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  • #81149

    VeganBiker
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    Just wondering?
    The “Missing Link” is still a topic if anyone is willing to discuss it.

    IT NEEDS TO BE COMPLETED!

    #81150

    Chris
    Participant

    Everyone appears to have gone to NextDoor, because the interface seems to work for more than three minutes, to answer your first question.

    To answer your implied second question, Seattle’s politics are such that it getting anything substantial done in less time than your average Ice Age is effectively impossible. I remember hearing about this problem back in 2000 or 2001.

    As a comparison, if you are not a conspiracy theorist (if you are, you’re welcome to join in, but you’ll probably be drowned out by sciency-types), it only took from 1961-1969 for someone to announce that we were going to the moon, and a (comparatively) short time later, people walked on the moon. This problem is solvable in a vacuum. It is not solvable within the context of Seattle growing up.

    #81151

    NWCitizen
    Participant

    YES! I agree that the Missing Link needs to be completed. I think it is unconscionable that a few businesses have been allowed to prevent the approved, designed and fully funded project from moving forward.

    It seems obvious to me that the main concern of those businesses was the loss of free parking along Shilshole if the trail were built along the RR right of way. Somehow I doubt the loss of free parking was included as one of the reasons for the repeated appeals.

    There’s no doubt that parking is at a premium in Ballard but I lay the reason for that at the feet of developers and the City for not being willing to pay for the infrastructure, including necessary parking, that comes along with more people arriving in our community.

    Conversely, the potential loss of parking on NW 57th was one of the reasons used to oppose the Ballard Urban Rest Stop. Somehow I doubt that was the real reason for the appeals. Folks are afraid to say that the real reason for opposing social services is that they are opposed to poor people especially those who are homeless in proximity to where they live. That would be more honest.

    #81152

    NWCitizen
    Participant

    If the good conversations are on Next Door Media, how does one get on there?

    When I search for “Next Door Media” all I find are links that take me back to this site.

    #81153

    VeganBiker
    Participant

    NWCitizen – here is the web site, I believe you can sign up there.
    But I just sent you an invite to a comcast email address that I have for you, I hope that is OK.
    :)

    #81154

    VeganBiker
    Participant

    Ops..forgot the address.

    https://ballard.nextdoor.com

    #81155

    pennygirl
    Participant

    Siwmae, VB! How are you?

    #81156

    VeganBiker
    Participant

    pg – da iawn diolch, sut wyt ti cariad…

    #81157

    Rudy
    Participant

    Hey VB, most are still lurking, but far less frequent as you can see by how often posts are updated here. :)

    #81158

    NWCitizen
    Participant

    Thanks VB!

    #81165

    phoo
    Participant

    Between health issues and looking for work, I’ve kinda disappeared.

    #81167

    BuffaloHawk
    Participant

    I have been going to Reddit Seattle instead since there is a lot more info and activity. They also have a Reddit Ballard but it isn’t very active and the Seattle forum cover Ballard.

    #81168

    Mondoman
    Participant

    Figured I’d say “hi”, too! Hello everyone!

    #81169

    SunsetHillGuy
    Participant

    I’m here

    just been busy with life, mostly being out of town lately. Hope to actually stay put once July gets here

    as for NextDoor, I am on there but don’t see much there as I seem to not be able to access all the neighborhoods I’d like to because they aren’t close enough to me, how Whitter Heights among others is not close to Sunset Hill or North Beach I don’t know.

    #81170

    lakreitz
    Participant

    I moved to Long Beach, CA. There is a faint vibe to LB that reminds me of old Ballard – not glam and proud of it. However, unlike Ballard, this place is covered in well-marked bike paths and a second beach path was added to safely accommodate bikes and people

    There are a two Ballard-centered facebook closed groups that have a few familiar faces in them – Buy Nothing – Ballard and Ballard Community Building.

    #81171

    jj
    Participant

    I have some issues with Nextdoor that I haven’t gotten over yet. It just seems to be very unnecessarily elaborate for a neighborhood message board, and sometimes I feel it’s encouraging an unhealthy gossip mentality.

    I’ve been lurking around the r/seattle on reddit, and I’ve been wishing more people would post on r/ballard. Reddit has their own problems, especially r/seattle, but their forum is more stable than this one. I wish myballard would just farm out the forum to reddit already.

    #81177

    VeganBiker
    Participant

    Well I am glad that you are all here, “lurking” or otherwise. :)
    I’ll keep looking out for Ballard related topics that we could all talk about.

    #81180

    Crownhiller
    Participant

    We also serve who sit and lurk? ;o)

    #81181

    BuffaloHawk
    Participant

    If anyone is interested we can get this forum moving http://www.reddit.com/r/Ballard/. Seattle Reddit alone has over 70,000 members

    #81185

    PlantLover
    Participant

    I check in from time to time, but there is not a lot going on. I am on NextDoor, but haven’t gotten that interested. Haven’t tried Reddit. I have enough ways to avoid work….

    #81212

    SmartsyArtsy
    Participant

    Hi, I lurk but am seldom interested in writing :)

    #81224

    VeganBiker
    Participant

    SmartsyArtsy – I would be interested in ready anything that you might write… :)

    Woof!

    #81288

    Aunt Salad
    Participant

    Howdy everyone! I am here occasionally viewing posts and seeing some familiar folks on Next Door. Trying to keep the veggies watered in this heat! Stay cool everyone!

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