Friday, 17 January, 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) has released updated plans for a protected bike lane it plans to install on E Union Street by the end of the year. The design is very close to the ones that we reported on last Spring, with a key update:...
Last month, the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) released designs for street improvements on Melrose Avenue, on the very western edge of Capitol Hill and northern First Hill. The improvements are the product of a group of advocates who advanced a vision for the corridor that they...
Seattle's average daily vehicle volumes increased by the largest amount in more than a decade in 2018, the most recent year of data available. The annual traffic report just released by the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) counted more than 36,000 additional vehicles on Seattle's streets per...
The bike infrastructure around the Seattle Center Arena is on track to get an upgrade by the time visitors start arriving at the new arena--currently in the middle of being renovated into a larger sports and event venue--in 2021. As a requirement of the remodel, the arena's...
Within 18 months, the posted maximum speed limit on nearly every single arterial street in the city of Seattle will be 25 miles per hour. That was the boldest action on the list of safety improvements announced by Mayor Jenny Durkan yesterday, in response to a big...
Editor's note: The post below has been updated to clarify when exactly pedestrians should expect to be required to use a "beg button" to cross Denny Way after the ITS project is completed. Pedestrians attempting to crossing Denny Way while walking on Westlake Avenue's...
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...