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.
A bus stop along a four lane busy road reading "40"
The North Seattle Industrial Association is seeking to block Route 40 bus lanes and pedestrian upgrades citing expected freight delays. Route 40 had the third most riders of any bus in the county pre-pandemic. Running from Downtown Seattle through South Lake Union to the Fremont Bridge, up Leary Way to...
The rendering shows how the future park in Lake City will connect to the street with sidewalk, plantings, and bike parking. It also possible see people enjoying important future park elements such as bench seating, a large outdoor sculpture, basketball courts, and a children's play area.
Seattle Parks and Recreation is heading toward awarding construction contracts on three parks in areas of the city with fewer acreage of parks and open space than most Seattle neighborhoods. The impact of Covid-19 on the overall budget of Seattle Parks has caused many park development proposals to be...
This coming weekend Montlake Boulevard over SR-520 will be completely closed between Roanoke and Hamlin Streets so that the entire roadway can be shifted east onto what will become the Montlake open space lid. The change will allow for crews to extend the lid structure to the west, making...
This past weekend, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) completed a spot improvement to the eastbound I-90 on-ramp at Rainier Avenue. Within a matter of hours, one of the most treacherous spots to cross along Rainier, with two lanes of vehicle traffic already angling to get on the...
With less than three months until the opening of Climate Pledge Arena, almost entirely rebuilt compared to its former iteration as Key Arena, you might actually notice more activity on the streets surrounding the arena than you would by attempting to peek through the construction barricades at the site....
The planned overhaul of the Pike Pine corridor in downtown Seattle will undoubtedly become one of the most significant changes to Seattle's retail core since perhaps the opening of Westlake mall and park in the late 1980s. The approximately $40 million revamp, dubbed the Pike Pine Renaissance, will finally...
The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) says work will start this month on one of the final pieces of the Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Program: completing connections to city streets around the SR-99 tunnel's south portal. This spring, WSDOT awarded a $25 million contract to complete a number...
The Green River Trail is one of the longest regional trails in Washington, covering more than 19 miles through south King County through cities like Kent and Tukwila. It also connects directly with the south line of the regional Interurban Trail, allowing trail users to access places like Auburn,...