gathered hereto cut the ribbon, give a cheer-it's time to open, rise and shinethe buried tunnel ninety-nine. Oh, the group is large and grandbut we must know who to raise our handwith thankful gesture, sing...
Next week, when the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) opens its new tunnel underneath downtown Seattle as a new SR-99, the northern exit from the tunnel will dump high levels of traffic onto one of the busiest bike routes in Seattle. And the situation will be...