Tuesday, 26 May, 2020

Doug Trumm

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Doug Trumm is The Urbanist's Publication Director. He moved to Seattle from Minnesota in 2014 and recently graduated from the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance at UW. He lives in East Fremont/West Wallingford and loves to explore the city on his bike.
On Wednesday, The Seattle Times published a story on plans to expand the Stay Healthy Streets program that included an online poll to guage the popularity of new additions. A whopping 73% of respondents supported adding Stay Healthy Streets over "I don't want any streets in my...
The Washington State Convention Center (WSCC) announced today that it was seeking $300 million bailout from the federal government to stay afloat. The WSCC's ambitious $1.8 billion expansion project is midway through construction but in jeopardy due to the economic crisis. The project will run out of...
Council President M. Lorena González has postponed budget committee meetings on the big business tax proposal sponsored by Councilmembers Kshama Sawant and Tammy Morales until such time as the council can meet in-person again or negotiate a work around to comply with the Open Public Meetings Act (OMPA)....
JUMP bikes became unrentable on Friday even there still littered about such as here at Gas Works. (Photo by author)
Seattle once again finds itself without bikeshare. On Friday, Uber pulled the plug on its JUMP app after hitching its bike wagon to its competitor Lime in a deal worth $170 million. The Uber-led investment was not quite enough to pose a majority stake in Lime, which...
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajSEIdjkU8E&t=83s In a relatively short video, Dave Amos, the presenter of City Beautiful, examines the problems of exclusive single-family zoning. He challenges the paradigm, urging zoning reform for more housing options in communities.
Being evicted for nonpayment of rent won't really be a thing for Seattle tenants in 2020--at least if tenants assert the rights they won at city council today. Council President M. Lorena González introduced the emergency ordinance extending the eviction moratorium, which Governor Jay...
Walking, rolling, or biking through Seattle got a little easier thanks to another expansion of the Stay Healthy Streets program. The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) revealed today 11 more miles are joining the program. The neighborhoods joining the party this weekend are Ballard, Aurora-Licton Springs, Lake...
RapidRide heads north on SR-99 just after the Aurora Bridge. (Photo by Doug Trumm)
The Washington Supreme Court wants the constitutionality question for Initiative 976 settled for good and sooner rather than later. Yesterday the court issued a ruling bypassing the Court of Appeals and taking up the case itself on an expedited schedule. Final briefs are due June 19th, oral...