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15 min ago
Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan and the Seattle City Council have given all the funding necessary to make the Georgetown-to-South Park Trail a reality.
The Urbanist
22 hours ago
Processing a growing backlog of requests, Seattle Department of Transportation must prioritize which intersections will be made accessible.
The Seattle Times
4 days ago
The West Seattle High-Rise Bridge Safety Project is in high gear, more than six months after the city's most heavily trafficked bridge was closed suddenly for safety risks.
The Urbanist
November 10, 2020, 9am PST
The Cultural Space Agency, proposed in Seattle, would be a new type of public development authority, a city agency with a mission to preserve and create arts and culture in the face of gentrification.
Crosscut
November 8, 2020, 9am PST
The regional planning organization for the four-county area around Puget Sound has adopted a new long-term plan for the future.
The Urbanist
November 5, 2020, 12pm PST
There's a narrative to be built from the results of state and local elections on issues of public transit funding: voters continue to support more funding for public transit projects and programs.
Streetsblog USA
November 2, 2020, 11am PST
Voters in the city of Seattle will consider a sales tax to fund bus transit service, while voters around the state of Washington will have a chance to send new leaders to Congress.
The Seattle Times
October 22, 2020, 12pm PDT
Outdoor dining is going to hang out for a bit.
Eater Seattle
October 20, 2020, 10am PDT
So many highly anticipated bike facilities finally deliver only to fall short of real game changing status. Seattle provides the latest example of the phenomenon in the wild.
The Urbanist
Blog post
October 19, 2020, 8am PDT
What’s good for our forests and planet can also be good for our jobs, communities, and the economy. That’s why we’re writing this together—an ex-Democratic political operative and an ex-Republican staff member who want to see mass timber flourish.
ConorBronsdon
September 17, 2020, 11am PDT
The ADUniverse website offers pre-approved designs for homeowners who want to add Accessory Dwelling Units on properties in Seattle.
The Urbanist
September 8, 2020, 10am PDT
Philanthropic giving is providing a light in the dark of the economic downturn.
Capital Hill Seattle Blog
September 1, 2020, 12pm PDT
A proposal to link local and regional buses with the East Link light rail expansion in Mercer Island, already under construction, threatens to boil over into the courtroom.
Mercer Island Reporter
August 27, 2020, 8am PDT
The majority of pedestrian master plans consider how to make equitable walking infrastructure. Less than half of plans implement strategies to address the fact that people of color are disproportionately represented in pedestrian fatalities.
Streetsblog USA
August 27, 2020, 6am PDT
The subdivision process imposes rules that result in a lack flexibility, convoluted urban design, and diced up landscapes.
The Urbanist
August 17, 2020, 9am PDT
The Madison Bus Rapid Transit LIne, also known as the RapidRide G Line, got a green light from federal authorities to move forward in the grant funding process.
Seattle Department of Transportation
August 10, 2020, 11am PDT
The Seattle Planning Commission recently published a report titled "A Racially Equitable and Resilient Recovery."
The Urbanist
July 8, 2020, 9am PDT
Washington State planners have completed a feasibility study into the proposed East-West Passenger Rail System for Washington State.
The Urbanist
July 3, 2020, 6am PDT
While not conclusive, evidence suggests that relatively few transmissions of the coronavirus occurred during the widespread protests that followed the death of George Floyd due to the outdoor settings, being in motion and wearing of masks.
The Washington Post
June 28, 2020, 9am PDT
A proposed capital gains tax would invest $37 million per year in solving affordable housing and homelessness crises in Seattle.
The Urbanist