Public Health

SDOT Opens ‘Stay Healthy Streets’ to Pedestrians and Cyclists

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Seattle is joining the list of cities using open streets to help weather the coronavirus pandemic by helping people walking, rolling, and biking safely...

New Food Safety Rating System Launches In King County

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Seattle-King County Public Health (SKCPH) has launched a new food safety rating system for all restaurants across the county. The food safety rating system...
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....

Governor Inslee Uses Veto To Encourage Urban Siting Of Schools

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Governer Jay Inslee (D-Washington) has taken a stand on siting schools in rural areas. Two weeks ago the Governor issued a partial veto--a power he's...

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...

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...
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...

New Seattle Law Opens Door to Childcare within a 15-Minute Walk of Every Home

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A land-use ordinance passed by Seattle City Council marks a first step in increasing access to childcare across the city. Councilmember Dan Strauss (District...