Sunday, 9 August, 2020

Kyle Berquist is a recent college graduate, studying environmental policy with a focus on urban planning. Growing up in Shoreline, he never visited Seattle without a car, but now you’ll find him waiting patiently for the 12 (and Madison BRT) or slogging it up the hill on his bike.
Mayor Jenny Durkan’s plan to tax Uber and Lyft rides in Seattle lacks a coherent understanding of the problem posed by the explosion of ride-hailing trips. The two primary problems posed are the companies’ exploitation of their drivers and their outsized impact on transit and congestion in...