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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
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