Public Health

Co-Living: How Will Seattle’s Development Boom Respond to a Growing Desire for Shared Spaces?

From mega developments like the Collective in London, to more boutique spaces like Euclid Manor in Oakland, co-living is increasing its influence on housing...
Buses at Atlantic Base. (Photo by Doug Trumm)

Transit Agencies Step Up Sanitation Efforts and Issue Guidance for Preventing Spread of Novel...

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With news that novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is spreading within King County and has already claimed five lives, local agencies are stepping up efforts to...

Construction Industry Can Partially Restart, Governor Inslee Decrees

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Most construction projects in Washington have been stalled out since mid-March when Governor Jay Inslee deemed the industry largely non-essential, except for critical infrastructure...
A rendering some a row of trees and lawn on a lid over 405.

Pollution Impacts Heighten the Need for Lids or Freeway Removal

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As the region prepares for Sound Transit 2 (ST2) investments to come online, several cities are increasing zoning capacity near future light rail stations....

Seattle Stagnated on Vision Zero in 2018, Preliminary Crash Data Shows

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Preliminary data from the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) shows the total number of serious injuries and fatalities on Seattle's streets was virtually unchanged...

Map of the Week: Restrooms for All

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The Seattle City Auditor's report on the Navigation Team, recently presented to the city council's Civil Rights, Utilities, Economic Development, and Arts Committee, included...

Who’s Afraid of “Trunk-or-Treat”?

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As American families abandon traditional trick-or-treating for "safer" alternatives like Trunk-or-Treat, a rare opportunity for neighborhood community engagement is lost. Halloween collects its more than its...

Bike Lanes Belong on Arterials

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The last year in Seattle has been pathetic for safe streets, equitable mobility, and climate action. Mayor Durkan has been killing safe streets projects...