Monday, 27 January, 2020

Scott Bonjukian

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Scott Bonjukian is a car-free urban designer with a passion for sustainable and efficient cities. With degrees in architecture and urban planning, his many interests include neighborhood design, public space and street design, transit systems, pedestrian and bicycle planning, local politics, and natural resource protection. He primarily cross-posts from his blog at The Northwest Urbanist and advocates for a variety of progressive land use and transportation solutions.
Editor's note: This is cross-posted from The Northwest Urbanist. A group of Seattle residents called Park My Viaduct is campaigning to convert the city's waterfront freeway into a linear park, akin to New York's High Line. They are proposing to save 14 blocks of the concrete double-decked structure, put the idea...
The third and final public meeting on an update to the U-District neighborhood's park plan was held on Wednesday night. Like the first meeting (I missed the second), the event was well attended and organized. Here, city staff and their consultants presented a synthesis of ideas they heard during...
The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) expects to repave arterial streets every ten to twelve years, and each cycle presents an opportunity to comply with the City's Complete Streets ordinance and improve mobility for all users. One such project is due to be completed next summer in northeast Seattle....
Some 100 University District residents and employees attended a new community forum on Tuesday night, which seeks to revitalize the neighborhood's vision for its existing and future public spaces. Seattle's Comprehensive Plan sets the standard for open space at 1 acre per 1,000 dwelling units and 1 acre per 10,000...
Editor's Note: The Urbanist will be meeting up at this event next week instead of holding a regular working meeting at Roy Street Coffee & Tea. Feel free to show up earlier to chat before the forum. Our next working meeting at Roy Street Coffee & Tea will be held...
  Pronto Cycle Share, previously working under the name of Puget Sound Bike Share (PSBS), has secured sponsorships, station locations, and is set to launch on Monday, October 13th. Annual memberships ($85) started being offered this past Monday, with the first signup being none other than Seattle Mayor Ed Murray....
Early Saturday morning I had the opportunity to participate in a simulation of bus and light rail service in the Downtown Seattle Transit Tunnel (DSTT). The DSTT is unique among transit systems, with both buses and trains sharing the roadway and stopping at the same platforms. With the tunnel already facing...