Walking and the pedestrian environment
November 8, 2003
ST Link Maintenance Base (Seattle)

Sound Transit Central Link Groundbreaking at Link Maintenance Base

Here are some notes from my visit to Sound Transit's Central Link groundbreaking. I always seem distracted by stuff going on at the periphery, unable to focus on the main event.

ST had some revealing photos on display, of WWII newspapers that were dug up - this place has been a big waste bin for a long time. Sidewalks are uncommon, and even if they exist they're obviously used for parking or blocked by loading docks. I'm just a bit worried about the culture clash between SODO's freight and increased peds and bikes from light rail and the new ped/bike path.

This is something I'll be watching closely as light rail and monorail come online.

Posted by Rob Ketcherside at November 8, 2003 10:00 AM
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