Washington

6 days ago
One perhaps overlooked detail of an ambitious Vision Zero bill proposed last week for Washington, D.C.: a provision that would allow ordinary citizens to issue parking tickets.
WTOP
May 13, 2019, 9am PDT
Washington, D.C., is not meeting its Vision Zero goals. Three proposed bills would put requirements in place to make traffic safety a priority.
Greater Greater Washington
March 23, 2019, 9am PDT
Orcas and tribes depend on salmon, but culverts are blocking the fish from reaching breeding grounds. The state is struggling to come up with funding to remove and repair the infrastructure.
Crosscut
March 21, 2019, 2pm PDT
Planners in multiple decades have sought to dedicate center lanes of K Street in downtown Washington, D.C. to high-capacity transit. The mayor recently offered a strong show of support.
Greater Greater Washington
February 26, 2019, 9am PST
The ORCA Opportunity program will provide free bus passes to some of the city’s low-income residents.
Curbed Seattle
February 25, 2019, 2pm PST
Cross-laminated timber offers a multitude of environmental and economic benefits. With the state’s resources and Seattle’s construction needs, the city is the ideal location for mass timber production to take off.
The Urbanist
February 20, 2019, 12pm PST
Lyft will add electric vehicles to its rental fleet and offer riders the option to request hybrid and electric vehicles.
mbg planet
February 5, 2019, 9am PST
The Seattle Transportation Benefit District has led to a growth in ridership and improved access to frequent service, according to a third-year performance report.
The Urbanist
January 26, 2019, 9am PST
Move Seattle included a promise of 250 blocks of new sidewalks and pathways. But costs are much higher than predicted and the low-cost pathways are minimal improvements for pedestrians.
The Urbanist
January 23, 2019, 8am PST
Seattle recently closed the Alaskan Way Viaduct, but the predicted traffic chaos hasn’t ensued.
City Commentary
January 15, 2019, 1pm PST
Covenants restricting ownership to white people are not uncommon in old Seattle-area property deeds. Homeowners can now put in requests to legally strike the offensive language.
The Seattle Times
January 4, 2019, 12pm PST
A community initiative says demolition of the Alaskan Way Viaduct and closure of the Battery Street Tunnel offer a chance to turn a series of green infrastructure ideas into reality.
The Urbanist
January 4, 2019, 10am PST
Southern Resident orca numbers are distressingly low. The proposed budget would fund a number of measures to help the whales.
Crosscut
December 11, 2018, 8am PST
The city should look back to its past for lessons about creating more livable, affordable, and equitable neighborhoods, says a new report.
The Urbanist
November 27, 2018, 6am PST
In cities across the U.S., the relationship between residential and school segregation isn’t always clear.
Chalkbeat
November 12, 2018, 10am PST
A campaign to lid Interstate 5 is gaining steam. Proponents are envisioning central Seattle before the freeway ran through it.
The Urbanist
November 10, 2018, 9am PST
The plan proposes both immediate and longer-term improvements for the area, including development of a pedestrian mall.
The Urbanist
October 18, 2018, 12pm PDT
Even with a year-long halt on new projects, the city is grappling with plans for industrial land use.
Sightline Institute
October 16, 2018, 12pm PDT
Over ten percent of housing units in Seattle are single-room units, a new high and the result of a shift in housing costs and trends in recent years.
The Seattle Times
October 9, 2018, 8am PDT
Transit ridership is up in Seattle, and higher income riders are more likely to use it.
Seattle Times