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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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New Protected Bike Lanes Open in the University District

Over the last few weeks the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) installed protected bike lane (PBL) projects on both ends of the University District. The neighborhood is popular for bicycle commuting, with over 5,000 bike daily trips to the University … Continue reading

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CascadiaCast Episode 4: Patty Lent

On this episode of CascadiaCast I chat with Patty Lent, Bremerton Mayor and former Kitsap County Commissioner. Bremerton is the largest city in Kitsap County and home to the strategic Puget Sound Naval Shipyard. Lent shared that she strongly believes … 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 3: Michael Maddux

In this episode I sit down with Michael Maddux, a paralegal and Democratic Party leader running for Seattle City Council in District 4. Michael helped spearhead the formation of permanent parks and recreation funding through the voter-approved Seattle Parks District … 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 helpsĀ 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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U-District to Discuss Neighborhood Open Space

The U-District Partnership will host a community forum on Tuesday, October 7th at 7pm at Alder Hall (1310 NE 40th Street) with the Seattle planning and parks departments to discuss public open space in the the University District, one of … Continue reading

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