Comments for West Seattle Blog... http://westseattleblog.com West Seattle news, 24/7 Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:35:37 +0100 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.4.2 Comment on TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Tuesday updates; bridge collision by Jtm http://westseattleblog.com/2015/01/traffictransit-today-tuesday-on-the-move-14/#comment-1841943 Jtm Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:35:37 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=299356#comment-1841943 Yes the arterials were/still are the main problem. I obviously meant clear time AFTER the person was tended to. Yes the arterials were/still are the main problem. I obviously meant clear time AFTER the person was tended to.

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Comment on TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Tuesday updates; bridge collision by ab http://westseattleblog.com/2015/01/traffictransit-today-tuesday-on-the-move-14/#comment-1841934 ab Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:26:33 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=299356#comment-1841934 They don't know how to clear the main arteries when something like this happens. It was an absolute mess everywhere leading to the West Seattle Bridge because of this. And drivers today seemed more stupid than usual (which is saying something!) They don’t know how to clear the main arteries when something like this happens. It was an absolute mess everywhere leading to the West Seattle Bridge because of this. And drivers today seemed more stupid than usual (which is saying something!)

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Comment on TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Tuesday updates; bridge collision by mrose http://westseattleblog.com/2015/01/traffictransit-today-tuesday-on-the-move-14/#comment-1841929 mrose Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:23:13 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=299356#comment-1841929 thinking we need a bus lane on avalon thinking we need a bus lane on avalon

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Comment on TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Tuesday updates; bridge collision by AG http://westseattleblog.com/2015/01/traffictransit-today-tuesday-on-the-move-14/#comment-1841921 AG Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:18:26 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=299356#comment-1841921 Jtm, the motorcyclist was down on the ground with a VERY heavy bike on its side. The two cars who stopped were behind and beside him, so two lanes were fully blocked. You can see in the photo above that the third lane was partially blocked as well, with the end of the bike. I suspect nobody moved him until the medics came because they didn't want to injure him further, and the blocking cars were protecting both him and the person who was giving him aid. In a fender-bender, I'll join you in yelling and complaining about not clearing the road, but in this case, clearing the road before the human who was injured was stabilized and removed, would have put him at risk of being hit. Jtm, the motorcyclist was down on the ground with a VERY heavy bike on its side. The two cars who stopped were behind and beside him, so two lanes were fully blocked. You can see in the photo above that the third lane was partially blocked as well, with the end of the bike. I suspect nobody moved him until the medics came because they didn’t want to injure him further, and the blocking cars were protecting both him and the person who was giving him aid. In a fender-bender, I’ll join you in yelling and complaining about not clearing the road, but in this case, clearing the road before the human who was injured was stabilized and removed, would have put him at risk of being hit.

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Comment on TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Tuesday updates; bridge collision by MindDrive http://westseattleblog.com/2015/01/traffictransit-today-tuesday-on-the-move-14/#comment-1841919 MindDrive Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:18:21 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=299356#comment-1841919 Yep, looks all cleared as of 8:10. Just residual volume now. Yep, looks all cleared as of 8:10. Just residual volume now.

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Comment on West Seattle Crime Watch followup: What we’ve found out about the 47th SW burglary suspects by KM http://westseattleblog.com/2015/01/west-seattle-crime-watch-followup-what-weve-found-out-about-the-47th-sw-burglary-suspects/#comment-1841918 KM Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:18:13 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=299298#comment-1841918 I'd love to see them get the maximum sentence, and then instead of the free time in jail, they can work picking up trash, removing noxious weeds, etc. Solves many problems at once: no sitting around in prison, doing work nobody wants to do, and hey, now they have a job, and the rest of us can benefit from it. I’d love to see them get the maximum sentence, and then instead of the free time in jail, they can work picking up trash, removing noxious weeds, etc. Solves many problems at once: no sitting around in prison, doing work nobody wants to do, and hey, now they have a job, and the rest of us can benefit from it.

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Comment on How did we get here and how are ‘urban villages’ doing after 20 years? Review to be presented Wednesday by John http://westseattleblog.com/2015/01/how-did-we-get-here-and-how-are-urban-villages-doing-after-20-years-review-to-be-presented-wednesday/#comment-1841915 John Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:15:04 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=299327#comment-1841915 Westofjunction, Available parking does indeed encourage car usage. It is incredible to suggest otherwise. - Renting a garage at market rate is a much larger portion of the cost of car ownership than Westofjunction thinks. - Recently published, "Study: Parking Minimums Cost Seattle Renters $246 a Month." That is almost $3,000 per year. - Westofjunction's statement about the small but growing number of electric/hybrids has nothing to do with the issue of too many cars being on the road. If we replaced all internal combustion cars with new technologies, we would still be gridlocked on the bridge. - Urban 'utopiasts' are not envisioning a world with everyone living in 600 square feet and no car. They just want that to be an option for the people who do chose to make a smaller environmental footprint. What is wrong with that? - Few ideas of utopia involve an hour a day in stop and go traffic. Westofjunction,
Available parking does indeed encourage car usage. It is incredible to suggest otherwise.
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Renting a garage at market rate is a much larger portion of the cost of car ownership than Westofjunction thinks.
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Recently published, “Study: Parking Minimums Cost Seattle Renters $246 a Month.” That is almost $3,000 per year.
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Westofjunction’s statement about the small but growing number of electric/hybrids has nothing to do with the issue of too many cars being on the road.
If we replaced all internal combustion cars with new technologies, we would still be gridlocked on the bridge.
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Urban ‘utopiasts’ are not envisioning a world with everyone living in 600 square feet and no car. They just want that to be an option for the people who do chose to make a smaller environmental footprint.
What is wrong with that?
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Few ideas of utopia involve an hour a day in stop and go traffic.

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Comment on How did we get here and how are ‘urban villages’ doing after 20 years? Review to be presented Wednesday by Born on Alki 59 http://westseattleblog.com/2015/01/how-did-we-get-here-and-how-are-urban-villages-doing-after-20-years-review-to-be-presented-wednesday/#comment-1841914 Born on Alki 59 Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:14:47 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=299327#comment-1841914 Parking infrastructure could allow new residents to plug in electric vehicle. On street "pay to park" would not have this type of charging infrastructure, nor does the city have any type of long range plan to support electric vehicle charging "on street". It seems short sighted that this type of urban density does not require the developers to have adequate parking that could support clean energy. Parking infrastructure could allow new residents to plug in electric vehicle. On street “pay to park” would not have this type of charging infrastructure, nor does the city have any type of long range plan to support electric vehicle charging “on street”. It seems short sighted that this type of urban density does not require the developers to have adequate parking that could support clean energy.

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Comment on TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Tuesday updates; bridge collision by Jtm http://westseattleblog.com/2015/01/traffictransit-today-tuesday-on-the-move-14/#comment-1841909 Jtm Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:09:47 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=299356#comment-1841909 Traffic is a joke everywhere because of this. Why does it take so long to clear??? Traffic is a joke everywhere because of this. Why does it take so long to clear???

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Comment on How did we get here and how are ‘urban villages’ doing after 20 years? Review to be presented Wednesday by Rick http://westseattleblog.com/2015/01/how-did-we-get-here-and-how-are-urban-villages-doing-after-20-years-review-to-be-presented-wednesday/#comment-1841907 Rick Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:07:19 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=299327#comment-1841907 Due diligence is important. So not only should you peruse all current/future/proposed zoning,all of your council members political/financial leanings, local political climate that can influence the area,developers interest in local development,and many other potential situations. Then enjoy the rest of your lunch hour. Kind like a politician or developer or anyone who buys up a chunk of land only to "discover" it is now much needed for a big govt./civic or whatever project. Those folks know how to do their homework. Due diligence is important. So not only should you peruse all current/future/proposed zoning,all of your council members political/financial leanings, local political climate that can influence the area,developers interest in local development,and many other potential situations. Then enjoy the rest of your lunch hour. Kind like a politician or developer or anyone who buys up a chunk of land only to “discover” it is now much needed for a big govt./civic or whatever project. Those folks know how to do their homework.

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Comment on West Seattle music: New album recorded in a local living room by “Lucky Brown” and friends by shootsphotos http://westseattleblog.com/2015/01/west-seattle-music-new-album-recorded-in-a-local-living-room-by-lucky-brown-and-friends/#comment-1841900 shootsphotos Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:00:46 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=299333#comment-1841900 I love it! I love it!

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Comment on TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Tuesday updates; bridge collision by roxy http://westseattleblog.com/2015/01/traffictransit-today-tuesday-on-the-move-14/#comment-1841866 roxy Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:38:37 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=299356#comment-1841866 Fyi-Ambulence just went down Avalon Fyi-Ambulence just went down Avalon

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Comment on TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Tuesday updates; bridge collision by WSB http://westseattleblog.com/2015/01/traffictransit-today-tuesday-on-the-move-14/#comment-1841848 WSB Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:23:49 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=299356#comment-1841848 They're taking him via private ambulance (AMR) and have dismissed the SFD medics from the scene, which is confirmation that his injuries aren't life-threatening, at least. They’re taking him via private ambulance (AMR) and have dismissed the SFD medics from the scene, which is confirmation that his injuries aren’t life-threatening, at least.

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Comment on TRAFFIC/TRANSIT TODAY: Tuesday updates; bridge collision by Ag http://westseattleblog.com/2015/01/traffictransit-today-tuesday-on-the-move-14/#comment-1841846 Ag Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:21:33 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=299356#comment-1841846 Yes, the motorcyclist was indeed sitting up. However, he was moaning in severe pain. We paused to see if there was anything we could do, because we are both first aid trained. Fortunately, they already had 911 on the phone. He sounded like he was in horrendous pain. If anyone knows him, please let us know whether he is okay. We are thinking about him today. Also thank you to the drivers who stopped to help. I hope you're ok too - the secondary trauma of being involved in an accident with injuries is not insignificant. Yes, the motorcyclist was indeed sitting up. However, he was moaning in severe pain. We paused to see if there was anything we could do, because we are both first aid trained. Fortunately, they already had 911 on the phone. He sounded like he was in horrendous pain. If anyone knows him, please let us know whether he is okay. We are thinking about him today. Also thank you to the drivers who stopped to help. I hope you’re ok too – the secondary trauma of being involved in an accident with injuries is not insignificant.

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Comment on West Seattle music: New album recorded in a local living room by “Lucky Brown” and friends by Bonnie http://westseattleblog.com/2015/01/west-seattle-music-new-album-recorded-in-a-local-living-room-by-lucky-brown-and-friends/#comment-1841814 Bonnie Tue, 27 Jan 2015 14:45:37 +0000 http://westseattleblog.com/?p=299333#comment-1841814 Love it! Love it!

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