Saturday, 19 October, 2019

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.
Route 70 is not among Seattle's speedier buses, but that could change. The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is studying how to improve the route, which averaged 8,300 daily riders in 2017, and it has an online open house available for folks to comment.
To an urbanist, there's no sweeter sight than fresh red paint claiming a new bus lane. We have seen that sight a bit more frequently lately. The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) has added about 32 blocks of bus lanes this fall, including stretches...
Seattle keeps rolling out new and improved bus lane segments. Coming on the heels of new red "Elmo" paint for existing bus lanes on Westlake Avenue, 5th Avenue, and Pike Street, the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) will upgrade bus lanes on Olive Way. The bus-only lanes...
Climate policy is taking center stage in the Seattle City Council District 4 race. Shaun Scott was an early backer of the Seattle Green New Deal, a climate justice-centered response that seeks to meet the scale of the climate crisis while also lifting up disadvantaged communities. He's...
Yesterday, Challenge Seattle hosted a conference that demonstrated widespread support for high-speed rail among political and business leaders in Cascadia. And then there was Peter DeFazio, the Democrat who has represented Oregon's 4th Congressional District since 1987. During the "Federal Partnership" session, Representative DeFazio came out as...
The Northgate Link Extension will open in 2021, but the neighborhoods around the stations are already transforming. We're taking a closer look at the build-up happening in each neighborhood in a three-part series that already examined Northgate and Roosevelt. Trip times to Capitol Hill,...
The long-awaited two-way transit corridor on Columbia Street is coming this winter. On Thursday, the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) announced that the project was moving ahead for completion in December. A bus lane already exists on several blocks on the key downtown transit spine in the...
First of all, we in the publication team would like to thank our readers to continue to support our work. More people than ever are reading our work. While in 2018, we averaged 34,600 users visiting our online publication each month, so far in...