Natalie Bicknell Argerious

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Natalie Bicknell Argerious (she/her) is Managing Editor at The Urbanist. A passionate urban explorer since childhood, she loves learning how to make cities more inclusive, vibrant, and environmentally resilient. You can often find her wandering around Seattle's Central District and Capitol Hill with her dogs and cat. Email her at natalie [at] theurbanist [dot] org.
A photo shows the I-5 freeway in Downtown Seattle near the Washington State Convention Center.
Findings strengthen case for funding work that could lead to lidding segments of the freeway. In the event of an earthquake, do you know what Seattle roadway is named as the city's seismic lifeline? If you guessed Interstate 5 (I-5) the freeway that cuts straight through the heart of Seattle,...
Yesterday the King County Board of Health made the decision to delay a vote on the county's helmet law, which applies to cyclists of all ages in the county. King County Councilmember Jeanne Kohl-Welles, who had initially called on the Board of Health to revisit law after allegations of...
A photo of a tall tree and a paved area next to a large playfield.
Come out to celebrate the future Garfield Super Block on October 23rd, 12-4pm, at Garfield Park. If you visit Garfield High School in Seattle's Central District today, nearby you'll see a large playfield flanked by a walking path that extends out to Cherry Street where it terminates in a plaza...
A photo shows a man with greying black hair and mustache on the left side of the screen and a woman with shoulder length black hair and a red shirt beneath jacket on the right side of the stage.
A poll completed by Change Research for the Northwest Progressive Institute (NPI) indicates plenty of reasons why supporters of progressive candidates in Seattle's general election should be worried as election day approaches. Previously tight races have seemingly swung in favor of more conservative candidates if the poll is accurate,...
Two woman bike without helmets on a street with a bike lane.
This Thursday, the King County Board of Health will vote on a proposed repeal of the county's helmet law for cyclists as well as a companion resolution that affirms helmet use, encourages other jurisdictions to repeal helmet laws, and supports broader measures that ensure the cyclists’ safety. While Washington...
A photograph showing the skyline Downtown Seattle's tall buildings at sunset as viewed from Kerry Park in Queen Anne.
Stepping into my new role as Managing Editor of The Urbanist has made it clearer for me than ever how much effort it takes to produce a quality publication. Every story we publish is the result of vigorous research and careful writing, most of which is accomplished by volunteers...
A photo shows a sidewalk next to a roadway with cars. A sign says North Interstate 5.
This article was updated on 10/26/2021 to reflect that it was the U District Community Council, not the U District Partnership, that submitted a letter to the City of Seattle. The segment of NE 45th Street near Interstate 5 in Seattle does not provide a safe or comfortable connection for...
A photo of a light rail train on an elevated rail line.
The excitement that the recent Northgate Link opening generated provided a vivid example of Seattle residents' desire to be better connected by rail. This enthusiasm is backed up by a recent poll which found three quarters of participating Seattle voters would support a new funding measure to expand light...