Saturday, 31 October, 2020
How much should Seattle spend on bridge maintenance and where should the money come from? People often think of Seattle as a city of hills, but it is also a city of bridges. The...
Before Covid, the Fremont Bridge was set to surpass the 1.2 million bike trips logged in 2019, yet cyclists and pedestrians still have to compete for space on one of Seattle's busiest thoroughfares.
It is no secret that working as a ridehailing driver is a precarious business in which the benefits of flexibility can be outweighed by a lack of employee protections and benefits. Even so, it may come...
As the Seattle City Council voted to trim its 1400-strong sworn police force by 100 officers, critics suggested crime would increase. Some armchair criminologists asked why not cut the police force to zero if there's no relationship...
A new freeway interchange is likely on the way south of Downtown Bellevue. The City of Bellevue is partnering with the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) to evaluate improved I-405 access in south downtown, roughly defined...
Removing I-405's NE 8th Street cloverleaf interchange would free up space to extend the planned "Grand Connection" lid northward. A dozen cars idle before a stoplight; a dozen others rush through the intersection in...
In a recent blog post, the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) has outlined the framework it will use to evaluate options to replace or extend the lifespan of the West Seattle High Bridge. This cost-benefit analysis will...
Four months into the West Seattle Bridge closure, we do have some answers but plenty of lingering questions, too. The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) has made progress on temporarily shoring up the bridge and has embarked...