Driving

Mercer Island rejects park-and-ride option at community center

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We recently reported on Sound Transit's planning effort to build a new park-and-ride for Mercer Island Station. At the time, Sound Transit reached to out...

Lake City Way Slated for Pedestrian Improvements

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Lake City Way is an arterial street in northeast Seattle that has been chronically unsafe for all users. It's also a State highway, so...

Tweet of the Week: Streets for People

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This week's tweet is a reminder that language matters. Brent Toderian, Vancouver's former chief planner, writes: https://twitter.com/BrentToderian/status/555753175827742722 What does it mean for a street to be...

Seattle Set to Increase Car Share Limits

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On Tuesday, the Seattle City Council transportation committee voted to approve an increase in the number of free-floating carshare permits and operators. This would...

SDOT To Free Up Parking In Ballard, Deploy New Parking Pay Stations

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If you've ever visited the core of Ballard by car, you've probably witnessed the neighborhood's parking challenges firsthand. Ballard is a highly sought-after neighborhood...

Farewell to 2014: It Was the Year of The Urbanist

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2014 was an unassuming year for The Urbanist. At the outset of it, The Urbanist was little more than an idea. But late January...

Governor Inslee Announces New Transportation Package for State

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Yesterday, Governor Jay Inslee (D-WA) held a press conference on a new 12-year transportation policy for Washington State. His backdrop for the event was...

Vastly Disproportionate Investments

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While reading through a thesis on transit investment in the Puget Sound Region, this graph caught my eye. It shows the stark neglect transit...