Tag: gene balk
Balk: Seattle car ownership is down, but it’s up in places you’d least expect
You almost cannot stand anywhere in the city center or Capitol Hill without seeing construction cranes. The number of residences in these walkable, bikeable and transit-rich areas is rising fast. It’s clear that people want to live where they have more transportation options. But analysis by Gene Balk at The Seattle Times found something interesting:…tagged: capitol hill, downtown, gene balk, gentrification, seattle times
Times: Seattle is second safest big US city for walking and biking
As you sprint across a highway-style four-lane street through the heart of your neighborhood, it’s probably hard to believe that Seattle may be the second safest big city in the US for people walking and biking. But that’s what the data suggests, according to the 2014 Alliance for Biking & Walking Benchmarking report and the…
Times: Seattle joins ‘select group’ of US cities where fewer than 50% of residents drive alone to work
Seattle is one of only five large US cities where fewer than half of residents drive alone to get to work. Gene Balk at the Seattle Times followed up on our Census reporting to note that by crossing this 50 percent threshold, Seattle joins a “select group” of car-lite American cities. Among the 50 most…tagged: census, gene balk, seattle times
Is the Seattle Times falling in love with city cycling?
Seattle’s transportation culture is shifting fast. Bike lanes are extremely popular, and people want more of them. Transit is extremely popular and people want it to be faster and more reliable. People want our streets to be places, not just pipes and storage for cars. And most of all, Seattle is willing to sacrifice some…tagged: gene balk, jonathan martin, lance dickie, seattle times
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- Alert 6/5-9: Port is repairing Interbay Trail bumps + Planned detour has very tight squeezes – UPDATED
- Crosscut: Seattle Police are leaders in violent use of bikes during protests
- 32 Congressmembers including Rep. Jayapal urge adding walking and biking safety to vehicle safety ratings
- You should join the Bike Advisory Board (or any of these other boards)
- Thursday: Feit will release poetry collection ‘The Night of Electric Bikes’ at Good Weather
- Beacon Hill bike lane plan gets more detailed + City finds ways to add nearby parking
- Ballard HS Student: Missing bike racks limit biking to school in Seattle
- I love new Bike Lane Day
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