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Lake Washington Boulevard Should Be Permanently Car-Free

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The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is loosing the cars on Lake Washington Boulevard on Monday, but it should stay an open street permanently...

Mayor Durkan Slashes Bike and Pedestrian Budget to Tune of $21.5 Million

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On Tuesday, Mayor Jenny Durkan unveiled her 2021 budget proposal. With no new revenue proposed, the Mayor balanced the budget by draining the City's...
Three scooters on a sidewalk in Austin, Texas.

City Council Greenlights Scootershare Pilot, Pedersen Dissents

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Scootershare finally got the go ahead on Monday as the Seattle City Council voted eight-to-one to approve a pilot program. Transportation Chair Alex Pedersen...

Advocates Push for Bike and Transit Lanes on the Fremont Bridge

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Before Covid, the Fremont Bridge was set to surpass the 1.2 million bike trips logged in 2019, yet cyclists and pedestrians still have to...
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More Ways Than One

Downtown Seattle is more than a central business district. It is a neighborhood 88,000 people call home. This neighborhood has the highest concentration of...

SDOT Announces Four More Miles of Open Streets Plus Lake Washington Boulevard Pilot

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Yesterday, the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) announced another expansion of its open streets program, adding pedestrian and cycling priority on neighborhood streets. Joining...
Safe biking infrastructure still has a long way to go in Bellevue--but building it is worth it. (Photo by Chris Randels)

Let’s Make Bellevue a 15-Minute City

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Urbanists looked at Paris with envy when the city’s mayor, Anne Hidalgo, in her bid for reelection, advanced her vision for the French capital...
Elliott Bay Trail offers a all ages and abilities route along the Waterfront in SoDO but an Alaskan Way open street would connect it to the rest of Downtown. (Photo by Doug Trumm)

It’s Time for Mayor Durkan to Bring Stay Healthy Streets Downtown

Stay Healthy Streets have been a rare example of an unqualified, homegrown Seattle livable streets success story. On these streets, everyone can enjoy the...