Seattle

20 hours ago
King County Metro enjoys the benefit of lower fuel costs from buying electric buses. Josh Cohen argues that it's time for Sound Transit to get on board.
Crosscut
4 days ago
Seattle's suburbs are no longer leading the region in housing construction, even as Seattle's urban core is building more housing than ever.
The Seattle Times
August 7, 2018, 1pm PDT
Chuck Wolfe reflects on his rapidly changing hometown, arguing that Seattle’s signature location and setting—however rearranged by the regrades of the past, Freeway Park, or a pending James Corner-led waterfront remake—remains for all to see.
Crosscut
August 7, 2018, 10am PDT
Richard Lewis Haag left a profound legacy in Seattle and the Pacific Northwest.
The Cultural Landscape Foundation
August 6, 2018, 8am PDT
Electric scooters in Portland will pay a road fee, but according to this article, cities would do well to hold cars to the same standard as scooters.
City Observatory
August 3, 2018, 9am PDT
Downtown Seattle has many disconnected bike lanes, so to make sure there are more safe routes for bikers, the city council passed a resolution that sets out a timeline to connect them.
Curbed Seattle
July 31, 2018, 2pm PDT
After the failure of its municipal bike share system Pronto!, Seattle was one of the first to regulate the operation of dockless bke share companies in the city. Now it's one-year pilot program is permanent.
Associated Press via the Daily Herald
July 23, 2018, 1pm PDT
A new streetcar extension would complete Seattle's streetcar network in a particularly busy corner of the city's downtown. The mayor doesn’t seem enthused with the idea, even if riders are already enthused with streetcars.
The Seattle Times
July 21, 2018, 9am PDT
Seattle has more construction cranes dotting the skyline than any city in the United States.
The Seattle Times
July 17, 2018, 1pm PDT
The pace of condo construction in Seattle has a long way to go to reach pre-recession levels, but it's also come a long way from 2012.
Crosscut
July 14, 2018, 5am PDT
Electric-assist bikes, also known as e-bikes, will make it easier for more people to ride bikes, according to this opinion piece.
The Urbanist
July 7, 2018, 1pm PDT
Under the new guidelines, developers will need to implement specific community engagement strategies, at times based on a neighborhood's demographics.
The Urbanist
July 6, 2018, 10am PDT
Seattle's ban took effect Sunday, while San Franciso's proposed legislation, if successful, would begin July 1, 2019. Other cities have plastic straw restrictions, but Seattle's is the first outright ban. Compostable alternatives are permitted.
Huffington Post
July 6, 2018, 7am PDT
The Seattle Department of Transportation is searching for ways to remove 3,000 cars from the roads every day.
Crosscut
July 1, 2018, 7am PDT
Vacancy rates are up to 7.5 percent in greater Seattle, and many landlords are offering deals like a month's free rent.
The Seattle Times
June 26, 2018, 9am PDT
About 16,000 Seattle students would get free transit passes when school starts again in the fall under a plan approved by the Seattle City Council yesterday.
Seattle Times
June 13, 2018, 1pm PDT
If your city was home to some of the wealthiest, largest companies in the country, would you tax them to raise money for more housing and transit service?
The Seattle Times
June 13, 2018, 11am PDT
The 2019 New York City budget includes $106 million to subsidize half the transit fare for qualified residents for six months. The city joins the ranks of Seattle, Toronto, and the Bay Area that offer income-based discounts for transit fares.
The New York Times
June 11, 2018, 1pm PDT
The Urbanist details on of the big bus rapid transit routes on the table in Seattle.
The Urbanist
June 10, 2018, 11am PDT
A city grappling with a homeless crisis might rethink its spending habits.
The Stranger