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Spy Cameras Uber Alles, Down With the Trees

All hail the traffic-surveillance camera. Everything, everyone is offered up in sacrifice to it. Remarkably we spent centuries without a government, or business, pointing a camera ...

Open Letter: Pinch Point at West Mercer Street

Recently SDOT installed at mid-street a median island for pedestrians at the intersection of 5th Avenue West and West Mercer Street.   Seems to me however that putting this pinch ...

Path to Iconic Public Works Projects

This New York Times article  about New York’s grand, new transit station is a good opportunity to point out the problem with the mediocre type of urban planning and transportation ...

Ballard Interbay Planning Leaves A Lot to be Desired

This below letter has been sent to the City of Seattle, it is related to the recent Ballard Interbay Study project that the City involved a number of Magnolia leaders and other interested ...

SDOT’s Lack of Consideration

Friday afternoon at 5 o’clock, and sdot has Dravus Street at 15th Avenue NW down to one lane eastbound, because they’re doing a signal enhancement project. This reporter ...

June Magnolia QA District Council Meeting – What is or will be happening on Magnolia or QA?

This is a dispatch from the Magnolia-QA District Council meeting, please note, most of the quotes are verbatim, some paraphrasing has been undertaken in order to be able to include ...

Unkempt city streets

This is the first in a series of snapshots from around the city of Seattle that looks at the state of disrepair and ongoing lack of maintenance that pervades the city’s common ...
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