The city of Seattle is considering a significant public investment in its bikeshare system, treading where some cities have feared to tread.
2 days ago   The Urbanist
Late last month, the final phase of Seattle's Prop. 1 went into effect, bringing across-the-board improvements to bus and train frequency.
2 days ago   Seattle Transit Blog
Slowing traffic by reducing the width of lanes should not be a one-size fits all approach to reaching Vision Zero.
4 days ago   The Urbanist
Too often, street-side parklets become little more than semi-private patios for the businesses that sponsor them. Pavement parks, replacing dangerous intersections, may be a more worthwhile option.
5 days ago   Next City
The Emerald City's affordable housing difficulties mirror those of New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and others: too much demand and too few resources.
6 days ago   Crosscut
A new regional transit oriented development initiative in Seattle will focus on affordable housing and walkable communities. The Executive's Transit Station Housing and Development Initiative will partner King County and Sound Transit.
Oct 2, 2015   The Urbanist
A new ULI report finds that innovation in placemaking is about the inter-relatedness of health and the built environment.
Oct 1, 2015   ULI San Francisco Blog
Washington has Express Lanes on I-5 and I-90 and HOT Lanes on SR 167, but the 17 miles of lanes that opened Sunday on I-405 from Bellevue to Lynnwood will be the state's first Express Toll Lanes.
Sep 30, 2015   Planetizen
Seattle will implement a process by which neighborhoods can take the Tactical Urbanism practice of DIY sidewalks a step further—by officially approving local designs for sidewalks.
Sep 16, 2015   Seattle Bike Blog
The Urbanist chose 19 of the progressive recommendations from a total of 65 put forward by the Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda Advisory Committee (HALA) committee.
Sep 10, 2015   The Urbanist
The largest fire in the state history is burning in Washington. This year's particularly bad fires had predictable, perhaps preventable, origins.
Sep 2, 2015   The Seattle Times