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…we received no mail that day. Or the next. Or the next. We then received a letter saying that we would no longer receive mail at home.
So the carrier wouldn’t deliver your regular mail for multiple days due to the dog “threat”, but then somehow they gained the courage to deliver the letter stating that they couldn’t deliver your mail?
That’s funny in a Catch-22 kind of way.
The BBA are claiming to oppose the trail on safety/insurance/lost business grounds, but it is really about their loss of free access to the public right of way for parking, staging trucks, storage, etc.
So in that sense GI is correct, it is about parking.
Ah, an old-school missing link thread… makes me nostalgic for the days of old (My) Ballard.
I don’t have anything new to say on this topic, and Salmon Bay has it covered anyway, but I guess I just can’t help myself.
The insurance thing is a red herring. Every single cement truck that SBS&G puts on the street on any given day has to cross the existing portion of the BG trail to get in and out of their parking lot over by Fred Meyer. If their insurance rates were based on proximity to a multi-use trail, they would already be screwed.
The Alki trail, which is far more heavily used than the ML would be, crosses 11th and Spokane Pl on Harbor Island which are used by hundreds of trucks every day going in and out of the shipping terminals at the port. Are all those trucking companies paying higher insurance rates because they cross a bike trail on their way to the port?
That whole insurance thing started with one guy (Aakervik?) who said that his insurance agent told him that his rates would go up if the trail went in. Pretty anecdotal evidence there…
Insurance rates are based on accident rates and the trail would make it safer for bikes and trucks to share the road, much more than the current situation.
Oh, and there is this…
Why is there an objection to a cycle track up Leary and across Market? The short term parking along this route is inconsequential.
LOL, I would bet that all the business along that route would disagree with that statement! Besides, you could say the exact same thing about the short term parking along Shilshole.
@Darth Satan, THAT is funny!
Yes, I was by there yesterday (I live 3 blocks away) and except for the construction zone in front of the place the block looks just like it always has.
The presence of hobo vans actually works counter to your arguement because the fact that they can park there “for months at a time” indicates that no one on the block really gives enough of a crap to call them in. So parking must not be that great of a concern for the immediate neighbors.
Anyway, I’m not offering a solution, and I’m definitely not throwing my hands up in the air, mainly because of an old shoulder injury, but also the fact that I don’t really see the issue with a low income senior housing building with a URS getting a parking waiver.
Sounds like a productive meeting!
Salmon Bay wins the whole internet today!
Fighting development on the basis of maintaining access to free, easy street parking is just a losing battle. This part of the neighborhood is never again going to have enough free street parking for everyone, that’s just a fact and it’s only going to get worse.
It totally makes sense to waive the parking requirement for both low income senior housing AND the URS, I doubt that either low-income grannies or the homeless are going to be clogging up the street with their BMW’s.
Teigyr, this story was widely reported by all kinds of news outlets at the time it happend including eyewitness statements. The guy was drunk, started a confrontation, and when he was challenged he played the “I’m a cop” card. Not at all professional.
The SPD isn’t under the scrutiny of the Justice Dept because of media bias…
I don’t know anything about those bikes, but I’ll be sure to let you know if I see your wife’s back in my front yard.
Respectfully, clique of weirdos.
gracie, your question reminds me of an old question from HS physics class.
If you have a well insulated air-tight room and you put a refrigerator in the room, plug it in, and open both the refrigerator and freezer doors, will the temperature in the room:
a. Go down
b. Stay the same
c. Go up
I don’t understand why someone wouldn’t realize that someone (and their dog) might think it was fun.
Also, with the distance restrictions from schools, parks, community centers, large parts of the city are off limits. Ballard, like SODO, happens to have some areas that are far enough from polite society for these shops to operate.
BR +1, the winners get to write the history books…
It was hardly “civil disobedience”, it was a war, an extremely bloody one, that the colonies barely won.
I would bet that if you went back in time and talked to rank and file “patriots” you would probably hear a lot of opinions about the British system that are pretty similar to those that modern “anarchists” hold about our current capitalist system. After all they resisted the need for a federal government and any taxation until more than a decade after independence.
The revolutionary war was basically what today we would call an insurrection, and part of a global power play complete with secret support from other world powers like France and Spain. History really does repeat itself.
Edog is right to ask, as it does matter.
Group 2 performs the best chassis and suspension work in the area, but they probably aren’t the right choice for a “buggy” that spends half it’s life at intersections waiting for the other driver to go…
Pretty much if the other driver shows any type of hesitation I go.
Exactly, I’m the guy in the Yugo in the Portlandia bit.
30 seconds to decide who goes first at an unmarked intersection? nobody comes out of that situation looking good.
Allison, you really waited for 30 seconds? Two cars, sitting at an unregulated intersection for a full 30 seconds?
Here’s how I do it. One, one thousand, two one thousand.. Go! No finger, no drama, just head on down the road, not giving it a second thought.
30 seconds…that’s funny.
@Barrie Arliss, Ballard Ave is a historic preservation district so there are rules regarding keeping the historic look of the buildings, but not necessarily what businesses go inside.
There must be something about Subarus that make them easier to steal. Thieves tend to stick to the models that they are familiar with.