Westlake Park http://www.kplu.org en SDOT Reviving Rough Downtown Spots by Recruiting Food Trucks http://www.kplu.org/post/sdot-reviving-rough-downtown-spots-recruiting-food-trucks <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">You might think of the Seattle Department of Transportation as the city’s pothole-fillers and construction crews. But </span>SDOT<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is also involved in a whole range of what you might call social-engineering projects—efforts to create vibrant public spaces.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">And SDOT has turned to food trucks in an attempt to transform troublesome downtown spots into welcoming public spaces.</span></p><p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 00:06:52 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 10880 at http://www.kplu.org SDOT Reviving Rough Downtown Spots by Recruiting Food Trucks Occupy Seattle protesters still say they won't abandon Westlake Park http://www.kplu.org/post/occupy-seattle-protesters-still-say-they-wont-abandon-westlake-park <p>Mayor Mike McGinn has once again told Occupy Seattle protesters at Westlake Park that they must follow the rules against camping in the park.&nbsp;</p><p>Occupy Seattle protesters say they will expand to City Hall but won&rsquo;t abandon Westlake.</p><p> Wed, 12 Oct 2011 19:57:33 +0000 Paula Wissel & The Associated Press 2884 at http://www.kplu.org Occupy Seattle protesters still say they won't abandon Westlake Park Homeless find home at Occupy Seattle, so is it still a protest? http://www.kplu.org/post/homeless-find-home-occupy-seattle-so-it-still-protest <p>More and more homeless people are joining protesters occupying Seattle&rsquo;s Westlake Park. The Occupy Wall Street movement has a special attraction for people who sleep on the streets.</p><p>When you walk through Westlake Park, in the heart of downtown Seattle&rsquo;s shopping district, you notice the donated tarps and sleeping bags on hand to keep people warm. And there&#39;s a big tent where you can get a cheese sandwich or receive first aid.</p><p>If you don&rsquo;t have a home, it seems like a good place to hang out.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 11 Oct 2011 02:34:14 +0000 Paula Wissel 2867 at http://www.kplu.org Homeless find home at Occupy Seattle, so is it still a protest?