Posts for 'Transportation'

July/August Walk Bike Ride Challenge starts today

July 1st, 2011

  Seattle Department of Transportation has been running the Walk Bike Ride Challenge for about a year.  This program encourages folks to switch to walking, cycling and transit.  Participants become part of a community making a difference on many fronts, including personal health and improved air quality in Seattle. When you enroll, you’ll receive weekly […]

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Positive Motion: Putting us in our Places!

June 15th, 2011

For decades in Seattle we have argued over road real estate. We all want our space on the road, whether we drive a truck or bus, commute by car, walk to work, or ride a bike. Sharing that space — especially when we are in a hurry — brings out our cranky side, and our […]

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A great Saturday on Beacon Hill

May 24th, 2011

Saturday was a celebration of people power. I met up with the folks from Beacon Walks and Bikes for a special “PPPP,” otherwise known as a People-Powered Park Parade. The group has earned a Small & Simple Grant from the Department of Neighborhoods to design a proposed bicycle and pedsestrian path on North Beacon Hill, and […]

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Peace on Wheels

May 20th, 2011

You may have noticed a lot of bicyclists on our streets this sunny morning.  It’s Bike to Work Day!  I have written many times (here, here, and here) about Neighborhood Greenways on my blog, and I am working with other leaders in our community to create alternatives for those bicyclists, who, like me, want safe and […]

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South Park Bridge groundbreaking & celebration on Thursday

May 3rd, 2011

It’s tough to beat an afternoon party, especially one that features a 20-foot pinata and officially kicks off the construction of a new bridge reconnecting the South Park neighborhood to the rest of the city. Check out the West Seattle Blog for details on the pinata replica of the 16th Avenue Bridge, which will be suspended from a crane before it’s […]

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Should Seattle go it alone on light rail?

April 13th, 2011

I was invited earlier this year to participate in ThinkTank, a new feature on Publicola where dueling editorials on a pressing topic are published once a week and a cast of twenty-five get to add their perspectives to the debate. This week’s topic features Mayor Mike McGinn and King County Councilmember Julia Patterson weighing on […]

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Museum of Flight’s efforts to secure shuttle are to be commended

April 12th, 2011

I love flying, and even though I’ve never gotten beyond piloting a Cessna 206, every time I get into the plane I am thrilled. I can almost taste what it’s like to “boldly go,” as they said on Star Trek, and pass into the inky blackness of space. I really wish I could go with […]

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Neighborhood Greenways: Questions, Possible Answers, and Food for Thought – The FAQ’s.

April 11th, 2011

Following my ride last weekend with a number of bike advocates, Cathy Tuttle from Spokespeople invited me to provide further information about my vision for Neighborhood Greenways. The answers that follow are mine and only meant to provide information and inspire discussion. I welcome your input and further refinement, as these ideas could become the […]

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Pedaling toward proposed Bicycle Greenways

April 11th, 2011

I spent last Saturday pedaling neighborhood streets with two dozen bicyclists in Northeast Seattle. Our goal was to identify a few residential streets that could become part of our first Neighborhood Greenway, much like what we saw in Portland last month. Many of these riders brought their kids, who rode in trailers, wagons, and some […]

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Coffee with Two Sally’s is tomorrow in Pinehurst

March 25th, 2011

Sally Clark and I have booked our second coffee chat for 2011, and we’re on the road to Pinehurst tomorrow morning. Join us from 9:00 A.M. – 11:00 A.M. at the Starbucks inside Pinehurst Safeway for coffee and conversation. Grab a cup of joe or a pastry and come talk with us about the city […]

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