3 days ago
For all the attention paid the transit investments of cities like New York City and Los Angeles, it's actually cities like Seattle and Denver spending the most per capita on capital investments in transit.
6 days ago
The city of Seattle is hard at work planning a significant expansion to RapidRide bus service.
February 27, 2017, 1pm PST
After repainting the lanes on Rainier Avenue in Seattle, the street works better for everyone. If it's that easy, why isn't the model implemented more widely?
February 26, 2017, 11am PST
In Seattle, about 54 percent of the households rent their homes, but they have few places to collectively voice their opinions on critical matters like rent control, move-in fees, and transit. Some city councilmembers hope to change that, however.
February 24, 2017, 10am PST
Ineffective, blocked, obsolete, and in disrepair—Washington is full of culverts that pose an impediment to the survival of salmon. A court decision should have fixed the problem, but the state's budget has a long way to go to clean up the mess.
February 21, 2017, 8am PST
Solo drivers are down and transit commuters are up in Seattle.
February 20, 2017, 9am PST
The Port of Seattle’s Sustainable Airport Master Plan (SAMP) will set an vision for 20 years of growth at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.
February 19, 2017, 1pm PST
Washington lawmakers are looking for solutions to worsening congestion between their state and the city of Portland—possible solutions includes a controversial bridge proposal that had been abandoned for years.
Oregon Public Broadcasting
February 19, 2017, 7am PST
Urbanist Jane Jacobs' support for mixed use development has long been seen as the best urban design strategy, but this vision assumed that the retail space under housing could be rented. What if that is no longer the case?
February 17, 2017, 11am PST
Amazon Go stores started in the ground floor of an Amazon office building. The company is trying other retail experiments, like a drive-up grocery store, in Seattle, where executives can watch the experiments up close.
February 16, 2017, 2pm PST
Look on Seattle's King County with envy, fans of late-night transit service.
February 15, 2017, 8am PST
Seattle's bikeshare found itself in a negative feedback loop of low ridership, lean revenue, and limited facilities.
February 12, 2017, 7am PST
Yikes, Washington. What's the deal with all those sad place names?
February 11, 2017, 7am PST
Maybe we are going to jinx the city of Seattle by bringing it up, but not everything has to be expensive and litigious.
Capitol Hill Seattle Blog
February 11, 2017, 5am PST
Four small cities across the country are seeing positive results with non-traditional public engagement strategies like bouncy castles, beer coasters, and ball games.
February 10, 2017, 1pm PST
Uber kicks off its 'Year of the Driver' by suing the city of Seattle for allowing its drivers to unionize.
February 5, 2017, 1pm PST
A new report from Freddie Mac predicts rising rents and rising vacancy rates in the national multifamily market. The report also compares submarkets.
February 3, 2017, 1pm PST
Washington state's 1990 Growth Management Act (GMA) is facing a renewed round of attacks from Republican legislators in the state. A post on The Urbanist says the latest bills designed to weaken the GMA go further than other recent examples.
January 25, 2017, 1pm PST
Making the case for reduced speed limits is a matter of life and death.
January 20, 2017, 2pm PST
Users of Portland's Biketown bikeshare system are choosing to rent bikes instead of driving.