Tag Archives: U-District

Seattle Bus Restructure Takes Effect, And an Ode to the 70-Series

Last Saturday, one week after two new light rail stations opened in Seattle, King County Metro implemented its major service change intended to more efficiently connect people with the stations. The changes consist of new, revised, and deleted routes mostly … Continue reading

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First U-District Parklet Opens

During the University District Street Fair last weekend the neighborhood welcomed its first official parklet. Located on 43rd Street at University Way, the parklet replaces two parking spaces and complements a Pronto bike share station outside of an ice cream … Continue reading

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Metro Refines 2016 U-Link Connections Proposal

Today King County Metro released a more refined “Alternative 3” for how bus service can be restructured around Seattle’s two new light stations opening early next year. This proposal is a hybrid of two earlier options and incorporates a wide … Continue reading

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CascadiaCast Episode 2: Cory Crocker

This week I’m joined by Cory Crocker, an active University District resident who helps¬†head up U District Square. The group is working to secure parks and open space amenities as the neighborhood rapidly grows and faces a population boom with … Continue reading

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Mayor Leads Scripted U-District Community Walk

On Saturday Seattle mayor Ed Murray continued his series of “Find It, Fix It” walks with residents of the University District. The event drew a large crowd and media presence, and wound through the neighborhood’s core with a police escort. … Continue reading

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SDOT To Extend Roosevelt Protected Bike Lane to 65th Street

At the Wednesday meeting of Seattle’s Bicycle Advisory Board, staff from the city’s department of transportation (SDOT) announced they will indeed extend a protected bike lane (PBL) another 20 blocks as part of an arterial repaving project on Roosevelt Way … Continue reading

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The Case for a Wallingford Crossing

Interstate 5, like freeways everywhere, is a real barrier between Seattle’s U-District and Wallingford neighborhoods. Currently there are only four street connections between the two, down from 12 before the freeway was built.¬† Recent discussions at community meetings have brought … Continue reading

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