20 hours ago

2018 Worst Intersection in Seattle: Rainier, 23rd, & Hill

Similar to last year’s winner, Denny and Stewart, Rainier and 23rd is a traffic-clogged intersection that should primarily serve traffic on its...

Rainier and 23rd may be even worse for pedestrians than Denny and Stewart, with narrower and more uneven...

    2018 Worst Intersection in Seattle: Rainier, 23rd, & Hill " The Urbanist
    For the first time ever, Seattle's worst intersection is in South Seattle. Rainier, 23rd, and Hill beat out numerous other contenders to be chosen by readers of the Urbanist as the worst intersection in Seattle for people walking, biking, and busing.
    https://www.theurbanist.org

44 hours ago

Fairview Ave N Bridge Replacement to Start 2019, Long-Term Detours Ahead

...people on foot and bike, and some local traffic, by using Aloha St which connects Eastlake Ave E and Fairview Ave N. A new traffic signal will be installed at Aloha St and Eastlake Ave E to...

...Eastlake Ave E and Fairview Ave N. A new traffic signal will be installed at Aloha St and Eastlake Ave E to facilitate left turns to Eastlake Ave E and generally control traffic. Signal timing adjustments...

    Fairview Ave N Bridge Replacement to Start 2019, Long-Term Detours Ahead " The Urbanist
    On Monday, the Seattle City Council is poised to approve several small property acquisitions to facilitate the Fairview Ave N bridge replacement. This is one of the last hurdles for green-lighting the project.
    https://www.theurbanist.org

2 days ago

Let’s Add New Bus Lanes to Overcome ‘Period of Maximum Constraint’

...The major addition to the transit network will be a new downtown transit pathway using Fifth Avenue and Sixth Avenue and providing transit lanes in some stretches but not in others. This should provide a...

...still benefit from more transit priority. Route 5 got an important queue jump at the Aurora Ave and Bridge Way N interchange and piggybacks on RapidRide E Line BAT lanes on Aurora Avenue. Finding space for...

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...easy. However, more queue jumps could ease other bottlenecks, like the congested (and confusingly named) Fremont Way N and Fremont Ave N intersection. And there does appear to be room for a BAT lane on Greenwood Avenue...

...summer. We could expand on them with painted bus lanes, particularly at key sections like Olive Way and John Street near Broadway...

    Let's Add New Bus Lanes to Overcome 'Period of Maximum Constraint' " The Urbanist
    The news on One Center City has not been very uplifting. The effort to keep Seattle moving during coming transit logjams got a re-brand to "Imagine Seattle," but it appears to still be lacking for bold imagination and timeliness.
    https://www.theurbanist.org

Jun 15

Spot Fix: Pacific Street Gets Bike Lane and Safety Improvements, West Seattle Getting Crossbikes

For right-turning vehicles on NE Pacific St at University Way NE, a new turn lane has been added and an LED sign will light up with “no right turn” when the pedestrian crossing phase is activated. This should improve safety for pedestrians, reducing the potential for collisions.

    Spot Fix: Pacific Street Gets Bike Lane and Safety Improvements, West Seattle Getting Crossbikes " The Urbanist
    Last week, an upgraded bike lane rolled out and several other changes overnight on NE Pacific St in the University District. A new right turn lane and turn restrictions to University Way NE were imposed to improve safety as vehicles approach University Way NE from the east.
    https://www.theurbanist.org

Jun 14

Monorail Study Advises Major Station Improvements, Future Infill Station

...heading to and from Westlake or Seattle Center, perhaps bolstering general ridership. A location on Fifth Avenue at Bell Street also fits well with bus service which operates on Battery Street, Bell Street, Blanchard Street...

    Monorail Study Advises Major Station Improvements, Future Infill Station " The Urbanist
    Last week, the Seattle Monorail released a study detailing strategies to upgrade the monorail from tourist attraction to an integral rapid, high-capacity transit line. VIA Architecture, a local design and planning firm, was commissioned for the job and suggests that three phases of strategic investments be made in the coming years.
    https://www.theurbanist.org

Jun 12

City Council Schedules Vote to Repeal Head Tax, Passes Several Transportation Measures

Consistency with the street concept plan for 8th Ave N and Aloha St (approximately $650,000 to $880,000);

Streetcar stop removal on 5th Ave S at S Jackson St;

    City Council Schedules Vote to Repeal Head Tax, Passes Several Transportation Measures " The Urbanist
    On Monday, the Seattle City Council held its weekly legislative meeting primarily focusing on transportation legislation and new appointments to city commissions and board.
    https://www.theurbanist.org

Jun 12

Worst Intersection in Seattle: 2018 (Round 4 – Final)

...Mercer St might have had an unfair advantage as all its intersections went up against 4th & Jackson downtown and won...

...Ave is one of Seattle’s most dangerous streets, and the six-way intersection at 23rd Ave S and S Hill St has had over a dozen collisions in the last five years. The intersection was constructed...

    Worst Intersection in Seattle: 2018 (Round 4 - Final) " The Urbanist
    It's the final round of voting for the Worst Intersection in Seattle. In the semi-finals, the winning intersections handily beat out the competition by two votes to one.
    https://www.theurbanist.org

Jun 04

Worst Intersection in Seattle: 2018 (Round 3)

In Downtown Seattle, 4th and Jackson has emerged as the worst. It’s currently a very busy transit area with buses...

    Worst Intersection in Seattle: 2018 (Round 3) " The Urbanist
    We're now down to four options for the Worst Intersection in Seattle, which is the worst intersection for pedestrians, cyclists, and transit riders as voted by readers of The Urbanist. Based on this year's seeding, voters have identified a worst intersection in each part of Seattle (North, South, South Lake Union, and downtown).
    https://www.theurbanist.org

Jun 01

Help Bring Seattle Home!

Volunteer: Seriously, we need you! Sign up here and/or attend a Volunteer Training on Saturday, June 2, 2-4pm at SEIU 775 Auditorium, 215 Columbia St.

    Help Bring Seattle Home! " The Urbanist
    The annual Point In Time Count numbers came out yesterday. 12,112 people experiencing homelessness were counted countywide, a 4 percent increase from last year. For the first time, over half of those people were sleeping unsheltered, in vehicles, in tents, and on the street. Experts agree on what works: housing first.
    https://www.theurbanist.org

May 30

Council Landmarks Mount Zion and Reauthorizes SoDo Homeless Shelter

...a sprawling lot (1634 Reverend Dr. S. McKinney Avenue) located to the southeast of the E Madison St and 19th Ave intersection and includes several structures and notable bell tower. Preservation controls will apply to the...

    Council Landmarks Mount Zion and Reauthorizes SoDo Homeless Shelter " The Urbanist
    On Monday, the Seattle City Council met for a relatively light legislative session on policy substance. However, councilmembers approved a new Capitol Hill landmark in the form of a culturally-significant church and gave reauthorization for a longstanding homeless shelter lease in SoDo.
    https://www.theurbanist.org

May 27

Will First Hill Ever Get the Rapid Transit It Deserves?

...The original station was at Madison and Boylston; We were here talking about Madison and Eighth Avenue and that’s almost three-quarters...

...The original station was at Madison and Boylston; We were here talking about Madison and Eighth Avenue and that’s almost three-quarters of a mile away,” Hudson said. “If you’re...

    Will First Hill Ever Get the Rapid Transit It Deserves? " The Urbanist
    In cowardly fashion, Sound Transit couched in legalese its decision May 17th to cut First Hill from light rail consideration.
    https://www.theurbanist.org

May 25

Say Yes to Tiny House Villages

The proposed project is a 38-unit Tiny House Village at 1714 E. Yesler Way. It is under the sponsorship of New Hope Missionary Baptist and Truevine of Holiness Missionary...

Come to the next information session: June 12th, 7-8:30pm at Ernestine Anderson Place, 2010 S. Jackson.

    Say Yes to Tiny House Villages " The Urbanist
    On May 22nd I attended an information meeting at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church about the Tiny House Village that is being erected by around the corner from my Central District home.
    https://www.theurbanist.org

May 18

Leary Ave NW in Central Ballard Is A Little Safer

...overhead flashing beacons indicating the fully controlled nature of the intersection. New design of the Leary Ave NW at 20th Ave NW. (City of Seattle...

    Leary Ave NW in Central Ballard Is A Little Safer " The Urbanist
    The confluence of three streets in the heart of Ballard has long been a community concern. Technically a five-way intersection, Leary Ave NW meets 20th Ave NW in two places and one leg of NW Vernon Pl.
    https://www.theurbanist.org

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