Yes, Seattle has a parking problem. There’s way too much of it.
There are half a million on-street parking spaces in Seattle, and almost all of them are completely free to use. That’s 60 million square feet of city land, or 1,378 acres. And that’s not counting all the parking lots, parking garages or home driveways and garages. Sightline estimates that between 10 and 20 percent of…tagged: alan durning, downtown, king 5, linda byron, mike lindblom, parking, seattle times, sightline
State transportation proposal is exact opposite of what people want
The Senate Majority Caucus Coalition has proposed a transportation package that in no way resembles the desires of Washington residents. If anything, it is the opposite of what people want. In fact, I’m not sure it’s accurate to call it a “transportation” proposal, since it primarily only funds highway expansions. Sightline analyzed the data and…
Sightline talks bikes and social justice with Major Taylor Project director
Ed Ewing is the Director of Cascade Bicycle Club’s Major Taylor Project (or, as the students call it, “Bike Club”). Bike Club aims to bring safe cycling and bike mechanic skills to youth in low-income communities in King County. Ewing recently spoke with Anna Fahey at Sightline about the young people he works with and…
Is lowering speed limits the key to increased safety on Dexter?
Alan Durning wrote a column for the Seattle Times earlier this week arguing that, in light of Mike Wang’s death and other senseless traffic fatalities in our state, Washington should follow nearby states and provinces by allowing municipalities to lower their speed limits. Sightline has since published a longer version of the column on their…
Sightline: A reluctant cyclist learning to love riding (despite SLU confusion)
Eric Hess is getting back on a bike for the first time in over a decade, and he has written two pieces about his experience for Sightline. As the weather warms, more and more Seattlites will be looking to hop on the saddle and give biking a shot. Eric’s posts are good reflections on what…tagged: beginners, construction, dexter, eric hess, mercer mess, sightline, south lake union
Armistice Declared, Seattle’s ‘War on Cars’ Meme Ends
Last year, you probably had the unfortunate experience of hearing or reading about this new “war on cars” raging all over the streets of Seattle. Mayor McGinn was running around slashing tires on his lunch break, Cascade was using their Big Bicycle money to push through legislation making it illegal to sell Turtle Wax, and…tagged: cars vs bikes, mike mcginn, sightline, war on cars
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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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