Transportation

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Plans Advance for a Safe Bike Route Between SoDo and Georgetown

However, a recent fatal crash underscores the need for safer conditions for people biking in the corridor. Some of the most dangerous roads in...

Stanwood Mulls ‘Strong Towns’ Style Main Street Makeover

Stanwood, a fast-growing town 25 miles north of Everett, is considering overhauling its main street to embrace walkability and good old fashioned main street...

Apps Break Cities, Just Like Highways Do

On Tuesday, GrubHub sent New York restaurants into a tailspin with a free lunch promotion. Between 11am and 2pm, the food delivery app offered...

Midweek Video: Top 10 Affordable Underrated US Cities

CityNerd stacks up the top ten affordable underrated American city metros for walkability, transit, and livability. Sorry, Seattle and Tacoma, but you didn’t sneak...

Rainier Avenue To Get Northbound Bus Lane Extension, but Corridor Vision Is Still Missing

The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) has announced they are planning to convert one lane of northbound Rainier Avenue to a dedicated transit lane...

Sound Transit Must Fix Its Broken Escalators and Elevators Mess

Sound Transit’s elevators and escalators have become a bit of a punchline and are routinely out of service, as The Urbanist reported in November....
Trains at a station

Transpo Notes: Delays Are Hitting Everything, In-Person Meetings, and New Projects

This week's Transpo Notes roundup touches on the status of Sound Transit's new real-time arrival and digital ad signs, Amtrak Cascades' northern service, Pierce...

A User’s Guide to the Tacoma Line T Hilltop Extension

A lot of transit buzz in the Northwest recently has been about our regional light rail system, Line 1 and Line 2, being expanded...