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.
Tactical Urbanism's biggest holiday in Seattle, PARK(ing) Day, expands into a weekend day this year for the first time. This is huge news as it opens the experience up to an entire group of people who might not have been able to experience it before, if they work business...
In this week's installment of City Ticker, we are taking a look at a number of recent studies that have come across our desks that might have a big impact on a number of issues currently facing Seattle and other large cities. A study recently completed by Oxford and Southern...
On Wednesday, the Seattle City Council's Gender Equity, Safe Communities, and New Americans Committee heard from Seattle Police Department (SPD) and staff from other departments involved in the planning process for the North Precinct's new building at N 130th St and Aurora Ave N. Councilmember Mike O'Brien, not a member...
This summer both Portland and Vancouver, B.C. follow on Seattle's heels in launching a citywide bikeshare program. Oddly enough, they both ended up rolling out during the same week, with Portland's system having been turned on this past Tuesday and Vancouver the following day. Vancouver, however, is currently in...
During this week last year, the entire city was talking about the leaked proposal from the HALA committee that proposed eliminating all single family zoned areas: this year, the summer steam directed at the Mayor's office centers around the disbanding of the neighborhood district councils. As the August primary ticks...
The new 520 bridge is now open to cars, but the Seattle side of the project is still a long way from completion. Pedestrians and cyclists have another year to be able to use the bridge to get between Seattle and the Eastside as the pedestrian bridge only extends...
The alternative routes for the missing link of the Burke-Gilman trail through Ballard are now in the public comment and outreach phase. A lot of people are skeptical of the entire project ever reaching completion after over a decade of Seattle process work, but now that a full Environmental Impact...
Almost all transit advocates are in agreement that the proposal that the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) unveiled in late June for improvements to turn the Eastlake and Roosevelt corridor into a high capacity transit corridor leaves much to be desired. SDOT was tasked with analyzing the level of investment...