by MARK DUBLIN
There’s a public meeting about Seattle’s waterfront tomorrow night:
October 27, 2011
5:00pm – 9:00pm
Bell Harbor Conference Center, Pier 66 – Elliott Hall
2211 Alaskan Way
Seattle, WA 98121
Enjoy local food trucks and live music at 5:00 pm.
Design update presentation by James Corner at 6:30 pm, followed by interactive stations to share your ideas.
Everyone interested in transit should show up ready to discuss three critical ideas about the Waterfront , both with designers and with our elected representatives who give them their orders:
One, that transit on First Avenue is not close enough to serve the mile and a half of shoreline three steep blocks to its west.
Two, that on the new Waterfront itself, public transit vehicles are not obstructions to public enjoyment, but critical tools to ensure it.
And three, that productive industrial workers hosting interested visitors create great “hospitality.” Vancouver BC’s Denman Island’s industry is its greatest “draw”.
Transit modes? A working Waterfront needs the technology of street rail along with the pedicabs. As Dresden shows: street rail can operate across a lawn!