February 5, 2015, 10am PST
Amid the constant battle between Seattle and Portland, Seattle-based writer Eric Scigliano responds to an Oregonian article praising Seattle's transit system. Praise is all right, writes Scigliano, but the Oregonian missed a few lowlights.
January 31, 2015, 7am PST
Big-name technology companies with retail stores, like Apple, Microsoft, and Tesla, have enabled many Class A malls to not just stay in business, but thrive. Record sales per square foot are flowing.
The Wall Street Journal
January 30, 2015, 2pm PST
In a recent column for Crosscut, Knute Berger looks back on the 20-year history of the city's urban village strategy to inform its emerging reality as an "urban bedroom community."
January 26, 2015, 8am PST
The mayor and City Council of Seattle will consider a controversial measure to combat its surging homeless population.
January 15, 2015, 8am PST
Alta Bicycle Share is now known as Motivate. So let it be written. So let it be done.
StreetsBlog NYC
December 31, 2014, 12pm PST
Earlier in December, Seattle's Sound Transit Board approved a Long Range Plan as a part of its final meeting of the year.
The Urbanist
December 30, 2014, 10am PST
Urbanful examines four cities making the most of scare public spaces by reactivating their alleys with programming and pedestrian-friendly designs.
December 29, 2014, 10am PST
After taking a 40-percent dive in revenue following the launch of transportation network companies (TNCs), Seattle's Taxi Industry has found new momentum.
The Seattle Times
December 26, 2014, 7am PST
Seattle tenants win in rejecting public housing's proposal to quadruple rent.
December 23, 2014, 12pm PST
"Seattle is in the midst of a full-spectrum transportation fustercluck," writes David Roberts for Grist.
December 19, 2014, 2pm PST
Bike lanes are hot right now in cities all over the country. As more and more cities build more and more miles of bike infrastructure, which projects are exemplary?
People for Bikes
November 16, 2014, 9am PST
The ballot measure generating the most new transportation funds approved by voters this month was in Alameda County, Calif. Voters chose to double an existing sales tax to one percent and extend it to 2045, raising $7.8 billion over 30 years.
Contra Costa Times
November 7, 2014, 8am PST
A new service provides transit users live, real-time displays of all transportation options within proximity to various locations in downtown Seattle, Washington.
Seattle Transit Blog
October 28, 2014, 1pm PDT
According to a book by John Marzluff, "Welcome to Subirdia: Sharing Our Neighborhoods with Wrens, Robins, Woodpeckers, and Other Wildlife," Seattle's greatest diversity of birds lives in its suburbs.
The Seattle Times
October 25, 2014, 9am PDT
In the fifth of his "place-decoding" series from France, Chuck Wolfe recalls how we carry with us the ability to mine pride from place, even in places that are, perhaps, least expected to shine.
The Huffington Post
October 13, 2014, 8am PDT
Expect to see 500 new green-and-blue shared bikes on Seattle streets or docked at 50 stations on October 13. A press conference at Pioneer Square's Occidental Park will launch Pronto Cycle Share, largely sponsored by Alaska Airlines.
Puget Sound Business Journal
October 3, 2014, 11am PDT
If you forget to bring a bag, pay a dime for either a paper or reusable plastic bag. Single-use plastic bags will disappear from grocery stores and pharmacies on July 1, convenience and liquor stores a year later. A composting bill was also signed.
Los Angeles Times
September 28, 2014, 9am PDT
It's not a mishap on the scale of the Bertha tunnel-boring machine stuck under Seattle's Downtown waterfront, but contractors underestimated the amount of time necessary to build seven trains for the city's new streetcar line.
The Seattle Times
September 23, 2014, 1pm PDT
Anchorage, Seattle, and Detroit will be pretty cozy compared to just about everywhere else in the United States if climate change models hold true.
New York Times
September 22, 2014, 12pm PDT
Brandon G. Donnelly reports that after implementing a Downtown protected bike lane along 2nd Avenue, Seattle has had to make some adjustments to the signaling for the lane.
Architect This City