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New American Community Survey Data reveals the cities where renters are paying the most.
December 3, 2017, 1pm PST
Many high school and grade school students in Seattle have been riding the city's Metro for free during the school year, now to encourage ridership during the summer, the city has been offering steep discounts for riders between 6-18 years old.
November 30, 2017, 11am PST
A mixed-use project in Seattle's Phinney Ridge neighborhood has become a flashpoint in the ongoing debate over parking. Activists are fighting rules that let developers omit parking in areas with a certain level of transit service.
November 25, 2017, 9am PST
With plans for expansions and realignment in the works, Sound Transit recently ranked the performance of the routes and corridors throughout the bus and light rail transit system.
November 20, 2017, 2pm PST
For a city in the middle of a rent crisis, the Tacoma Housing Authority project can't come too soon.
November 19, 2017, 11am PST
Drawing on a slew of examples, Dan Bertolet argues that Washington's State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) has been co-opted in ways that run against its original purpose: protecting the environment.
November 12, 2017, 9am PST
Seattle has released the long-awaited environmental impact statement for the Mandatory Housing Affordability program—a final step in the Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda process launched by former Mayor Ed Murray.
November 9, 2017, 2pm PST
Two funding sources for transit investments approved by Seattle voters in 2014 are paying dividends in 2017 in the form of improved, expanded service.
November 1, 2017, 10am PDT
Few cities have gone so far in considering drastic changes to single-family zoning as Seattle did in 2015. Still, the discussion about single-family zoning would have to go a lot further to turn into meaningful reform.
October 3, 2017, 11am PDT
The vision for Aurora-Licton Springs includes more pedestrian-friendly housing developments—not the drive-in businesses, recycling and solid waste, vehicle sales, and mini-storage business that currently get permitted and built.
September 29, 2017, 7am PDT
Seattle appears to be following the Vancouver, B.C. model by increasing population and residential density while investing in transit. If it works, traffic congestion will not deteriorate, and vehicle trips should drop.
September 26, 2017, 7am PDT
Can an expansion of Seattle's streetcar system somehow outperform its previous iterations, and all other public transit modes in the city?
September 21, 2017, 9am PDT
A popular program to allow street performers (aka, buskers) into station areas on the Seattle region's Sound Transit system has been expanded.
September 20, 2017, 11am PDT
A Seattle company will give you $50,000 for a down payment if you'll continuously rent your extra room on Airbnb and give them most of the money.
September 19, 2017, 2pm PDT
As Seattle grows, families are finding it harder to find homes, because the city has a disproportionate number of one-bedrooms and studios compared to other American cities.
September 15, 2017, 2pm PDT
Charged with adding over 8,500 stalls, Sound Transit is facing rampant costs that call its park and ride strategy into question.
September 11, 2017, 8am PDT
The Puget Sound region provides a case study for the spread of poverty to suburban areas, and some region-specific recommendations for how to combat the challenges that result.
September 2, 2017, 9am PDT
One artist capitalized on the quirks of Seattle's street grid.
August 31, 2017, 8am PDT
The city of Seattle provides the geography and market for a housing map that illustrates the differences between single-family and multi-family housing in terms of affordability.
August 29, 2017, 12pm PDT
While strict, suburban-style regulations often get a bad rap for the lack of housing in high demand cities, the red tape and other obstacles that delay development could be the worst culprit.