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Seattle In The Spotlight July 6 - 12

Seattle in the Spotlight: July 6 – 12

Seattle Bike Shares Could Double to 20,000 Bikes under New Proposed Rules

Seattle Times | David Gutman | July 12

“Seattle’s bike-share program could soon double in size, with up to 20,000 bikes in the city, under proposed regulations announced Thursday. The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) proposal would allow four private bike-share companies to operate in the city, with each offering up to 5,000 bikes. Each company would pay a $250,000 annual fee — which amounts to $50 per allowed bike — for a permit to operate on city streets and sidewalks. Currently the city charges $15 per bike plus about an $1,800 administrative fee.”

Seattle Zoo Turns to Virtual Reality and Beacon Technology to Give Visitors a Closer Look at Animals

GeekWire | Kurt Schlosser | July 12

“For all of the excitement that goes on in some of the award-winning exhibits at Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo, a good amount of intrigue takes place behind the scenes, where the animals are often fed and cared for. In an effort to shed more light on animal behavior, their welfare and more, the zoo is testing two new technological initiatives in the new Assam Rhino Reserve — home to two greater one-horned rhinos named Taj and Glenn. The first tech undertaking involves a virtual reality experience in partnership with Oculus and its team based in Seattle. A first-of-its-kind project, the experience features a 360-degree video showcasing a day in the life of the rhinos.”

Five Things: What’s Coming for Fast Ferries in the Next Year

Kitsap Sun | Christian Vosler | July 12

“Tuesday marked the one-year anniversary of the launch of passenger-only fast ferry service from Bremerton to Seattle. As Kitsap Transit prepares to expand service to the north end of the county later this year, here are five things to keep an eye on in the coming year…Kitsap Transit hopes to start service from Kingston sometime in 2018. In its business plan, the agency targeted mid-2018 as a start date, but the rollout has been pushed back because of delays with refurbishing the vessel that will run the route, the M/V Finest.”

Check Out These Renderings of the New Arena at Seattle Center

Q13 Fox | Bill Wixey | July 12

“Take a  look at these drawings of the new $650 million arena at Seattle Center. Construction is set to begin in October. Photos provided by Oak View Group include an updated look at what will be the new main entrance to the arena at 1st and Thomas which is currently a loading dock at the back of the venue. There is a huge glass atrium at the entrance which will greet you as you walk into the building. The plan is to break ground in October, spend six months gutting the inside of KeyArena — leaving three existing walls and the iconic roof in place.”


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