Comments for West Seattle Blog… http://westseattleblog.com West Seattle news, 24/7 Tue, 22 May 2018 06:26:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.5 Comment on What do you want to see in SDOT’s new boss? Plus, hear from its interim boss in West Seattle by Nolan http://westseattleblog.com/2018/05/what-do-you-want-to-see-in-sdots-new-boss-plus-hear-from-its-interim-boss-in-west-seattle/#comment-2150826 Tue, 22 May 2018 06:26:55 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=917343#comment-2150826 Induced demand. We have a couple nice trails, and the rest is a mediocre patchwork system of paint and sharrows, most of which are dubiously safe, and there are *still* hundreds if not thousands of bicyclists on it every day. I’d say “imagine how many bicyclists there would be if every major artery had a protected bike lane”, but you don’t have to — just look up the Netherlands.

Alternately, imagine how much anger-vomiting you’d be doing if car lanes got the same treatment: mostly disconnected from one another; regularly subjecting you to unnecessary life-threatening hazards; and whenever a bad road gets renovated, car-haters get out the torches and pitchforks because they’re conflating the cost of laying down new asphalt with the cost of tearing up and redoing an entire section of infrastructure.

Frankly, your level of entitlement is unimpressive.

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Comment on BIZNOTE: West Seattle Junction restaurant Fresh Bistro has closed after 9 years by Admiral Gal http://westseattleblog.com/2018/05/biznote-west-seattle-junction-restaurant-fresh-bistro-has-closed-after-9-years/#comment-2150821 Tue, 22 May 2018 06:05:15 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=917353#comment-2150821 Used to love this place, but service was uneven. This especially explains an experience we had a month ago, similar to Marc’s upthread, where the wine list “hadn’t been updated” and which ended with a huge “misunderstanding” about the cost of the bottle our group ended up choosing. We complained about what felt like a bait-and-switch but as everything took forever to arrive and we were on our way to a show, we couldn’t listen too much longer to the server who came back to blame us for the mishap, so we ate the considerable cost.  It left such a bad taste in our mouths and I wondered what was going on. I too, don’t understand the silent closure, for such a long-lasting neighborhood biz, just an unfortunate way to go all around. 

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Comment on UPDATE: Small fire in house near Charlestown water tower by Alki resident http://westseattleblog.com/2018/05/fire-response-near-charlestown-water-tower/#comment-2150820 Tue, 22 May 2018 06:02:49 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=917367#comment-2150820 Oh no, I pass it often and am so impressed by all the work being done. Thank goodness it wasn’t worse. Thank you

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Comment on DEVELOPMENT: 3 project notes from Junction, Luna Park, Morgan by Rwd http://westseattleblog.com/2018/05/development-3-project-notes-from-junction-luna-park-morgan/#comment-2150819 Tue, 22 May 2018 05:54:33 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=916868#comment-2150819 Sure hope so that place is a nightmare.

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Comment on BIZNOTE: West Seattle Junction restaurant Fresh Bistro has closed after 9 years by Onion http://westseattleblog.com/2018/05/biznote-west-seattle-junction-restaurant-fresh-bistro-has-closed-after-9-years/#comment-2150818 Tue, 22 May 2018 05:49:49 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=917353#comment-2150818 My wife will be really bummed. Good food and cocktails, and one of her favorites. I liked it also, but found the menu a bit limited for too many repeat visits. Best of luck to their crew.

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Comment on Cle Elum chimps get special gift from West Seattle seniors by Calires http://westseattleblog.com/2018/05/cle-elum-chimps-get-special-gift-from-west-seattle-seniors/#comment-2150815 Tue, 22 May 2018 05:44:57 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=917364#comment-2150815 What a wonderful thing to do!  

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Comment on BIZNOTE: West Seattle Junction restaurant Fresh Bistro has closed after 9 years by SeaSpade http://westseattleblog.com/2018/05/biznote-west-seattle-junction-restaurant-fresh-bistro-has-closed-after-9-years/#comment-2150814 Tue, 22 May 2018 05:33:24 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=917353#comment-2150814 And yet Chipotle lives on…

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Comment on WEST SEATTLE CRIME WATCH: Mini-mart hit again; repeat offender back in jail by SeaSpade http://westseattleblog.com/2018/05/west-seattle-crime-watch-mini-mart-hit-again-repeat-offender-back-in-jail/#comment-2150813 Tue, 22 May 2018 05:31:49 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=917298#comment-2150813 Bravo A  Bravo

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Comment on What do you want to see in SDOT’s new boss? Plus, hear from its interim boss in West Seattle by Chemist http://westseattleblog.com/2018/05/what-do-you-want-to-see-in-sdots-new-boss-plus-hear-from-its-interim-boss-in-west-seattle/#comment-2150812 Tue, 22 May 2018 05:18:50 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=917343#comment-2150812 How about one that visions a sdot website with a filing system that doesn’t rename all the directories/destroy links every few years and includes versioning so there’s a bit more accountability about when plans change?

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Comment on UPDATE: Small fire in house near Charlestown water tower by smittytheclown http://westseattleblog.com/2018/05/fire-response-near-charlestown-water-tower/#comment-2150811 Tue, 22 May 2018 05:17:25 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=917367#comment-2150811 It is that house.  Looks all contained now and they are wrapping things up.  They’ve done a fantastic remodeling job, it would have been a shame if it had been worse.  Thankful. 

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Comment on DEVELOPMENT: 3 project notes from Junction, Luna Park, Morgan by Steve http://westseattleblog.com/2018/05/development-3-project-notes-from-junction-luna-park-morgan/#comment-2150810 Tue, 22 May 2018 05:12:27 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=916868#comment-2150810 There’s already enough free street parking. The city should start charging for street parking and convert 30% of on-street parking to bike lanes and bus lanes. Why is so much space devoted to non-moving vehicles? The public right of way is for moving people, not for use as your personal garage.

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Comment on BIZNOTE: West Seattle Junction restaurant Fresh Bistro has closed after 9 years by YourMother http://westseattleblog.com/2018/05/biznote-west-seattle-junction-restaurant-fresh-bistro-has-closed-after-9-years/#comment-2150809 Tue, 22 May 2018 05:10:16 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=917353#comment-2150809 Surely your intention is not to belittle a person who is challenged to just enjoy the act of going out to dinner like I assume you do. Instead of being snarky or sarcastic, I’ll be earnest. Stop it with the “schooling” of people. It’s obnoxious and reeks of entitlement. 

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Comment on Cle Elum chimps get special gift from West Seattle seniors by Kb http://westseattleblog.com/2018/05/cle-elum-chimps-get-special-gift-from-west-seattle-seniors/#comment-2150808 Tue, 22 May 2018 05:04:51 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=917364#comment-2150808 Cool! What a sweet gift

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Comment on DEVELOPMENT: 3 project notes from Junction, Luna Park, Morgan by WestSeattle92 http://westseattleblog.com/2018/05/development-3-project-notes-from-junction-luna-park-morgan/#comment-2150807 Tue, 22 May 2018 05:04:39 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=916868#comment-2150807 Fundamental – I have a single car garage and similar sized driveway, and if anyone parks less than five feet from my driveway, I can’t get out.   So from my standpoint the five foot rule is essential.   Maybe if I had a two car garage and driveway the five foot clearance wouldn’t be necessary but like many living in West Seattle I only have a single car garage and driveway and the five foot clearance is absolutely necessary to get in and out of a driveway sized for one car.  

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Comment on Speaking of SDOT: Another downtown long-term traffic alert, for NB 1st Avenue by GMAN http://westseattleblog.com/2018/05/speaking-of-sdot-another-downtown-long-term-traffic-alert-for-nb-1st-avenue/#comment-2150806 Tue, 22 May 2018 05:02:47 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=917347#comment-2150806 So basically don’t go to pioneer square for 6 months, bummer for all the businesses 

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