Transportation

How Does Sound Transit Expand?

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  Sound Transit, the regional transit agency that builds Link and Sounder rail services and operates a lot of our express buses, is currently updating...

Improving the Grid in Capitol Hill

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Residential, woonerf. Attributed to: La Citta Vita - license - original Over the past few years, the southern section of Manhattan's Broadway has steadily transformed from a major vehicle arterial into a...
Pedestrian Retail Areas

Pedestrian Retail Areas

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Great cities have active pedestrian-oriented retail areas, and Seattle has many. Could we use more? I think so, and Seattle Department of Planning and...

The Bigger Picture of Viaduct Traffic

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This past week saw a new plot twist in the Bertha tragicomedy: vehicle traffic is way down on the Alaskan Way Viaduct, from 110,000...

Your Housing Is More Expensive If You Have To Own A Car. Here’s How...

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One of the biggest pleasures I get out of living in a city is that I don't have to own a car. Cars can...

To Achieve Mayor Murray’s Goal, Stop Tunneling

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Yesterday, in Mayor Murray's first state of the city speech, he touts downtown's low single occupancy mode share (page 10) - fewer than half of...
Pike Street

Let’s Make a Better Pike/Pine

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Sure, that's a pretty picture, but let's face it: Pike/Pine as a corridor sucks. Yeah, there's a lot of lovely buildings and kitschy businesses...

Bike Lanes Are Social Justice

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Last week, Michael Andersen at People for Bikes posted new data based on the most recent Census that shows the poorest Americans are twice...