5:15 PM yesterday Mr. X commented on Why Did the City Kill Its Own Plan to Build Life-Saving Bike Lanes in Downtown and South Seattle?.
@22,

Kiss my recreational bike riding/commuting far-too-often in traffic that a vocal (and smug, privileged, and insufferably self-righteous) 3% minority of street users have created ass, Mags....

PS - on behalf of all of the disabled folks and delivery drivers who are being screwed bigtime by a lot of these new protected bike lanes, fuck you right back.
Apr 27 Mr. X commented on Why Did the City Kill Its Own Plan to Build Life-Saving Bike Lanes in Downtown and South Seattle?.
Bullshit - appeasing 3% of commuters at the expense of everyone else is idiocy - and evidently Ed Murray knows it too.
Apr 27 Mr. X commented on Why Did the City Kill Its Own Plan to Build Life-Saving Bike Lanes in Downtown and South Seattle?.
Because bike lanes are a stupid traffic-congestion causing waste of money that will never draw a significant amount of commuters (and eventually maybe going from 3.4% of trips to 5% doesn't rate).

Now if only they'd kill the other ones that are still in the planning stages and/or are underway (Roosevelt Ave - I'm looking at you).
Apr 22 Mr. X commented on How Seattle Gave Up on Busing and Allowed Its Public Schools to Become Alarmingly Resegregated.
@7,

Take that "exclusionary zoning" broken record and stick it where the sun doesn't shine. You need to get of Capitol Hill/SLU/Downtown more - lots of lower income/working class people have been forced to move to the suburbs due to the gentrification and displacement that is the direct result of the upzoning and upscale development you champion. And lots of other people move there because they like that so-called (actually thoroughly debunked, which you know, which makes you kind of a liar) "exclusionary" single family zoning. Hate to break it to ya, but most suburbanites don't long to live in dense Seattle neighborhoods. They just don't.

Of course, that being said, if busing were mandatory lots more people would move to the suburbs - including a goodly chunk of the affluent new Seattle residents who have moved here in recent years and are putting their kids in the SPS system. The SSD is indeed the biggest single district in the state, but taken as a whole there are far more kids in the other school districts in King County, and busing would make that a LOT worse (racial equity benefits notwithstanding).
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Mar 24 Mr. X commented on Morning News: Why New Link Stations Triggered Ridership Surge, and Why Bernie Sanders Is Not the Same as Donald Trump.
@13,

No, it's a fact. I was here in 1995 (when Sound Move failed at the polls) and in 1996 when it won. Were you?
Mar 24 Mr. X commented on Morning News: Why New Link Stations Triggered Ridership Surge, and Why Bernie Sanders Is Not the Same as Donald Trump.
"50,000 people on the train exactly means 50,000 people not in cars."

Abject, complete, utter bullshit. Even ST doesn't try and make this claim.

For the most part, those 25,000 people (reduced by 50% for round trips) aren't on buses anymore.

I'm glad LRT is finally open (albeit 10 years later than originally promised to voters), but let's don't try and gild the lily here.
Mar 10 Mr. X commented on Seattle “Progressives” Have a Lesson to Learn from San Francisco.
@13,

And someone needs to send these New Urbanist douchenozzles the memo that density in Seattle is in no way preventing development in the suburbs - Newcastle, Maple Valley, and lots of other suburban/exurban locations are still growing like topsy.
Mar 10 Mr. X commented on Seattle “Progressives” Have a Lesson to Learn from San Francisco.
@11,

Good post.

I'd add that the other thing that needs to happen in the Bay Area is that Palo Alto, Mountain View, and other smaller towns need to build more multifamily housing (horrors - sprawl!), and the young tech bros who live in SF and work in the Silicon Valley should suck it up and move closer to their jobs.
Mar 4 Mr. X commented on We Can't Start Building Tall Buildings Next To Short Ones!.
When you go through a series Historic Preservation Board meetings and are told repeatedly that your design doesn't cut it, you change the design or face the consequences (and that same board has signed off on plenty of other new buildings).

Too bad, so sad. Pound sand, motherfuckers!

Mar 4 Mr. X commented on We Can't Start Building Tall Buildings Next To Short Ones!.
@19,

Totally irrelevant - it's in a legally designated historic district and the developer has to play by those rules. If they don't want to, they can go pound sand and someone else will develop it in a way that complies with the code. Life will go on.