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Sound Transit Must Fix Its Broken Escalators and Elevators Mess

Sound Transit’s elevators and escalators have become a bit of a punchline and are routinely out of service, as The Urbanist reported in November....

Woodinville’s Downtown District Poised for Major Growth

Walkability and wineries are transforming this bedroom community into a suburb with a distinctive vibe. Few suburbs in the Seattle metro area are as difficult...

A User’s Guide to the Tacoma Line T Hilltop Extension

A lot of transit buzz in the Northwest recently has been about our regional light rail system, Line 1 and Line 2, being expanded...

Mercer Island Set to Renew Development Moratorium for Fourth Time in Two Years

On Tuesday evening, Mercer Island's City Council is poised to renew a moratorium that prevents the redevelopment of parcels in the southeast corner of...

Your Transit Trips Are Free This Weekend, Let’s Celebrate!

The upgrades coming to the central Puget Sound's regional transit pass, ORCA, next Monday are front-and-center at the region's transit agencies right now. With...

Seattle Families Mobilize Against Sweeping Change to School Bell Times

Seattle Public Schools is rushing toward a three tiered schedule of school start times. The district should reassess. (Photo: Seattle Department of Transportation)
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City Light Adds to Waterfront ‘Bait-and-Switch’ with Belltown Surface Parking Lot Proposal

Last month The Urbanist detailed how Seattle City Light is moving forward with plans to install new surface parking lots with electric vehicle (EV)...
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Home in Tacoma for All Coalition Seeks Greater Equity in Zoning Reforms

Home in Tacoma aims to overhaul Tacoma’s housing rules to allow greater flexibility in building practices. It will allow denser housing to be built...