Decongestion Pricing

A snarl of car traffic on 4th Avenue with transit and people biking on the margins. (Photo by Scott Bonjukian)

Skip the Ballot, Seattle Should Enact Road Pricing As a Pilot Program

What will it take to make congestion pricing a reality in Seattle? Depending on whom you ask, road pricing is either just around the corner,...
I-5 through Northgate section of Seattle. Northgate Station rises on the right.(Photo by Doug Trumm)

The Law of Induced Demand: Road Widening (and I-976) Invites Congestion

The four-billion-dollar-and-counting SR-99 tunnel was supposed to relieve congestion. It's been open nine months, but people getting around on Seattle streets and highways probably...

Decongestion Pricing and What Candidates Said About It

Submitting answers to a questionnaire is a key part of our endorsement process and happens before meeting with us as The Urbanist Election Board. We...

Uber Pushing Congestion Pricing with New Consultant Study as Durkan Weighs New Ridehailing Fee

Ridehailing behemoth Uber released a study Wednesday looking at the effect that decongestion pricing would have on Downtown Seattle. Turns out it would decongest...