Transportation

Mount Baker Transit Station reimagined with dense housing instead of parking lots.

Mangan: BRT Plan for Route 48 Could Spur Climate Action and Social Housing

Recently, I proposed a streetcar line down Montlake Boulevard and Sand Point Way as a cheaper alternative to underground light rail expansion through Northeast...

Front and Centered: The Evergreen State Needs a Greener and More Equitable Transportation Package

Throughout the summer and fall of 2020, Front and Centered held listening sessions with organizations of people of color across the state about transportation....
A yellow sign with a wheelchair on it indicates the people rolling are to use the gutter after the sidewalk ends. They did paint a stripe along the gutter at least.

Op-ed: Why We Can’t Support a Transportation Package that Leaves Us Behind

For Cody Shane, getting out of Chewelah can be a challenge. While he can bike around his hometown, Cody Shane can’t drive, and the...
Joe Biden in a blue collar behind a lectern with Biden for President on it.

Biden’s Jobs Plan Is Big, but Not Big Enough to Revolutionize Housing, Rail, and...

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President Joe Biden released his much anticipated $2.25 trillion dollar jobs and infrastructure plan today. Republican congressional leaders were quick to brand it as...

Ideas in Open Streets: Make Them Permanent, Seattle

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Councilmember Strauss looks towards long-term café streets. Councilmember Dan Strauss is enjoying Seattle’s outdoor dining cafe streets, even outside of his own district. “I love...
Construction workers and heavy equipment at the light rail station near Microsoft's Redmond headquarters.

Shelving Parking Plans Would Help Keep ST3 Transit on Schedule

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Parking is a huge billion-dollar capital outlay in Sound Transit's capital expansion program. Delaying construction of parking as part of new transit projects could...

SDOT Proposes Route 20 to Improve Northgate Restructure and Boosts West Seattle Service with...

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Last week, the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) shared planned September service changes to the City's bus network once the new Seattle Transportation Benefit...

Meetup Video: March 2021 with WSDOT Secretary Roger Millar

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https://youtu.be/fhIPaQoJk7U This month, Roger Millar was the guest speaker at The Urbanist's regular meetup. Millar is Secretary of the Washington State Department of Transportation. He...