Transportation

MASS Mayoral Forum Shows Growing Consensus Around Urbanist Policies

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On Wednesday, five Seattle Mayor candidates squared off in a forum that we co-hosted alongside our allies at the Move All Seattle Sustainability (MASS)...

State Ferry Fare Hikes Ahead, Preferred Alternative Discourages Walk-On Ridership

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Fare hikes are on the way for state ferry riders. Prices could rise 2.5% in October of this year and then be followed by...

Midweek Video: How Highway Noise Barriers Don’t Solve All

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https://youtu.be/e0naL8eJmLA Highways are the bane of cities creating all kinds of awful pollution, including noise pollution. To mitigate noise, sound barrier walls have been installed...

The Top 10 Street Ends of Ballard and Fremont

As previously written, Seattle has 141 Street End shoreline points. A great sampler is accessed by foot or bicycle from the Burke-Gilman Trail (BGT)...

How WSDOT Has Blocked Completion of the Rainier Valley Greenway for Years

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The Rainier Valley Neighborhood Greenway is the longest continuous greenway in Seattle, running over five miles from Rainier Beach to Mount Baker. Completed in...
A Link train waiting at a platform. (Sound Transit)

Mid-Year Service Changes Lead with Link Light Rail Frequency Improvements

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Three Puget Sound transit agencies are improving service beginning this weekend. Chief among them is Sound Transit, which will bump up Central Link light...

Northgate’s Construction Spree Is Just Starting

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In the past two decades, development in and around Northgate has, for the most part, been a bit sleepy. Every few years a new...

Midweek Video: WSDOT’s New SR-520/I-5 Connection for Transit

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aaLUcx1gwVs&list=PLEvVhy_eoUuDXFW0dBmX-20VcHPH7YF60&index=26 The Washington State Department of Transportation has awarded a $68 million contract to Walsh Construction to build a new ramp connection between SR-520 and...