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Shaun Kuo

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Shaun Kuo is a junior editor at The Urbanist and a recent graduate from the UW's Jackson School. He is a Seattle native that has lived in Wallingford, Northgate, and Lake Forest Park. He enjoys exploring the city by bus and foot.
A family on bikes crosses a 130th Street crosswalk.
In NE 130th St & 148th Stations Multimodal Access Study, the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) examines the tough conditions for people walking, rolling, and biking in North Seattle. SDOT worked with the local community to identify and understand existing accessibility and mobility challenges to the futures stations, and...
Roosevelt light rail station entrance with a 6-story apartment building in the background.
On Tuesday, State Representative David Hackney (D-11th Legislative District) introduced an exciting bill that could provide Seattle a path to extend rail expansions beyond Sound Transit 3 (ST3) and help avert severe delays in ST3 timelines threatened due to cost escalations and dips in revenue due to the pandemic. House...
In December, Councilmember Andrew Lewis introduced legislation that could make it cheaper, easier, and faster to build permanent supportive housing (PSH) in the City of Seattle. If all goes according to plan, PSH providers could trim about 15% from building costs. Permanent supportive housing helps combat the homelessness crisis with...
A battery-powered bus during a press event.
In September, King County Metro filed a report on their battery bus implementation plan. Like the Kenmore water taxi report, this paper is the result of a proviso within the 2019-2020 King County budget. The County wanted Metro to discuss major milestones for the 2021-2022 biennium, procurement plans and...
Jenny Durkan and Cary Moon sit in the middle of the forum with journalists including David Kroman and Heidi Groover on the wings.
Our top two advance primary is doing a disservice to voters, especially in crowded races. With Seattle's 2021 mayoral election looming and Mayor Jenny Durkan's announcement she's not running for reelection, the field could become quite crowded in the next few months. The 2017 election that also featured no incumbent....
Ferry at the dock with the sunset in the background.
Before the Puget Sound Regional Council shared their draft passenger only ferry study in December, King County Metro had submitted a report on implementation of a Kenmore water taxi this past July. PSRC's study identified a Kenmore-University of Washington route as one of the more cost-effective passenger ferry routes...
Last week, Washington Governor Jay Inslee outlined a climate policy package to create a comprehensive climate program aimed to reduce the state's emissions 30% by 2030. His office also unveiled its proposed 2021-2023 biennium budget that includes some more relevant climate and transportation dollars, and calls for a 9%...
Passengers on Colman Dock with a ferry docked.
The Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC) has analyzed seven passenger-only ferry routes and issued results this month. Two Lake Washington routes--Kirkland to the University of Washington (UW) and Kenmore to UW--rose to the top, showing significant time savings and ridership potential with relatively low operating cost expected. Commissioned by...