Greg Barnes
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Oct 29, 2013 Greg Barnes commented on Yeah, I Can Get Pretty Fired Up About Seattle Politics.
@9 only some lots at the UW are gated (such as montlake). Sometimes they will post people to take your $ at ungated lots (such as near Hec Ed during basketball games). But most of the time you can drive onto the main campus without paying - stopping at the booths is optional.
Oct 6, 2013 Greg Barnes commented on Slog Bible Study: Numbers 22:29.
This story was later remade as One Froggy Evening by Warner Brothers.
May 14, 2013 Greg Barnes commented on Slog Drone vs. Seattle Parks Department.
What about the model plane airfield in Carkeek?
Nov 30, 2012 Greg Barnes commented on Riding In Psych Lanes.
@61: There is now a signed (but not completed) Greenway on 39th Ave NE, paid for by Children's Hospital. 39th was the street everyone used anyway to leave the Burke-Gilman and head up into the hinterlands of Wedgwood. You'd use it, too, if you were heading north; it's a long, steady uphill, and there isn't much on the adjoining arterials (35th and 40th) that would make you want to travel up them exclusively. Sure, cut over to the PCC when you hit 65th, or climb up to Top Pot when you hit 70th, but otherwise there isn't much there there.

Going downhill (south), I usually take 35th or 40th instead because it's an arterial and you don't have to slow way down at the cross-streets like you have to/should when you're on 39th.

Anyway, it's more than just sharrows and signs; they put in islands on all the crossing arterials, so that you can go halfway across, and the plan is to put stop signs on all the crossing non-arterials (for example, NE 62nd St). Which points out the key thing about Greenways - they're mostly for people who are too timid to ride arterials like, say, me when biking with my 9-year old to school. Or people who don't want to use the arterial, like (apparently) most cyclists biking uphill for 35 blocks straight from the BGT.

Like the blurb from the city says, they're an alternative. You don't have to use them, but you can if you want. There are still sharrows on 35th NE (and maybe 40th; I don't pay that much attention to them), even though the Greenway is there a few blocks away.
Sep 25, 2012 Greg Barnes commented on Seahawks Win! (Thanks, Greedy Union-Busting NFL Owners and Your Embarrassing Replacement Refs!).
Apparently some of these refs weren't good enough for the Lingerie League:…
Sep 4, 2012 Greg Barnes commented on This Hole Keeps Getting Bigger.
To be pedantic (I work in the UW Tower, so I'm allowed), it's the Deca Hotel now, and the apartment tower at 47th and 9th is taller than the Deca.
Sep 4, 2012 Greg Barnes commented on This Hole Keeps Getting Bigger.
This is for a 'mixed-use' building, not light rail. As is the other hole on the other side of the alley. I like how the alley is still standing there, 4 stories tall.……
Jun 29, 2012 Greg Barnes commented on Speaking of Good Deeds....
@4: You are wrong. SMC 11.58.050:

"No person shall enter, leave, or open the door of a motor vehicle on the
side adjacent to moving traffic unless and until it is reasonably safe to do
so, and can be done without interfering with the movement of other traffic,
nor shall any person leave a door open on the side of a vehicle adjacent to
moving traffic for a period of time longer than necessary to load or unload
passengers. (RCW 46.61.620)"…