Holiday service: The holidays are right around that corner and that means service reductions on transit.
Galactic urbanism: Five amazing cities from the Star Wars universe.
Moving on over: Metro will be moving Route 10 on Capitol Hill as part of the neighborhood bus restructure in March.
Put a lid on it: Scott talks about lidding I-5 in Downtown Seattle on the air with KUOW.
Hot mess: The Herald says that it’s too early to cut the widely criticized I-405 HOT lanes.
Almost here: The Westlake Bikeway project will begin phased construction in January.
Important housing option: A well articulated defense of mirco-housing.
Still separate: What would it take actually integrate our public schools?
Suburbanation: Old Urbanist looks at regional trends and possible causes for average lot sizes for single-family residential development.
Consequences: Governor Scott Walker fought against nearly $810 million in highspeed rail funding for Wisconsin, but the outfall of that decision has been financially catastrophic for the state and local economies.
Laneways success: Vancouver, British Columbia is leading the way on providing accessory dwelling units.
A new house: Final reveal of what the new Hugo House will look like.
On equal footing: The Federal government has fixed tax laws to give transit riders equal benefits as car commuters.
Tackling labor laws: Seattle adopts a new law allowing drivers of techy ridershare companies to form collective bargaining groups. Meanwhile, the City is evaluating sweeping updates to local labor laws.
Central District redevelopment?: Vulcan is evaluating a possible agreement to further develop the area around 23rd Ave and S Jackson St.
Pricey sale: A newish mixed-use building on 19th Ave and E Mercer St sells for $25.1 million.
Roosevelt BRT: A few more ideas about how to make the Roosevelt BRT project work for bikes and buses.
Rise of the “suburbs”: Two new Bellevue high-rises are slated to begin construction in Fall 2016.
Urban disparity: In London, the rich are flocking to the city center while the poor are being flung to the suburbs.
Envisioning ST3: Seattle Transit Blog explains how transfers between two Downtown Seattle transit tunnels could work and then pitches ideas for an underground Madison Street station. Meanwhile, the Kirkland-Bellevue bus rapid transit study would deliver poor ridership numbers, if Sound Transit’s numbers are to be believed, and nearly $1 billion could be spent on 18,000 new parking stalls as part of the expansion program.
Hop on, hop off: Seattlish shares Seattle streetcars of yesteryear.
Map(s) of the Week: Take a whirl with a digital historical atlas of the America and then see the great divide between affordable housing options and economic opportunity across metropolitan regions of the country.
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