Ballot Measures

A long line of riders wait to board a Route 8 bus at Denny and Westlake. (Photo by Doug Trumm)

Judge Grants I-976 Injunction, Pausing Transit Cuts

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King County Superior Court Judge Marshall Ferguson granted an injunction on Initiative 976 this morning, pausing 175,000 hours worth of transit service cuts in...

Following the Money: The Case of Prop CC and I-976

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It is often said in American society that money talks, and this statement often seems doubly true when applied to politics. So what does...
The Move All Seattle Sustainably (MASS) coalition is fighting to stop the I-976 cuts. (Seattle Subway)

Call to Action: Tell Your State Legislators to Fund Transit and Backfill I-976 Cuts

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Today, Seattle Subway launched a campaign to pressure state legislators to fund transit and undo the damage that Tim Eyman did by passing “$30...

Urbanist Hopes for 2019

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Team Urbanism took some lumps in 2018, but there's plenty of opportunities to turn the tables and advance the cause in 2019. Our writers...

Forward Thrust Part 4: Carrying Forward Thrust’s Ambition Into 2018 and Beyond

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The 1968 and 1970 Forward Thrust campaign was a slate of 13 ballot initiatives, put before voters in Seattle and King County to correct...

Forward Thrust Part 3: Big League City

The disappointment that urbanists feel about Seattle’s failure to obtain a subway system in 1968 (see part one and part two of the Forward Thrust series)...

Forward Thrust Part 2: The Art of Picking Sides

The Forward Thrust bond initiatives of 1968 and 1970 were a success because of their ambition. They were also failures because of their myopia....

Forward Thrust Part 1: No City is an Island

In December 2017 I had the fortune to pen, in my capacity as a columnist for City Arts Magazine, a retrospective essay about the...