Washington

November 6, 2015, 10am PST
Prop. 1, a $930 million, nine-year transportation levy backed by Mayor Ed Murray, was approved by 54 percent of Seattle voters on Nov. 3 to the delight of bus, bike, pedestrian and good roads advocates. First order of business: Safe Routes to School.
The Seattle Times
November 3, 2015, 12pm PST
Seattle political leadership recently announced an ambitious plan to build more sidewalks with less money.
The Urbanist
October 29, 2015, 10am PDT
A surprising argument from an article in Seattle publication Crosscut this week: density is the mortal enemy of trees.
Crosscut
October 27, 2015, 9am PDT
Seattle voters will decide on Prop. 1, a $985 million transportation levy known as Move Seattle, unanimously endorsed by the City Council and strongly backed by Mayor Ed Murray. However, the bus and bike priorities attracted a well-funded opponent.
King 5 News
October 22, 2015, 12pm PDT
According to an article by The Urbanist, some Seattle publications might have been caught telling people what they want to hear, rather than offering clear perspective on the building trends of the city.
The Urbanist
October 21, 2015, 9am PDT
Affordable housing advocates are pushing the city to use underutilized city owned property to build more housing, but it doesn't always pencil out.
Seattle Times
October 19, 2015, 8am PDT
Seattle continues to expand its efforts to improve walkability with the Safe Routes to School Program.
Seattle Bike Blog
October 16, 2015, 10am PDT
This favorable profile of Jack McCullough, a Seattle lawyer representing developers, highlights his role as a deal-maker. Recent agreements between his clients and Mayor Ed Murray may preserve a path forward for affordable housing.
The Seattle Times
October 14, 2015, 2pm PDT
San Francisco has long been the envy of other cities. But in recent years, as real estate prices have skyrocketed and the city's soul seems on the wane, many cities have begun looking at San Francisco as an example of what not to do.
The New York Times
October 7, 2015, 10am PDT
The city of Seattle is considering a significant public investment in its bikeshare system, treading where some cities have feared to tread.
The Urbanist
October 7, 2015, 8am PDT
Late last month, the final phase of Seattle's Prop. 1 went into effect, bringing across-the-board improvements to bus and train frequency.
Seattle Transit Blog
October 5, 2015, 6am PDT
Slowing traffic by reducing the width of lanes should not be a one-size fits all approach to reaching Vision Zero.
The Urbanist
October 4, 2015, 1pm PDT
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.
Next City
October 3, 2015, 1pm PDT
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.
Crosscut
October 2, 2015, 11am PDT
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.
The Urbanist
October 1, 2015, 9am PDT
A new ULI report finds that innovation in placemaking is about the inter-relatedness of health and the built environment.
ULI San Francisco Blog
September 30, 2015, 11am PDT
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.
Planetizen
September 16, 2015, 2pm PDT
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.
Seattle Bike Blog
September 10, 2015, 10am PDT
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.
The Urbanist
September 2, 2015, 1pm PDT
The largest fire in the state history is burning in Washington. This year's particularly bad fires had predictable, perhaps preventable, origins.
The Seattle Times