May 14

Help the Little Red Hen Project grow a bigger garden in Delridge

He started teaching a group of 5th and 6th graders on a weekly basis. “It’s grown from there,” he said.

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From left, the Little Red Hen Project founder Jenn Dowell and program manager Katie Kadwell stand in the spot where their new expanded community learning garden will grow, on the lawn at the Delridge Community Center, 4501 Delridge Way SW.

    Help the Little Red Hen Project grow a bigger garden in Delridge
    Help the Little Red Hen Project grow a bigger garden in Delridge By Lindsay Peyton Hidden behind the Delridge Community Center stands a row of raised garden plots bearing strawberries, carrots, potatoes, peas, broccoli, zucchini and artichokes.
    https://www.westsideseattle.com

May 10

Seattle doesn't have enough bus lanes for coming construction

In a letter to City Councilman Mike O'Brien, SDOT's interim director, Goran Sparrman, said most upgrades will be ready by March, but dedicated bus lanes on Fifth and Sixth avenues, and added ORCA readers on Third, may not be ready by then.

    Seattle doesn't have enough bus lanes for coming construction
    Plans to renovate the Washington Convention Center will shutter bus access to the tunnel, but streets may not be ready Updated 3:29 pm, Thursday, May 10, 2018 Seattle commuters are used to the bad traffic, but they may not realize just how bad it's going to get before it gets better.
    https://www.seattlepi.com

May 10

City Crosses Its Fingers for Early 2019 Bus Tunnel Closure

Proposed transit pathway on 5th and 6th Avenue with current 4th Ave corridor. (One Center City)

    City Crosses Its Fingers for Early 2019 Bus Tunnel Closure " The Urbanist
    On Monday, the Seattle City Council approved the street and alley vacations requested by the Washington State Convention Center (WSCC) for its forthcoming $1.7 billion expansion. In the process, they accepted largest public benefits package in Seattle history, and cleared a key hurdle toward allowing the project to start construction.
    https://www.theurbanist.org

May 08

Buses could be evicted from the downtown bus tunnel next spring, but Seattle streets might not be ready

Goran Sparrman, Seattle’s interim transportation director, warns in a memo that bus-lane restripings and signals for Fifth and Sixth avenues, and more ORCA fare card readers on Third Avenue, might take beyond March 2019 to complete.

    Buses could be evicted from the downtown bus tunnel next spring, but Seattle streets might not be ready
    Seattle's interim transportation director warns that bus-lane restripings and signals for Fifth and Sixth avenues, and more ORCA fare-card readers on Third Avenue, might take beyond March 2019 to complete. Share story Seattle might not have new bus lanes ready by the time travelers need them next March to deal with the eviction of 570 buses a day from the downtown transit tunnel.
    https://www.seattletimes.com

May 05

Apr 30

DSA Leads Third Avenue Task Force on a Trip to Portland

...south in Portland, Ore. The Portland Transit Mall stretches 26 blocks through downtown Portland, along Fifth and Sixth avenues. The transit streets were successfully redesigned and reconstructed through a public-private partnership after...

    DSA Leads Third Avenue Task Force on a Trip to Portland
    The hallmark of great cities are great streets - ones that balance competing needs and uses. And while there are great examples all over the country and the world, one lies just to the south in Portland, Ore. The Portland Transit Mall stretches 26 blocks through downtown Portland, along Fifth and Sixth avenues.
    https://downtownseattle.org

Apr 24

Most SR 520 Bus Service to Remain Unchanged: Restructure Focuses on Metro 255

...downtown, with up to 25% better travel times on 4th Ave. The added pathway on 5th and 6th alleviates pressure on all avenues. Bus passenger capacity across downtown would increase by 3700 in...

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Off peak 255 and 545 need less than 10 minutes from Montlake to Westlake and Fifth and Pine.

Also don’t underestimate the access that Stewart and Denny provides to SLU. You can walk to the further parts is SLU in 10 minutes from Stewart and Denny. The closest Link takes you is Westlake station, which is much much farther away and now instead of one seat plus walk, it is three seats

    Most SR 520 Bus Service to Remain Unchanged: Restructure Focuses on Metro 255
    The once ambitious restructure of bus service between Seattle and the Eastside over SR 520 has been reduced in scope and is expected only to include a truncation of Metro 255 service at UW. At last Thursday's King County Regional Transit Committee meeting, Metro staff confirmed that Sound Transit no longer intends to propose any changes to their routes on the corridor.
    https://seattletransitblog.com

Apr 19

Sound Transit Unveils West Seattle and Ballard Alternatives

...very different objectives. For instance, the representative project alignment would take a weaving corridor along Fifth Avenue and Sixth Avenue while the First Hill alternative (pink alignment) would bring light rail to the lower slope...

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The 5th/Roy/Consolidated alternative (navy blue alignment) would only provide one stop in South Lake Union, which would be consolidated to approximately the intersection of Westlake Ave N and Harrison St.

...situate light rail further away from the heart of Uptown by putting a station on Roy St and 1st Ave N.

...marks for the Elliott/15th/16th/Fixed Bridge alternative (purple alignment), which would terminate at NW Market St and 15th Ave NW. The alignment essentially mimics the representative project alignment, except that the Interbay stop would be...

    Sound Transit Unveils West Seattle and Ballard Alternatives " The Urbanist
    On Tuesday night, Sound Transit presented its first crack at alternative corridor alignments for the West Seattle and Ballard light rail extensions.
    https://www.theurbanist.org

Apr 19

  • Construction permit

    Construct alterations to create an accessory dwelling unit (DADU) to existing single family residence in the basement, per plans.

    3236 10th Ave. W. Issued April 17, 2018 Comment

Apr 12

  • Construction permit

    Construct 2nd story addition and substantial alterations to existing single family residence, per plan.

    829 W. Etruria St. Issued April 10, 2018 Comment

Apr 09

One way to sidestep Seattle traffic? Cut through an alley

Faced with gridlock on one side and a route that would lead him in the wrong direction on the other, Scott D. devised a solution to his traffic woes: He cuts through the alley between Fifth and Sixth avenues as he drives down Lenora Street downtown.

    One way to sidestep Seattle traffic? Cut through an alley
    A dive into Seattle's municipal codes found nothing to suggest driving through an alley is illegal, but the code does outline limits on speed and parking and sets standards for rights of way. Share story When nothing is going right, go left, so the saying goes.
    https://www.seattletimes.com

Apr 05

Mayor Durkan Backs Congestion Pricing, Delays Basic Bike Network

...may not open until 2021 (or later) if work is resumed. Proposed transit pathway on 5th and 6th Avenue with current 4th Ave corridor. (One Center City) Implementation plan, as of March 2018. (One...

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...likely come too late to change SDOT’s mind about key protected bike lanes like Fourth Avenue and Pine Street. Many North American cities from Calgary to Chicago to New York City have rapidly rolled...

    Mayor Durkan Backs Congestion Pricing, Delays Basic Bike Network " The Urbanist
    Yesterday Mayor Jenny Durkan came out in support of congestion pricing in Downtown Seattle and delayed implementation of key Basic Bike Network elements until 2021. The mayor's announcement comes on the heels of her pausing the Center City Connector streetcar project Friday.
    https://www.theurbanist.org

Apr 04

Mayor Durkan Proposes Short-Term Downtown Mobility Projects

...bus service on 4th. Some routes will be moved to a new transit pathway on 5th and 6th avenues in September 2019, as part of the bus tunnel mitigation, but existing (and congested...

    Mayor Durkan Proposes Short-Term Downtown Mobility Projects
    Earlier today, Mayor Durkan announced a pair of initiatives that aim to reduce car traffic through downtown in the coming years. A $30 million package of near-term mobility projects will come online through the end of 2021. This period is called the period of "maximum constraint" caused by the Convention Center's takeover of Convention Place Station and other downtown megaprojects.
    https://seattletransitblog.com

Apr 04

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Mar 23

The Time to Remake 4th Avenue is Now

Proposed transit pathway on 5th and 6th Avenue with current 4th Ave corridor. (Image: One City of Seattle)

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A Closer Look at Plans to Add Safety Improvements in Green Lake & Wallingford https://t.co/19txS9DMF1about 10 hours ago

    The Time to Remake 4th Avenue is Now " The Urbanist
    Just a few years ago, the Seattle Mayor's office, eying a confluence of construction events getting scheduled downtown and an uncertain timeline for buses to exit the downtown transit tunnel, pulled back on needed safety projects downtown for people on bikes.
    https://www.theurbanist.org

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