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Lake Washington Boulevard to Open for Walking and Rolling on 10 Weekends

The weekend car-free open street will launch on Friday, May 20 by 7:00pm. The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) has announced that, for a third...

Midweek Video: The Bad, The Ugly, and The Mildly Acceptable of Pedestrian Overpasses

Anyone who uses a pedestrian overpass can tell you that they leave much to be desired. CityNerd takes a dive into them to evaluate...

Meetup Video: March 2022 with Anna Zivarts

Anna Zivarts joined for The Urbanist's March meetup. Zivarts is director of the Disability Mobility Initiative at Disability Rights Washington and is a low-vision...

State Should Invest $99 Million to Address SR-99’s Many Problems 

Highway 99 has 99 problems. Aurora Avenue is an unsettled mix, part street where people interact with businesses and part highway shunting vehicles through...

Bill Seeks to Allow Access to “Drive Thru Only” Businesses for Patrons Without Cars

Throughout the pandemic, stories of people who walk, bike, or roll getting turned away from Covid-19 testing sites because they were reserved for people...

The Urbanist Endorses the Transportation Bill of Rights

This past weekend while walking on California Avenue in West Seattle, I saw something that should be commonplace, yet remains relatively rare in our...

Dear Sound Transit: Prioritize Rider Experience, Take a Mulligan on West Seattle and Ballard...

Sound Transit recently released updated alternatives for the Ballard and West Seattle light rail expansions. As Doug Trumm detailed here at The Urbanist, the...

The Case for Improved Light Rail in Rainier Valley

It almost seems like every other week these days you hear about another light rail-involved collision in Rainier Valley. And the reason for why...