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Mayor Jenny Durkan

July 31, 2019, 9am PDT
Congestion pricing is a popular subject of conversation in Seattle, even if the idea hasn't yet proven popular with voters. The city is looking for ways to lead on climate change by reducing emissions from transportation.
Crosscut
July 10, 2019, 9am PDT
The city of Seattle has taken the first steps toward creating a "Green New Deal." Now comes the hard part of deciding on specific policies.
The Urbanist
June 7, 2019, 12pm PDT
The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) recently commissioned a study to explore the potential impact of congestion pricing.
The Seattle Times
May 1, 2019, 10am PDT
A more than 400 percent increase in bike ridership following the opening of a protected bike lane on Second Avenue proves that Seattleites are more inclined to ride with safe facilities.
Streetsblog USA
May 1, 2019, 8am PDT
It's not the same as requiring that all new development have charging facilities and parking spots for electric vehicles, but it's close.
The Urbanist
April 8, 2019, 6am PDT
Cordon pricing applied to Manhattan's Central Business District, approved by the state legislature on March 31 and signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo on April 1, has the ability to be a game changer for other cities considering similar programs.
The New York Times
March 28, 2019, 1pm PDT
Bike advocates are starting to worry about Mayor Jenny Durkan's lack of a track record in building new bike infrastructure.
The Urbanist
March 1, 2019, 8am PST
The mayor and a councilmember both made potentially sweeping proposals to address displacement as the city moves forward with plans to upzone neighborhoods, in keeping with the Mandatory Housing Affordability policy.
The Urbanist
February 24, 2019, 11am PST
Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan proposed new electric vehicle parking requirements in the recent State of the City address, but the proposal is in keeping with the Seattle Climate Action Plan released in April 2018.
Smart Cities Dive
February 17, 2019, 7am PST
New York City and State offered up nearly $3 billion in incentives to lure Amazon and its 25,000 high-paying jobs to Queens only to see the tech company cancel their plans after local opposition materialized. Was their retreat too hasty?
The New York Times
January 23, 2019, 7am PST
As Seattle prepares a possible cordon area congestion pricing plan to tackle both traffic congestion and climate change, The Seattle Times did a poll on two applications of congestion pricing: urban tolls and adding express toll lanes to freeways.
The Seattle Times
January 7, 2019, 12pm PST
A proposed waterfront plan has secured the necessary funding to move forward in Seattle, pending City Council approval.
Crosscut
August 24, 2018, 2pm PDT
Transit advocates thought a public-private partnership to modernize transit shelters and enhance the public realm was a done deal.
The Urbanist
May 17, 2018, 10am PDT
It’s "dramatically higher" than any number under discussion, and not even close to what the city will raise with its new tax on large businesses.
Crosscut
April 20, 2018, 2pm PDT
With Mayor Jenny Durkan's announcement that Seattle will pursue cordon area congestion pricing coming five days after New York dropped its plan, a Washington State pro-business publication looks at the difficulties in getting the politics right.
Lens
April 19, 2018, 6am PDT
The compelling reason behind Boston's looking at congestion pricing is traffic congestion, unlike Seattle where it is being viewed as a major way to reduce greenhouse gas reductions and fund public transit.
IBTTA Tolling Points
April 6, 2018, 10am PDT
Seattle has been putting its money where its mouth is with policies to discourage driving.
The Seattle Times
February 21, 2018, 10am PST
Here's one way to make a kid-friendly city and introduce the joys of public transit at a young age: offer free multi-agency transit passes to high school students.
The Seattle Times
January 1, 2018, 7am PST
Following a city council vote, Seattle's moving forward with a $600 million plan to renovate KeyArena in the hopes of attracting hockey and men's basketball.
SeattleMet
December 21, 2017, 1pm PST
A new levy and a new housing bond enabled new levels of spending on affordable housing in Seattle.
The Urbanist