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viaducts shunt traffic off the West Seattle high and low bridge in Youngstown.

Pedersen Amendment Would Cut Safe Streets Spending in Favor of Bridge Maintenance Bonds

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Five months ago, Councilmember Alex Pedersen argued that the $20 vehicle license fee, passed by the city council, should be dedicated to bridge maintenance....

‘Forward Washington’ Leaves Safety Behind

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Last Wednesday, as the Washington State Senate's transportation committee was preparing to vote to send its $17.8 billion transportation spending package to the full...

Front and Centered: The Evergreen State Needs a Greener and More Equitable Transportation Package

Throughout the summer and fall of 2020, Front and Centered held listening sessions with organizations of people of color across the state about transportation....

Meetup Video: March 2021 with WSDOT Secretary Roger Millar

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https://youtu.be/fhIPaQoJk7U This month, Roger Millar was the guest speaker at The Urbanist's regular meetup. Millar is Secretary of the Washington State Department of Transportation. He...

SDOT Stresses Maintenance in Spending Plan for $20 Car Tab Fee

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Details of how a new $20 vehicle licensing fee (VLF) in Seattle that could raise $7.2 million per year would be used for transportation...

Concerns Persist Over Safe Access to Judkins Park Light Rail Station

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Set to open in 2023, the Judkins Park light rail station will connect thousands of Seattleites to the growing Link light rail network. The future station,...
Protesters react with fists raised in solidarity as Nikkita Oliver takes the stage at City Hall on Wednesday June 3rd. (Photo by Doug Trumm)

This Really Is a Tipping Point Election for Seattle

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Seattle's next mayor faces a tough job. The challenges staring down the city are many and navigating through multiple crises won’t be easy. The...
A school crosswalk busy with students and parents in a sea of cars.

Seattle City Code Requires We Pave Over Playgrounds, But We Could Change That

The Washington State Legislature is in ongoing legal trouble for failing to properly fund schools. The City of Seattle has many solemn commitments to...