If you been driving around Madrona along 34th Avenue, East Denny, and/or Madrona Drive you have noticed the temporary markings for the new bicycle lanes. Well, Seattle Department of Transportation have the new permanent markings for the lanes on the streets now. It looks pretty good, but I would not want to open my driver’s side door if I was parked on the east-side of the street where 34th Avenue meet East Denny Way – it is tight and there is little visibility. Nevertheless, bicycles will now have more room whether traveling from Madrona, Denny Blaine or Leschi when coming up the steep hill on Madrona Drive, along East Denny, and up the incline on 34th Avenue until they get to Pike Street and the Madrona Business District.
Rumor is that President Barack Obama is attending a political fundraiser (reportedly raising $17,000 per person) this weekend in the Madrona / Denny Blaine area. While I am not sure about the date, the Seattle Times reported earlier this month that Obama was to be in Seattle on May 10th. Thus don’t be surprised if you catch a glimpse or see evidence of the president in Madrona / Denny Blaine this weekend or in the coming weeks.
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A Seattle Times editorial lambasts Denny Blaine’s State House Representative Sharon Tomiko Santos (Democrat) while praising Denny Blaine’s State House Representative Eric Pettigrew (Democrat) for their stances on how to fix the state’s school system. The Seattle Times editorial said Santos along with her counterpart in the State Senate blocked even a vote on educational reform involving both teacher evaluations and charter schools.
In stopping the votes, Santos was at odds with Pettigrew who shares her Seattle district which includes Denny Blaine and the Seattle neighborhoods to the south. Pettigrew wrote a bill to add limited charter schools to the state, but it never came up for a vote even after Pettigrew spoke at a house hearing about his academic struggles while growing up with a single parent and going to school in South Central L.A.
If you have an opinion on this matter, you can click on the links above to either Santos’ or Pettigrew’s bios. Once on either of their bios you can click “email” and after adding your address you can contact your Representative. If you check the box on your email then it will go to all three of your State Representatives.