Research

Let’s Talk About Lane Width

Lane width helps to control speed on urban streets. People driving tend to slow when streets are narrow. Urban Streets The National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO)...

Sunday Video: The Value of Data Sharing

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Releasing data captured by government agencies in an accessible way to the public, has the potential to produce interesting insights about city life. Ben...

Sunday Video: The Power of Storytelling Through Data

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Ben Wellington uses data in innovative ways to tell interesting stories which enhance our understanding of cities. In comedic fashion, Wellington explains some of...

Why Urbanists Must Support Linkage Fees and Inclusionary Zoning: A Scalable Policy For Affordable...

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Over the past few years a convincing narrative emerged explaining high housing costs in cities. As the narrative goes, urban housing is expensive because...

Top Apps Emerge from Seattle’s Commute Hackathon

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At the end of Seattle's Hack the Commute on Sunday night the judges selected three potentially game-changing software applications for further development. Over the...

Commute Seattle Study Shows Only 31% of Downtown Commuters Drive Alone

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  Commute Seattle released new survey data,with the help of EMC Research, that shows a growing percentage of Downtown commuters rely on modes other than single...

Seattle Invites Tech Community to ‘Hack’ Transportation

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  The City of Seattle and Commute Seattle launched a "Hack the Commute" project on Tuesday, bringing together partner agencies and local technology companies to...

Measuring Success on the Urban Villages Strategy, Part 1: What It’s All About

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Editor’s Note: This is Part 1 in a three-part series on measuring the success of Seattle’s urban village strategy. For the the 22 independent indicators,...