Author: Calvin Jones

In Wallingford, Vision and Memory, Luck and Loss

The “Visions of Wallingford” project poses a question: “How does a neighborhood learn?” It’s one that strikes me as both fascinating and important.  It’s important because...

Sunday Video: Can Freight Rail and Passenger Rail Coexist?

Freight rail companies usually don't like to play ball with passenger rail operators in North America and that has severe impacts on the quality...
A construction crane over a building under construction with another building under construction across the street and workers standing between them.

Housing Abundance and Affordability Social Hour with Tech 4 Housing

The Urbanist and Tech 4 Housing are hosting a social gathering at the Pine Box, August 16th, 5:30-7pm to talk about how we can...

Breaking Down the New Seattle City Council Map Proposal

Magnolia is getting split in two in the first official proposal (interactive map here) from the redistricting commission deciding the borders for Seattle's seven...

Jumps in Rent Underscore Need for Rent Stabilization in Washington

Rent stabilization and ending apartment bans, a match made in heaven. Rents are going up, and almost no one is being spared. Even tenants in...

Kirkland to Study the Future of Pedestrianized Park Lane

In June of 2020, the Kirkland City Council voted to create more space for restaurants and other businesses by closing one block of business-lined...
South Bellevue station

How to Rescue South Bellevue Station from Suburban Asphyxiation

From a transit-oriented development perspective, in the nearly $3.7 billion East Link light rail extension, the most shameful station area, by far, is around...

Transpo Notes: Digital Ads Arriving, Security Incidents Trends, and Pessimistic Service Plans

This Transpo Notes roundup touches on a mix of transit stories, including: New digital advertising screens appearing at Link stations;Security incident trends on Sound Transit;Sound...