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Vision Zero

The Case for Improved Light Rail in Rainier Valley

It almost seems like every other week these days you hear about another light rail-involved collision in Rainier Valley. And the reason for why...

PSRC Retools Federal Transportation Funding Formulas, Drops Proposal for More Bike and Ped Funding

On Thursday, the Puget Sound Regional Council's (PSRC) Transportation Policy Board approved a new framework for allocating an anticipated $580 million dollars in federal...
A blue sign leans against and tree and it reads "Look out for reach other" with an image of people walking, biking, and rolling next to a car. A Metro bus is in the background.

As Statewide Traffic Safety Emergency Escalates, Seattle’s Vision Zero Department Charts New Path

In the final weeks of 2019, the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) was facing down the fact that the city would end the year...

Meetup Video: December 2021 with Dongho Chang

Dongho Chang joined as The Urbanist's December guest speaker. Chang spent nine years as City Traffic Engineer at the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT),...
A wide intersection, with two light white lines and a person crossing with four seconds left on the countdown

Months After Street Repaving, Lake City Way Crosswalks Still Remain Temporary

Earlier this year, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) repaved State Route 522 between I-5 and Seattle's city limit, the entirety of Lake...

Traffic Engineer Dongho Chang to Headline Urbanist Meetup on December 14th

We are excited to be joined by Dongho Chang for our monthly meetup on December 14th. Our transportation reporter Ryan Packer will be moderating...
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What Everyone Took Away from Seattle’s 2022 Budget

The Seattle City Council approved the City's 2022 budget on Monday after a few dramatic last-minute amendment showdowns. Advocacy groups quickly set to work...
A map shows the new design for the Burke Gilman trail on Shilshole Avenue NW where the trail crosses business driveways. Green paint marks the crossings.

A Closer Look at New Plans for the Burke-Gilman Trail’s ‘Missing Link’

Last week, the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) announced that it had "refined" its earlier design of the stretch of the planned Burke-Gilman Trail...