Parks and Public Space

Bellevue Council Update: Parks Levy Receives Further Study, Vision Zero Actions to Combat Rising...

In a meeting that will likely be remembered for antivax firefighters and some... interesting... public comment, Bellevue City Council actually discussed some important urbanist...

Industrial [Parks]: Seattle’s Green Edges

For most folks, their mental image of a city park is somewhat focused, and kinda Victorian. It’s an Olmsted designed rolling green of trees...

Bellevue Council Update: Safer Speeds, Guidelines for Arts Grants, and Future Public Spaces

Among other actions taken at Monday's meeting, Bellevue City Council voted to lower speed limits on some residential streets, discussed guidelines for awarding arts...

Sunday Video: Montréal Delivers a Most Impressive Elevated Transit Line

At RM Transit, Reece Martin takes a dive into Montréal’s planned elevated metro line. The line will use elevated segments that fit neatly into...

Bothell Preserves Main Street Pilot, Discarding Arguments About Hurting Transit

In June of 2020, the City of Bothell closed a one-block stretch of Main Street in its downtown to motor vehicles, opening the space...

Surface Highway Undermines Seattle’s Waterfront Park

The Seattle Times editorial board recently published a take on the Seattle Waterfront, and, while the Blethen gang being wrong isn't news, it's also...

Midweek Video: Top 10 Public Markets in the USA, CAN, and MEX

CityNerd ranks the top ten public markets in the United States, Mexico, and Canada. Seattle makes the list.

Sunday Video: Freeway Lids – What They Are, Why We Build Them

CityNerd takes a dive into some of the most interesting freeways lids in the United States. Several freeway lids in the Seattle area make...