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What a bullshit answer on light rail! ST's current "doings" are not enough! We need light rail to Ballard like, yesterday. And we should absolutely be planning to go to West Seattle, Fremont and other neighborhoods that have so far NOT been included in the buildout.
Murray is on the ST Board, and its discouraging to say the least (but not surprising) that his new appointee doesn't seem to view light rail expansion as a transportation priority for the city.
How about get real and just kill it?
This is abundantly obvious to me. Seattle is crackers for adding new, independently operated transit modes. I sure hope he can wrangle better integration during his tenure. I wish you much Good Luck Scott Kubly!
Couldn't agree more. SDOT (pushed by City Council) plans in silos, with separate Bicycle Master Plan, Transit Master Plan, Pedestrian Master Plan, Freight Mobility Plan, etc. etc.
I can't wait for City government to recognize we need an integrated, coordinated Transportation Master Plan. Junk the silos. Junk the separate plans that don't talk to one another!
I hope Kubly can help move things in that direction.
Also, half the time, the walk signal at Fauntleroy doesn't even work, i.e. you press the button well in advance, and the walk signal doesn't change.
I think you need to call the waaaaaambulance.
"ecosystem" should not be used here until there is an actual "system".
What we have are overlapping or gaping holes in a multimodal infrastructure ambrosia salad.
Some group of power brokers cobbles together some political drones and points them toward some popular mobility amenity. Somehow they convince themselves to bestow upon the developer class some-thing-new. The new thing goes as far as it can before people notice how much money going further costs.
Then there are the usual bunch of spoiled brats crying that they have an old shiny thing and they want a new shiny thing, and people actually move into those giant cubes and flood the limited and poorly executed nub of modality.
And when a gaggle of committee members doesn't sufficiently genuflect when the landed gentry makes an entrance, a new board/mode will be created to get that developer a god damned amenity.
Were kind of running out, though, we are gondolas in the air, and ski tow ropes are just up yours (because, you know, peddling up hills isn't as much fun).
It's a shitfest involving billions of dollars with stunningly little thought of integration, committees need to maintain their form, and the committees that report to committees.
Welcome to Seattle, where every rail is a 3rd rail.
Not one fucking TOD spot imagined anywhere near it, few sidewalks near it, and nobody will give two shits about it until district elections in 2015. Awash of single family homes,1 P&R at 145th, and sporadic bus "service" that runs parallel to it. It's the fuckup of the future.
2035 isn't a plan, but a delicate dance to not offend.
What we need is parity, not the War By Cars assuming cars (1 person) is more important than a walking Citizen Who Pays Taxes - the car owner probably is from the suburbs.
@7 is right, go after intersection blockers by immediate fines and 72 hour car impounding- they will change behaviour fast.