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Waterfront Seattle Projects Advance in 2022, But Full Trail Opening Years Away

Late last year, a four block stretch of bike trail opened on the central Seattle waterfront, extending the existing Portside trail connecting to West...

Explainer: What’s an Environmental Impact Statement?

An Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) sounds like a highly technical and complex mechanism of governance. They take years, spiral into hundreds of pages with...

The Case for Improved Light Rail in Rainier Valley

It almost seems like every other week these days you hear about another light rail-involved collision in Rainier Valley. And the reason for why...

As Sound Transit Weighs Future of Fare Ambassador Program, Data Shows History of Racial...

This month, the Sound Transit Board is set to review its new Fare Ambassador pilot, which replaced the widely criticized fare enforcement program. According...
A graphic shows jurisdiction with a Sound Transit station surrounded by mid-rise buildings for two blocks in each direction. The immediately adjacent blocks shows joined decision making, but the further out station areas land use is up to the City.

Deep Seattle Light Rail Stations, Other ST3 Details Emerging Ahead of Draft Plan Release

Reaching the station platform could take six minutes at the deepest stations. Sound Transit's preferred alignment for the next phase of light rail in Seattle...

Seattle’s Traffic Camera Funds Earmarked for Statewide “Capacity Building” Efforts

For the entirety of 2021, the City of Seattle issued citations to drivers using the West Seattle low bridge during the hours of the...

Tree Canopy Analysis Shows Tacoma Rezone Critics Exaggerate Concerns

Critics of policies that increase urban density often point to negative impacts on tree canopy as reason to oppose zoning changes. Some opponents to...
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Outdoors For All Act Could Fund Better Park Access in South King County

As a coordinator for an outdoor preschool, Eya Lazaro helps families of color find greenspaces across the Puget Sound for their young children to...