Comments for West Seattle Blog… http://westseattleblog.com West Seattle news, 24/7 Wed, 21 Feb 2018 22:34:10 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.4 Comment on 1 ship with 4 giant cranes will pass West Seattle on Friday by WSB http://westseattleblog.com/2018/02/1-ship-with-4-giant-cranes-will-pass-west-seattle-on-friday/#comment-2134216 Wed, 21 Feb 2018 22:34:10 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=909601#comment-2134216 The announcement notes that container cranes aren’t being made anywhere in the U.S. currently. I wouldn’t expect a China-made crane to come over in a U.S.-made ship but I’ve been looking around out of curiosity to see if there are any USA shipyards making heavy-lift ships … haven’t found one yet.

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Comment on 1 ship with 4 giant cranes will pass West Seattle on Friday by Question Authority http://westseattleblog.com/2018/02/1-ship-with-4-giant-cranes-will-pass-west-seattle-on-friday/#comment-2134215 Wed, 21 Feb 2018 22:09:55 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=909601#comment-2134215 Wow, what a coincidence that the ship is made in China, the cranes are made in China and the products that they will offload will be made in China.  What’s next, foreign investors buying into the Northwest real estate market, oh wait those are Chinese also.

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Comment on WEST SEATTLE LIGHT RAIL: Junction Neighborhood Organization pitches a part-tunnel plan by Scott A http://westseattleblog.com/2018/02/west-seattle-light-rail-junction-neighborhood-organization-pitches-a-part-tunnel-plan/#comment-2134214 Wed, 21 Feb 2018 22:02:08 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=909585#comment-2134214 I like the deletion of the Avalon station in favor of trying to get some underground tracks for a Junction station that heads southbound (I assume on Fauntleroy).  I also like the  bus connection emphasis.  It’s going to be a long time before the line is extended and ST has done a terrible job of working with SDOT to create in-city bus areas at or near Link stations.  (See pretty much all Link stations to date but especially Mt. Baker and UW Stadium where there could have been really good bus pick-up, drop-off and waiting areas.)

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Comment on Mayor Jenny Durkan coming to West Seattle for ‘town hall’ on Saturday by WSB http://westseattleblog.com/2018/02/mayor-jenny-durkan-coming-to-west-seattle-for-town-hall-on-saturday/#comment-2134212 Wed, 21 Feb 2018 21:40:03 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=909565#comment-2134212 Did you take the time to read or listen to any of them? I moderated one of the forums that had most of the candidates on hand. They ranged from far right to far left, and even the majority who (not required) described themselves as Democrats had a very wide range of positions.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seattle_mayoral_election,_2017

The field even included two people who have been known to show up at City Council chambers and call the councilmembers fascists (Alex Tsimerman until his ban; Tiniell Cato).

I’ve covered politics for more than 30 years and have never seen a more wide-ranging field. But if you still don’t believe your beliefs were represented by anyone, then either run or find somebody to back! City Council election is 2019, next mayoral election 2021, and time seems to move like wildfire.

Also possibly of interest to those who feel unrepresented: Ranked-choice voting.

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Comment on WEST SEATTLE LIGHT RAIL: Junction Neighborhood Organization pitches a part-tunnel plan by WSB http://westseattleblog.com/2018/02/west-seattle-light-rail-junction-neighborhood-organization-pitches-a-part-tunnel-plan/#comment-2134210 Wed, 21 Feb 2018 21:25:12 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=909585#comment-2134210 You can cut to the comment section at https://wsblink.participate.online/ by choosing the “Alternatives” tab toward the top of the page. (You can also see what others have said by clicking the “pins” on the map.)

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Comment on WEST SEATTLE LIGHT RAIL: Junction Neighborhood Organization pitches a part-tunnel plan by D Del Rio http://westseattleblog.com/2018/02/west-seattle-light-rail-junction-neighborhood-organization-pitches-a-part-tunnel-plan/#comment-2134209 Wed, 21 Feb 2018 21:21:04 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=909585#comment-2134209 Is it me, or was there nowhere to add a comment to their survey? I wanted to specifically say put a tunnel at least through the Junction Area. 

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Comment on WEST SEATTLE LIGHT RAIL: Junction Neighborhood Organization pitches a part-tunnel plan by FridaK http://westseattleblog.com/2018/02/west-seattle-light-rail-junction-neighborhood-organization-pitches-a-part-tunnel-plan/#comment-2134207 Wed, 21 Feb 2018 21:06:09 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=909585#comment-2134207 I really like this proposal. Thank you, JuNO. A partial tunnel and a station at 41st & Alaska is a great solution for keeping our Junction intact and pedestrian friendly.

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Comment on Mayor Jenny Durkan coming to West Seattle for ‘town hall’ on Saturday by Old native http://westseattleblog.com/2018/02/mayor-jenny-durkan-coming-to-west-seattle-for-town-hall-on-saturday/#comment-2134206 Wed, 21 Feb 2018 21:05:50 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=909565#comment-2134206 20 candidates … one republican

a couple socialists and the rest lefty’s 

so agreed with the commenter 

not much to choose from. The debates were bobble heads 

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Comment on WEST SEATTLE LIGHT RAIL: Junction Neighborhood Organization pitches a part-tunnel plan by dsa http://westseattleblog.com/2018/02/west-seattle-light-rail-junction-neighborhood-organization-pitches-a-part-tunnel-plan/#comment-2134205 Wed, 21 Feb 2018 21:02:24 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=909585#comment-2134205 West Seattle deserves the same respect other parts of the city have gotten with a tunnel.

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Comment on UPDATE: DUI investigation after driver hits pedestrian at 26th/Genesee by waikiki..girl2 http://westseattleblog.com/2018/02/traffic-alert-genesee-blocked-west-of-delridge/#comment-2134204 Wed, 21 Feb 2018 21:01:36 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=909437#comment-2134204 @WSB,,, thank you

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Comment on WEST SEATTLE LIGHT RAIL: See the open house maps/charts with draft height, cross-streets by LarryB http://westseattleblog.com/2018/02/west-seattle-light-rail-see-the-open-house-maps-charts-with-draft-height-cross-streets/#comment-2134203 Wed, 21 Feb 2018 20:54:46 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=909187#comment-2134203 The whole alignment in West Seattle needs to be underground, except perhaps at Delridge where the grade from a Duamish bridge might require too steep a grade. 

The current line in the North End is underground. Last I checked, Roosevelt was about as dense as the Junction.

An elevated structure can work in less dense areas, such as south of the MLK alignment on the existing line. The MLK alignment is also stupid. Sound Transit seems to like to cry budget shortages when they’re building near any street with an “S” or “SW” in its designation.

The Ballard extension is stupid for different reasons. If you’ve ridden the D line, you’ll notice that not a lot of people get on or off between Nickerson and Queen Anne Ave, even during rush hours. That should be a tunnel alignment with a deep station at Queen Anne and Boston, and then some sort of solution for a central Fremont station. Then Ballard. Central Ballard, not 15th and Market. More like 22nd and Market.

Such bad planning, and the region will be stuck with it for a long, long time.

That said, I’d take this over nothing.

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Comment on WEST SEATTLE LIGHT RAIL: Junction Neighborhood Organization pitches a part-tunnel plan by JeffK http://westseattleblog.com/2018/02/west-seattle-light-rail-junction-neighborhood-organization-pitches-a-part-tunnel-plan/#comment-2134201 Wed, 21 Feb 2018 20:35:26 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=909585#comment-2134201 I support a partial tunnel, seems like a good compromise.

On the Online Open House go to the Alternatives tab and zoom in to Like/Dislike comments or add your own.

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Comment on UPDATE: DUI investigation after driver hits pedestrian at 26th/Genesee by MK http://westseattleblog.com/2018/02/traffic-alert-genesee-blocked-west-of-delridge/#comment-2134200 Wed, 21 Feb 2018 20:28:51 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=909437#comment-2134200 Thank you

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Comment on UPDATE: DUI investigation after driver hits pedestrian at 26th/Genesee by SPD Detective Parker http://westseattleblog.com/2018/02/traffic-alert-genesee-blocked-west-of-delridge/#comment-2134199 Wed, 21 Feb 2018 20:26:31 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=909437#comment-2134199 If you are a witness to this collision, please call SPD Detective Parker at 206-233-0059, reference SPD Case #2018-062040.   This is an important investigation, community assistance is much appreciated.  

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Comment on UPDATE: DUI investigation after driver hits pedestrian at 26th/Genesee by WSB http://westseattleblog.com/2018/02/traffic-alert-genesee-blocked-west-of-delridge/#comment-2134197 Wed, 21 Feb 2018 20:16:55 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=909437#comment-2134197 MK, thank you for the update, and healing wishes to your niece. This is generally the only way we ever hear how crash/crime survivors are doing, via a comment from a family member, as names are not made publicly available so we have no way to ask the hospital, etc. If there is anything the community can do to help her/her family, please let us know – you can also e-mail us at editor@westseattleblog.com – TR

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