Tuesday, 19 January, 2021
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Wallingford is an idyllic neighborhood, but it's dealing with issues typical to much of Seattle: transportation woes, skyrocketing housing costs and an elevated risk of pedestrian, bicycle and motorist injuries on its streets. Broadly speaking, Wallingford should seek to...
An extended transit-only lane is in the planning process for Wallingford. The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is proposing a small rechannelization of N 45th St between Midvale Ave N and Stone Way N, which could reduce dwell times...
Last year members of the Wallingford Community Council (WCC) threw a mock funeral for the "neighborhood voice" at the Seattle Office of Planning and Community Development's open house on the Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA) rezone maps. The democratic process...
Interstate 5, like freeways everywhere, is a real barrier between Seattle’s U-District and Wallingford neighborhoods. Currently there are only four street connections between the two, down from 12 before the freeway was built.  Recent discussions at community meetings have...
The bus stop at 38th Street and Fremont Way — the glorified name for the Aurora Avenue on-ramp — does the heavy lifting for transit users in Lower Fremont. From there it's a quick ride Downtown on Aurora. One...
Welcoming Wallingford is a new group seeking to engage in the Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda (HALA) dialogue in the Wallingford neighborhood. This is a cross-post from Wallyhood. Here in our wonderful, walkable Wallingford, we’re neighbors. Some of us have...
Washington Department of Transportation (WSDOT) announced last week that the Burke-Gilman Trail would be closed in Fremont until November, but recanted this week after a bit of backlash. The reason for the closure was that WSDOT wanted a storage...
At a Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda (HALA) Community Conversation in Wallingford last Wednesday, more than a hundred area residents showed up to participate. A few seemed there to rally behind HALA, but the majority opposed it. From my...