Friday, 23 October, 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 Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is planning to install protected bike lanes to the far eastern border of South Lake Union along Eastlake Ave E in conjunction with King County Metro's work to install bus layover space along that street. The first phase of those bike...
This week the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is starting construction on a protected bike lane across the Dr. Jose Rizal Bridge on 12th Avenue South between Little Saigon and north Beacon Hill. This will be the first segment of a safe bicycle connection running throughout Beacon...
Last week, the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) opened its newest bridge to general purpose vehicle traffic after two years of construction. The South Lander Street Bridge in SoDo separates vehicles, pedestrians, and people biking from the railway tracks between 4th Ave S and 1st Ave S...
The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is prioritizing long overdue street improvements on West Marginal Way SW near the Duwamish tribe's Longhouse and Cultural Center--a route facing very high levels of vehicle traffic due to the closure of the West Seattle Freeway. A majority of the improvements...
The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is moving ahead with a 4th Avenue protected bike lane in Downtown Seattle, a project that had been put on hold two years ago by Mayor Jenny Durkan. The department plans to build the first segment of two-way protected bike lane...
Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan has finally unveiled her proposal for replacing Seattle's Transportation Benefit District, which currently funds a large segment of King County Metro's overall bus network and is set to expire at the end of the year. We previewed what the proposal was likely to...
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...