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A new plan to upgrade an existing bus lane in Seattle isn't the first and it probably won't be the last.
The Urbanist
October 11, 2019, 9am PDT
Sound Transit says its fare enforcement system is design to be unbiased, but analysis about fare evader data indicates disparities.
The Seattle Times
October 10, 2019, 9am PDT
The city's monorail has operated separately from other systems in the region, but now riders can pay fares using the ORCA cards that work for other transit systems in the region.
The Urbanist
October 9, 2019, 1pm PDT
There will be no road closures, no traffic bans, no loss of parking, and no new transit lines opening. Call it the "tolling effect" on Nov. 9 when motorists have to pay to drive through the two-mile State Route 99 tunnel that opened last February.
KOMO News
October 6, 2019, 9am PDT
The city of Seattle is planning for street improvements around the University District station under construction on NE 43rd Street. But the latest designs don't allow for a street designed exclusively for pedestrians.
The Urbanist
October 3, 2019, 9am PDT
The city’s Northgate Link extension has spurred development around the new stations, and one neighborhood is poised to change dramatically.
The Urbanist
September 30, 2019, 8am PDT
A plan to build a cap over Interstate 5 in Downtown Seattle has taken a small but significant step forward.
The Urbanist
September 29, 2019, 11am PDT
Natalie Bicknell notes several deficiencies in the roadmap that resulted from Seattle's participation in the Rockefeller Foundation's now-defunct 100 Resilient Cities program.
The Urbanist
September 28, 2019, 11am PDT
The villages offer much-needed housing for homeless people, but controversy is brewing over their operations.
The Seattle Times
September 25, 2019, 12pm PDT
The corridor along University Way is currently exempt from the wave of upzoning implemented by the city's Mandatory Housing Affordability program, but that exemption is only temporary.
The Urbanist
September 23, 2019, 2pm PDT
With several years of contentious political debates, many surrounding homelessness, ravaging Seattle, a writer attempts to explain how the politics of city building got so heated.
Crosscut
September 20, 2019, 9am PDT
A story of gentrification in an already relatively white city.
The Seattle Times
September 19, 2019, 10am PDT
The city of Seattle is improving transit service as the city grows.
The Urbanist
September 19, 2019, 8am PDT
Seattle would join cities like New York, Chicago, and Washington, D.C. in taxing rides with companies like Uber and Lyft. Seattle would use some of that revenue to fund affordable housing projects.
Crosscut
September 15, 2019, 11am PDT
The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is in the midst of a planning study on Ballard Bridge, soliciting feedback from the community about how to improve circulation of vehicles and pedestrians.
The Urbansist
September 12, 2019, 12pm PDT
Google Maps is built for able-bodied people, but the AccessMap Seattle app is for everyone.
Yes!
Feature
September 12, 2019, 5am PDT
The career of Emily Yasukochi, senior associate at Nelson\Nygaard, has offered an incredible variety of experience and institutions considering it's all been centered around transit and sustainable transportation.
James Brasuell
September 10, 2019, 1pm PDT
The city of Seattle took advantage of a new state law to donate three underused parcels to affordable housing developers.
The Seattle Times
September 10, 2019, 10am PDT
A strong economy can lead to a lack of affordable housing and a lack of affordable housing can lead to higher rates of homelessness. But a stronger economy can also disqualify regions from federal support for homelessness.
KUOW
September 8, 2019, 1pm PDT
Portland wants to add density but doesn't want to displace current residents of low- and middle-income neighborhoods.
The Oregonian