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Ryan Packer

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Ryan Packer lives in the Summit Slope neighborhood of Capitol Hill and has been writing for the blog since 2015. They report on multimodal transportation issues, #VisionZero, preservation, and local politics. They believe in using Seattle's history to help attain the vibrant, diverse city that we all wish to inhabit. In December 2020, Ryan started a three-month stint as editor of Seattle Bike Blog.
For the second time this century, the states of Washington and Oregon are gearing up to attempt to replace the I-5 bridge over the Columbia river between the two states. The current set of two bridges, one built in 1917 and the other in 1958, has "significant seismic vulnerabilities,"...
Ballard Bridge in a up position to allow a boat to go by.
Earlier this month, Ray Dubicki laid out why the Ballard Interbay Regional Transportation Study (BIRT) and its accompanying Ballard Bridge Replacement Study are failures. If you missed it, I recommend giving it a full read, but in short: the new plans are the same as the old plans, outdated and...
Like a planned safe bike route running the length of Beacon Hill that we wrote about earlier this week, the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is designing a protected bike lane connecting the future light rail station at Judkins Park to Mount Baker Station. This project is also planned...
The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) has released initial plans for a large segment of its planned safe bicycle route in Beacon Hill scheduled for installation in 2023. The bike route, which is currently funded by proceeds from the Mercer Megablock, will potentially connect several scattered bike facilities in...
If you've visited Pike Place Market recently, and enjoyed the view across Elliott Bay from the new Marketfront Pavilion, you've probably noticed work happening on the former footprint of the Alaskan Way viaduct where it used to slope up the hill toward Belltown. The work to create Seattle's new...
Today the West Seattle Community Bridge Taskforce will meet, inching the city further toward a decision that will impact everyone who uses transportation in Seattle, particularly in the southwest quadrant. Will the West Seattle high-rise bridge be repaired or replaced with a new bridge? Last week, SDOT released a...
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 lanes will...
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 Hill expected...