How to ride the LINK

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

A class in how to ride the LINK will be offered at the Shoreline Lake Forest Park Senior Center on Tuesday, July 28 from 10 to 11:30am. Everyone is welcome and it is not necessary to sign up in advance.


Anonymous,  June 30, 2015 at 11:13 PM  

I hope this is just a "how to ride" workshop and not a situation where attendees will be forced to listen to any TOD/High-Density living tripe.

Anonymous,  July 1, 2015 at 1:41 PM  

You might be surprised how many people are not opposed to high density living. Ever travel to Europe? Japan? New York?
Please consider - single family homes on large yards is not the best stewardship of our natural environment.

Unknown July 1, 2015 at 8:59 PM  

Yep. We're a growing city.

Anonymous,  July 1, 2015 at 10:31 PM  

Here we have the same old, tired, mega-density rhetoric that is spewed out with no thought at all to the existing conditions that are slated for out of scope density in Shoreline. Yes, anon, 1:41pm, some people do like high density living, and that's why those people choose to live in downtown Seattle - as in, an actual Urban area. *You* might actually be surprised about how many world travelers and ex-pat's from various parts of Europe there are who live in the rezone areas that are opposed to the level of density that the City has shoved down our throats. Single family homes with large yards are actually a very viable option for environmental stewardship as long as:
-energy efficient upgrades are made, which, hello, this is the PNW, many people do.
-homeowners grow their own fruits and vegetables - cutting down on the environmental impact of transporting food from long distances.
-homeowners retain and maintain as many trees as possible on their lot for clean air and drainage mitigation.
-homeowners create or maintain habitats for backyard wildlife

How do the following environmental threats as a result of redevelopment for high-density pan out in your book?

-minimal tree retention requirements in the subarea for any redevelopment that occurs. And when this happens, the quality of air will decrease, causing health issues. Wildlife will be displaced, and yards that used to support the natural habitat and home gardens will be cast into canyons of darkness. You do realize that Sound Transit will need to remove a huge amount of trees on the E. side of I-5, right? No word on whether they will be required to replace them.
-no plan for increased storm water runoff or who is going to pay for upgrades. No thought whatsoever was given to watersheds that run through Shoreline.
-old homes in the landfill, transport of old home carcasses out, production and transport of new home materials in... the ensuing noise pollution.... worsening mental health from the loss of natural area and woodsy neighborhoods with wildlife habitat.

Rezone SODO, rezone the abandoned malls and their parking lots up in Everett, revitalize the urban core of Tacoma. Leave Shoreline alone or give us what we asked for - zoning for moderate growth that is supported by the market study that your tax dollars paid for that the City disregarded in the name of special interests.

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