2 days ago

Seattle Prepares for Women’s March 2.0 on Saturday

...shuttles from Seattle Center back to Downtown Seattle will be provided. These will depart from 1st Ave N and Harrison St on the west side of Seattle Center...

    Seattle Prepares for Women's March 2.0 on Saturday " The Urbanist
    On Saturday, Seattle Women's March 2.0 will take action with tens of thousands of demonstrators hitting city streets. As a sort of annual uninauguration, demonstrators will show their resistance to a hateful, ignorant, and cruel authoritarian occupying the Office of the Presidency and his complicit regime.
    https://www.theurbanist.org

5 days ago

Delay in Madison RapidRide Means More Pedestrian Collisions Likely

...year, and it’s not downtown. That point on the heat map is centered on E Madison Street and 12th Avenue in Capitol HIll. It sticks out like a sore thumb and dwarfs most of the...

...streetcar extension, for example, was for many years the main vehicle for making improvements to Broadway and John Street. After business owners and the Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce ultimately pulled their support for...

    Delay in Madison RapidRide Means More Pedestrian Collisions Likely " The Urbanist
    Seattle's annual traffic report includes a map of the locations where pedestrian collisions occurred, with the number increasing with the size of the blue dot.
    https://www.theurbanist.org

6 days ago

The Case for Four New North Sounder Stations…In Seattle

...s Terminal. In fact, recently the Seattle Department of Transportation installed protected bikes lanes on Gilman Ave W and W Emerson Pl connecting three different trails. Two bus routes also operate within two blocks of the possible...

NW Market St and 15th Ave NW (Ballard);

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Elliott Ave W and W Prospect St (Smith Cove).

    The Case for Four New North Sounder Stations...In Seattle " The Urbanist
    The North Sounder line has long been panned by technocratic transit advocates as a white elephant gift to Snohomish County communities. At a cost of more than $250 million for right-of-way slots, the line has four daily roundtrips between Everett and Seattle.
    https://www.theurbanist.org

Jan 10

King County Metro Asks for Next Round of Feedback on RapidRide H Line

...continue to operate on the existing Route 120 alignment albeit with one stop consolidation on SW Roxbury St and 15th Ave SW each or operate on slightly modified pathways. Should buses be rerouted through the White Center...

    King County Metro Asks for Next Round of Feedback on RapidRide H Line " The Urbanist
    In 2020, King County Metro Transit will relaunch the Route 120 as the RapidRide H Line offering greater frequency, increased span of service, and improved service quality. The route threads together communities from Downtown Seattle to Burien by way of Delridge and White Center on a 13-mile corridor.
    https://www.theurbanist.org

Jan 08

Top Urbanist Action: Show Us A Hero And Support Affordable Housing At Fort Lawton

...be a sign-up sheet available to provide public testimony. The event is 6pm at 3555 W McGraw St, Seattle...

    Top Urbanist Action: Show Us A Hero And Support Affordable Housing At Fort Lawton " The Urbanist
    We hope you got some rest and relaxation over the holidays. You're going to need it this year to push our city towards a better urban future.
    https://www.theurbanist.org

Jan 08

Support Housing at Fort Lawton Tomorrow Night

...29th. The public open house tomorrow night (Tuesday, January 9th) will be at 6pm at 3555 W McGraw St, Seattle. If you pick this event over our monthly meet up at the same time...

    Support Housing at Fort Lawton Tomorrow Night " The Urbanist
    Tomorrow night, the city is holding a pivotal meeting on the future of property adjacent to Discovery Park in Magnolia: will the possibility of much-needed affordable housing at the former home of Fort Lawton finally be realized?
    https://www.theurbanist.org

Jan 06

What We’re Reading: CA Housing Reform, Roads to Nowhere, and Accessible Transit

Community design: Developers for a project at 23rd Ave and E Union St want public feedback on design for a public square.

    What We're Reading: CA Housing Reform, Roads to Nowhere, and Accessible Transit " The Urbanist
    Controlling rent: Rents are rising in Berlin, but the city's boroughs are buying up apartments to keep the rents down. Can Berlin buy its way out of a housing crisis? Thwarting terror: New York City will spend $50 million to install 1,500 bollards for pedestrian protection.
    https://www.theurbanist.org

Jan 06

Kevin

THROWBACK: Spot Fix: Bagley Ave N And N 40th St https://t.co/0LxZTkG6Z7about 2 hours ago

    Kevin " The Urbanist
    I've written before on how people can surprise you with the goodness of their quality. Sometimes it's major, thought-provoking stuff, and other times it's just a level of wit and observation you weren't expecting. Not profound, but just as pleasant. Kevin rides a lot. He's homeless, but he's not a sleeper.
    https://www.theurbanist.org

Jan 02

Colman Ferry Dock Reconstruction Underway, Ferry Schedule Changes Ahead

...continue to enter and exit the terminal from one primary location at the intersection of Yesler Way and Alaskan Way. A secondary exit will also remain at the intersection Marion Street and Alaskan Way. However...

...of Yesler Way and Alaskan Way. A secondary exit will also remain at the intersection Marion Street and Alaskan Way. However, the access points will have a small footprint...

    Colman Ferry Dock Reconstruction Underway, Ferry Schedule Changes Ahead " The Urbanist
    Seattle's Colman Ferry Dock is under heavy reconstruction to fully overhaul the ferry terminal for the first time in decades with new buildings-including a new terminal and entry building-and improved operations through a site redesign.
    https://www.theurbanist.org

Dec 29

Work on Seventh Avenue Protected Bike Lane To Begin in Early 2018

Seventh Avenue is currently a one-way street southbound between Westlake and Olive Way with two-way traffic south of Olive. Because taking a lane southbound between Olive Way...

    Work on Seventh Avenue Protected Bike Lane To Begin in Early 2018 " The Urbanist
    Beginning shortly after New Year's Day, the Seattle Department of Transportation will begin working on a new segment of the Center City Bike Network, built upon a segment of bike lane already in place on Amazon's campus.
    https://www.theurbanist.org

Dec 15

Safety Advocates Demand Bigger Fixes at NE 65th St Drop-in Sessions

...get 8,000 daily riders by 2030. On the plus side, protected bike lanes between Ravenna Blvd and 20th Ave NE should improve conditions for cyclists...

    Safety Advocates Demand Bigger Fixes at NE 65th St Drop-in Sessions " The Urbanist
    Thursday morning the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) hosted a drop-in session on the redesign of NE 65th St at Broadcast Coffee in Roosevelt. A few dozen people trickled through to get questions answered or give feedback. Some street safety advocates pressed SDOT to improve the design, particularly for people walking.
    https://www.theurbanist.org

Dec 14

University District Study Suggests Strategies to Sustain Small Businesses

...been tough to get ahead. Her restaurant was originally located on the northeast corner of NE 50th St and University Way NE. Expecting to stay there forever, she put a lot of money into the space to...

    University District Study Suggests Strategies to Sustain Small Businesses " The Urbanist
    A new study on the vulnerability of small businesses in the University District has been released.
    https://www.theurbanist.org

Dec 12

Council Wraps Up Short-Term Rental Legislation, Conditionally Vacates Property in South Lake Union

A utility easement for a combined sewer overflow structure at the intersection Roy St and 8th Ave N;

Public access easements on Roy St and 9th Ave N; and

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...early next year for the combined development site, in addition to another city-owned property (620 Aurora Ave N) to the west between Dexter Ave N and Aurora Ave N. But prior to that...

    Council Wraps Up Short-Term Rental Legislation, Conditionally Vacates Property in South Lake Union " The Urbanist
    On Monday, the Seattle City Council met for their regular legislative agenda meeting. Key decisions were made on short-term vacation rental regulations, conditional right-of-way vacation and future surplus of property in South Lake Union, and agreements with Sound Transit to facilitate development of light rail projects.
    https://www.theurbanist.org

Dec 12

NE 65th St Plans Move Ahead with Reduced Sidewalks, Lack of Crossings

...It bears mentioning that in 2021, a Sound Transit light rail station will open at NE 65th St and 12th Ave NE–the street will become an even more major transfer point. Sound Transit estimates daily ridership...

...in 2030, most of whom will arrive via transit, walking, or biking. Pedestrian travel between Roosevelt and Ravenna/Bryant will increase, and four-foot bottlenecking sidewalks will prompt people to walk in the...

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...from 5pm to 7pm and Thursday (December 14th) from 7am to 9am at Broadcast Coffee (6515 Roosevelt Way NE), SDOT is hosting drop-in sessions to discuss the project. A consensus seems to be...

    NE 65th St Plans Move Ahead with Reduced Sidewalks, Lack of Crossings " The Urbanist
    On November 26th, volunteers with Seattle's most active street safety organization, Seattle Neighborhood Greenways, criss-crossed the city, stopping at sites along our streets where collisions within the past year had led to someone's death.
    https://www.theurbanist.org

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