Posts Tagged ‘Seattle’

The Seattle Monorail

Hello, my name is Bryan, and I’m a transit geek. Yes, one of my hobbies since I was a kid is watching and living the vehicles and the operations of most forms of transit:  buses, trains, ferries, streetcars, and whatnot.  I have, however, a special fascination for the monorail. The Seattle Center Monorail was born […]

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Wither Seafair?

For anyone who has lived in the Seattle Area, August is about the celebration of Seafair.  (For those looking over my shoulder in the Oregon province of Cascadia, Seafair is similar to Portland’s Rose Festival.)  The Torchlight Parade, fireworks, footraces, a milk carton boat event, and a wide variety of music are all part of […]

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Critical Mass: More Harm than Good

Let me just start out by saying that I am all for any effort that will help the cause for more bicycle routes, more bicycle usage, and safer conditions for riding bicycles in the cities of Cascadia.  I have been a lifelong bicycle rider, well before it was the “in” thing to be doing.  I […]

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Light Rail for Seattle Now, Not Later

Today, the board of Sound Transit is meeting to decide whether to put a plan to increase the sales tax to finance light rail and other transit options for the next decade or two.  There are strong opinions both ways, to go ahead and put an aggressive proposal on the ballot or to do nothing […]

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Our Overreliance on the Computer

I truly enjoy the benefits that technology has brought to us in its many forms. However, one of my thoughts about the advance of that technology is that we tend to lose the essence of what we are actually doing. Many of the mundane tasks we perform have been made much easier in the computer […]

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