Thursday, 21 November, 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 Department of Transportation (SDOT) has shelved plans for a safety improvement adjacent to Asa Mercer Middle School in Beacon Hill, the location of the most automatic tickets for speeding in school zones anywhere in the city during the last full school year.
In a few short months, Seattle will mark five years since the February day that its Mayor stood in front of advocates and staff and made a commitment to ending all fatalities and serious injuries that are caused by vehicle traffic. With the goal right in the...
Thomas Street in South Lake Union east of Seattle Center will get several substantive modifications by the end of 2019 to make the street function more like a neighborhood greenway. Additional changes are scheduled to be implemented by the time the renovations to the Seattle Center Arena...
Six individual users accounted for a full one-third of all sessions where electric vehicle (EV) users charged their cars at Seattle's only public EV charging station through early October, according to information obtained from Seattle City Light. Of the 2,982 sessions logged between January 2018 and October...
The Seattle Center Arena renovation is rapidly transforming the western edge of Seattle Center as we head toward a projected opening date of Summer 2021. The Seattle Storm will return to their longtime home and professional hockey will return for the first time in decades. But outside...
The Seattle City Council is a few weeks into budget negotiations, working out what exactly to do with Mayor Jenny Durkan’s proposed 2020 budget. Today they will arrive at discussing the Seattle Department of Transportation's budget for next year, originally endorsed at almost $700 million when it...
The Seattle Monorail starts accepting ORCA cards today. This change is significant because the system had essentially operated outside of the unified local transit network for more than a decade. ORCA acceptance means that riders can transfer between light rail and local buses without having to have...
After a long process around what the front door of Sound Transit's University District station on NE 43rd St will look like at the start of transit service there in 2021, the latest designs reveal that Seattle will have to wait for another street to become its...