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Transportation

Finalized Seattle Transportation Plan Heads to City Council

The Seattle Transportation Plan, shows a lofty vision for the next two decades of city investment in transportation. The hard part comes next with funding it and effectively implementing it — plus, aligning it with a delayed comprehensive plan for land use.

Paine Field: The Region’s Next Major Airport or Small Regional Airport?

Paine Field Airport in Everett could see some notable expansions in the coming years to support increasing demand. Snohomish County, which owns the airport grounds but not the passenger terminal itself, has developed a draft master plan that is pending final approval from the feds and county council. A successful expansion would require far better transit options.

Highway-Style Signage Near SR 520 in Montlake Prompts Local Backlash

Large highway signs that prompted pushback from nearby residents when they were installed last year around SR 520 in Montlake are getting a second look. The state has $750,000 in tweaks planned that would scale back the size of new road signage.

Sunday Video: Why Junction Stations Are So Important

Reece Martin at RM Transit digs into what's so great about junction stations. These are stations where multiple rail lines converge and they can...
It's photo snapping time as the Bainbridge ferry approaches Seattle, offering sweeps shots of the skyline along the shores of Elliott Bay

Announcing The Urbanist’s 2024 Advocacy Agenda

Focused on housing abundance and sustainable transportation, our 2024 advocacy agenda runs the gambit from comprehensive plan updates to transit upgrades and a safety-first Move Seattle Levy renewal.

Legislature Proposes Boost to Passenger Ferry Service to Vashon Island

$3.1 million for additional water taxi runs between Downtown Seattle and Vashon Island is set to be allocated by the legislature to make up for lost state ferry service to Fauntleroy.
Two greenish copper statues frank the entrance to the theater, which flies a Danish flag at its apex.

How Copenhagen is Leading the World in Sustainability

Denmark’s capital city is committed to curbing pollution and making it easier and safer to get around by bike or foot. Copenhagen's success has made it a global climate leader with countless accolades for sustainability and livability.

State House Proposes Postponing Seattle’s 520 Lid and Trail Extension Indefinitely

State House leaders want to delay a freeway lid and multi-use trail in order to bring the overall SR 520 bridge replacement project under budget. Building those elements later would ultimately cost more and risk them being abandoned altogether.