Driving

East Bellevue Community Council Blocks Necessary Parking Reform

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The move embroiled the City of Bellevue in a costly legal fight. Already on the hook for $40,000 in legal fees, the City could...

Governor Inslee Signs Historic Climate Bills but Vetoes Linkage to Transportation Package

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Today, Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed the Climate Commitment Act (CCA) and Clean Fuels Standard passed by the Washington State Legislature, but vetoed provisions...

We Need a Holistic Traffic Model that Actually Works for Our Goals

It is time for America to get off the highway hamster wheel. Our dull-eyed pursuit of building more highways is a disaster for the...

Strauss Amendment Leaves Door Open to Safe Streets Focus for VLF Revenue

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The Seattle City Council will vote today on the plan to invest $7.2 million in annual revenue from the $20 vehicle license fee (VLF)...

Sunday Video: Why Is LA Traffic So Bad?

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https://youtu.be/DbiI9ainetY Dave Amos explores the history of Los Angeles’ highway building and the ways that traffic in the region is so bad. It isn’t just...

60% Designs for Route 44 Add Some Pedestrian Improvements

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The Route 44 Transit-Plus Multimodal Corridor (TPMC) had reached the 60% design milestone, and last week the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) of shared...

What Seattle’s ‘Keep Moving Streets’ Could Look Like This Summer

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During the height of the pandemic last year, Seattle Parks and Recreation teamed up with the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) to create what...

What Would a Real Bridge Maintenance Plan Look Like?

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The Seattle City Council is contemplating issuing bonds for $75 million to be spent on bridge maintenance projects instead of funding $80 million in...