Planetizen - Urban Planning News, Jobs, and Education

Seattle

Yesterday
A loss for traffic safety advocates in Seattle.
The Urbanist
4 days ago
In a blow to local news, a popular planning, development, and real estate platform winnows its local offerings.
The Wrap
4 days ago
Washington state voters expecting to see their vehicle registration fees drop to $30 on Thursday due to the passage of Initiative 976 on Nov. 5 might have to wait much longer after a King County Superior Court judge put the measure on hold.
The Seattle Times
6 days ago
A new 57-cent tax will help fund affordable housing and a few transportation programs in Seattle.
The Seattle Times
November 29, 2019, 7am PST
Despite major opposition by residents, the Madison Common Council approved a $40 motor vehicle registration fee (aka 'wheel tax') on an 11-8 vote on Oct. 29 to help fund the city's new East-West Bus Rapid Transit system.
Wisconsin State Journal
November 25, 2019, 10am PST
Legal barriers to accessory dwelling units may be disappearing in some places, but costs can still be prohibitive. Several companies are stepping forward with more affordable options.
The Urbanist
November 21, 2019, 11am PST
Using treated waste as an agricultural fertilizer is controversial, but the practice has several climate-related benefits.
Yale Climate Connections
November 19, 2019, 9am PST
The situation at the tiny home village in the Seattle neighborhood of Northlake has been deteriorating since April.
Seattle Times
November 14, 2019, 1pm PST
Promises of congestion and thousands of cars spilling on to quiet residential streets proved unfounded after the first week with tolls on the Highway 91 tunnel in Seattle.
City Observatory
November 9, 2019, 7am PST
The long-awaited tolling of the new Highway 99 tunnel, which replaced the Alaskan Way Viaduct earlier this year, starts today.
The Seattle Times
November 7, 2019, 12pm PST
Over a quarter of city blocks lack sidewalk infrastructure. An advocacy project to reduce traffic speeds and increase pedestrian safety on these streets has evolved into a city-funded program.
Next City
November 4, 2019, 2pm PST
Seattle has achieved unparalleled success in allowing residents the option to choose not to own a car.
The Seattle Times
October 31, 2019, 9am PDT
An article in The Urbanist suggests the ire over new developments is misplaced.
The Urbanist
October 22, 2019, 9am PDT
The city has proposed a "safe lot" for homeless residents living out of their cars, but the cost could run above $1,000 a person.
Seattle Times
October 20, 2019, 5am PDT
Advocates in New York City, San Francisco, and Seattle are pushing for more transit and pedestrian priority, and less car-centric streets, as a wave of high-profile projects capture national attention.
Brooklyn Paper
October 13, 2019, 11am PDT
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