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A bikeshare pile up where bikes accumulated outside the Sounder Station in Pioneer Square. (Photo by Doug Trumm)

Lime Trims Staff and Bikeshare Fleet but Says It’s Not Closing Up Shop… Yet

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Update: Despite earlier denials, Lime announced December 24th that it was closing down its bikeshare in Seattle and pulling all its bikes by December...
Sydney, Australia during Vivid Lights festival. (Photo by Hugh Han on Unsplash)

Smart Cities Require Better Digital Privacy Planning

We’ve moved beyond the initial excitement about the sizzle of smart cities. The basic idea—much heralded but limited so far in practical application—is to...

Sunday Video: EPCOT–Yesterday’s City of Tomorrow

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hqLo4J6mrQ Dave Amos looks at Walt Disney's unrealized tomorrow city plans (known as "Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow" or "EPCOT"), which were largely Modernist delusions...

Sunday Video: The Fight to Rethink (and Reinvent) Nuclear Power

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https://youtu.be/poPLSgbSO6k In this video, Vox looks at the promise of the new generation of nuclear energy and technology. While many still fear meltdowns and are...

Sound Transit Launches New Link Real-Time Arrival Information at Stations

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Link light rail passengers just got a big improvement. On Tuesday, Sound Transit launched new real-time arrival information at light rail stations to provide...

How Will Emerging Mobility Technologies Reshape Seattle’s Right-of-Way?

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Meet Veemo, an electric assist vehicle that advertises itself as "bike share meets car share." From a legal and technical standpoint, Veemo is an...

City Council Passes Electric Vehicle-Ready Legislation for Off-Street Parking

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On Monday, the Seattle City Council passed legislation to require to much of new development in the city to provide electric vehicle-ready (EV) equipment....

Transit App Improves Real-time Arrival Info, Including For Community Transit

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Transit App rolled out some updates recently. A few weeks ago, Transit App deployed real-time arrival information for Community Transit-operated routes. This means popular...