Monday, 25 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.
A lot of ink has been spilled about Sound Transit's prediction that ST3 would decrease carbon emissions by "only" an additional 130,000 metric tons in 2040 via reductions in vehicle miles traveled. Doug MacDonald argued that's inconsequential next to the embodied carbon that building the project would create in...
When I published an argument for removing I-5 from central Seattle on Monday, I hoped it would start a conversation, and it does seem to have gotten some traction. Charles Mudede added a think piece for The Stranger. Capitol Hill Seattle blog summarized my case here. Shrill KIRO talk...
Lynnwood is on a path toward disaster with its latest stroad designs for 196th St SW, a road bisecting the city's regional growth center near the Lynnwood Transit Center (also future terminus of light rail in 2023). 196th St SW is a primary arterial street linking together the communities of Edmonds, Lynnwood, Bothell, and...
This post has been updated to reflect that Alan Durning retracted the comments on his personal blog regarding Sound Transit Regional Proposition 1 (aka ST3). Durning, though Executive Director of Sightline Institute, was not speaking on behalf of the institution in his personal blog comments, which I should have...
Seattle's Interstate 5 is in rough shape. Maintenance has been deferred so long that a full rebuild is likely necessary, as former Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) secretary Douglas MacDonald detailed in this article. Momentum is building to lid I-5 in Downtown Seattle to mitigate the impact of the freeway...
The Eastside is going to get a bicycle and pedestrian trail that will be the envy of the trail users throughout the region. Last Tuesday, the plan to build a Eastside Rail Corridor (ERC) trail took a step forward. We were not there, well, because it was in Bellevue, but...
Opponents of Sound Transit 3 (ST3) love to say that Seattle doesn't get that many stations. To take a cue from Trump's debating style: Wrong! One skeptic, state senator Reuven Carlyle, gets six new stations and one expanded station in his district alone. All told ST3 would bring Seattle...
We analyzed the five maps the City of Seattle released last month: Aurora-Licton Springs, Capitol Hill, Crown Hill, Othello, and South Park. We also delved into the U District Rezone this week which will be one of the first rezones on the docket and have the most ambitious changes. Now...