Parks & Public Space

Meetup Video: January 2021 with Lid I-5

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https://youtu.be/uNZvivfgcto Lid I-5 proponents joined for January meetup to discuss results of a recent study and objectives for an I-5 lid.
A park-like is shown over the freeway trench in this cross section.

8 Takeaways from Seattle’s Lid I-5 Feasibility Study

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The City of Seattle may have quietly released its Lid I-5 feasibility report late last year, but the results trumpet the benefits of lidding...

The Top 10 Street Ends of West Seattle

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Since Seattle is bounded and divided by numerous fresh and salt bodies of water, the city has what are colloquially known as Street Ends:...

January Urbanist Meetup to Highlight the Push to Lid I-5

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So much of 2020 was about just holding on, so let's start 2021 with a big, bold idea like healing the giant rift in...

Sunday Video: Can We Make Cities Car-Free?

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https://youtu.be/g9-9CxCxrVE Dave Amos looks at how cities across the globe are making streets and districts car-free. He also explains how this is improving economic and...

Dow’s $100 Million Convention Center Bailout Plan

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On Thursday, King County Executive Dow Constantine outlined his plan to loan $100 million to the Washington State Convention Center (WSCC) to prevent a...

City Unveils Site Plan for Green Lake Community Center Redevelopment

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On Monday, Seattle Parks and Recreation (Parks, for short) released a preliminary site plan for the new Green Lake Community Center as part of...

Seattle Should Extend Its Stay Healthy Blocks Pilot

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The future of the pilot, which relies on community sponsorship to open residential streets to pedestrians and cyclists, remains uncertain beyond the end of...