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.
The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) has implemented a change on Pine Street this week that we first wrote about back in October. The northern, right-hand lane of the one-way westbound Pine Street from 9th Avenue to 3rd Avenue is now stenciled bus only, and large signs indicate that...
The Puget Sound Regional Council has identified the projects for 2016 to be the recipients of federal dollars for transportation improvements. Many of these projects are well known to most of our readers; the awarding of federal grant dollars could assist in moving up the delivery schedules on these...
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...