Friday, July 1, 2022

Bellevue Chronicle

Could West Seattle Have a Tunnel – and Housing, Too?

West Seattle and Downtown Seattle from the air (Wikimedia) The West Seattle Link extension was promised to voters as three stations (Delridge, Avalon, and Alaska Junction) running on an elevated guideway. Some West Seattle residents are advocating for the removal...

Sunday Open Thread: Hong Kong’s Expensive Housing

To put Hong Kong in perspective, imagine the entire population of the state of Washington in a territory slightly larger than King County’s urban area of which less than 25% is developed.

New Housing Coming Near Northgate Link Stations

A few of the planned and permitted projects near Roosevelt Station (Source: RDG/GGLO) While work Northgate Link moves past construction and into cleanup and testing, developers have been busy drawing up plans for new housing near its stations. Opening day...

Updated Designs for Lynnwood Link Stations, Including Public Art

Aerial view of Mountlake Terrace Station, looking southwest (courtesy of Sound Transit) After a bit of inactivity, the flurry of Lynnwood Link news continues for yet another week. The baseline schedule for Lynnwood Link has been set, and the last...

NYC to Offer Low-Income Half Fare; TriMet Rolls Its Out on July 1

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and NYC Assembly Speaker Corey Johnson have struck a deal that will give low-income New York City transit riders a roughly 50% fare discount starting next year, under a program called “Fair...

Lyft and Uber Tackling Last-Mile Problems

Geolocation around Westlake station. Courtesy of Todd Kelsay. The latest update to Lyft’s app will include a trip planning feature designed to encourage passengers to consider combining rideshare or carpool with transit, walking, and bikeshare. The move comes as part...

Bellevue is Booming with moregrowth on the way

Downtown Bellevue has boomed in the last couple of decades, and more growth is on the way. Since its incorporation, the city had its humble start as a suburb 10 miles east of Seattle now to a booming city center...

Phil Fischer with Jesus Lives Is a Different Kind of Preacher

Previously regarded as the most “unchurched” region in the nation, a local Christian aims to bring about revival in the Seattle area. He doesn’t have a degree in Theology, he doesn’t fly on private jets and he doesn’t ask anyone...

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