Wednesday, January 23, 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.
One of the central promises made to voters who passed Seattle's ambitious 2015 "Move Seattle" transportation levy was a robust commitment to expand Seattle's sidewalk network into neighborhoods where there are now significant gaps. When the levy was sent to voters, the Murray...
After nearly a year of interim directors, Mayor Jenny Durkan on Tuesday announced her pick to lead the Seattle Department of Transportation. Sam Zimbabwe, who will start work in early January, has spent seven years working at the District Department of Transportation, in the other Washington, most...
Seattle's streets are not getting more traffic volume, and vehicle collisions on the citywide continue to decline, but it's more dangerous to be walking on Seattle's streets than at any time in recent history. That's one of the big takeaways from Seattle's 2017 traffic report, released this...
Last week, the Seattle Department of Transportation released an updated work plan for the remaining years of the Move Seattle levy: 2019-2024. In doing so, it also provides a bigger picture of work has already been completed so far than we have seen yet.
Despite the Seattle Department of Transportation having the distinction of being the largest city department, excluding the twin utility behemoths of City Light and Public Utilities, the city council spent relatively little time discussing tweaks to Mayor Durkan's proposed 2019-2020 transportation budget. The Seattle...
The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) has been planning a set of repaving projects in the Green Lake area for around two years now. We first wrote about them in April of last year, when the department released initial plans that added bicycle facilities to a few...
This month, the Seattle Police Department released a new tool for Seattle residents to get an idea of how many "calls for service" the department responds to. The Call for Service Dashboard displays a call type for any time period, neighborhood, or precinct. Calls...
The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) will pay a contracting firm $455 million to complete the next phase of freeway expansion through central Seattle: a rebuild of SR-520's Montlake interchange. That is $30 million more than the $425 million maximum originally budgeted for the project, which includes...