Friday, 23 October, 2020
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 emergency fund and cutting spending; transportation was one of the hardest hit areas....
Aerial rendering of Bel-red neighborhood with TOD near Link stations.

A Better Bel-Red

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Bellevue should plan for high quality public spaces, walkability, and dense transit-oriented development--plus add an in-fill light rail station in Bel-Red. Walk down Bel-Red Road and you’ll probably find it a bit difficult to...
Seattle's quirky and individualistic neighborhoods are one my favorite features of the city. I love the fact that an afternoon spent hanging out in Capitol Hill has a different feeling than one spent in the University District,...
As soon as September 14th, Sound Transit construction in Lynnwood will temporarily close two trails: the Interurban Trail and Scriber Creek Trail. The closure will last up to two years, intermittently in the case of the Interurban Trail.
Funded by permit fees paid by scooter companies, Seattle's scootershare pilot will start out with about 1,500 e-scooters this fall. There is something about dockless e-scooters that feels very pre-Covid. Back when people weren't...
A new freeway interchange is likely on the way south of Downtown Bellevue. The City of Bellevue is partnering with the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) to evaluate improved I-405 access in south downtown, roughly defined...
Removing I-405's NE 8th Street cloverleaf interchange would free up space to extend the planned "Grand Connection" lid northward. A dozen cars idle before a stoplight; a dozen others rush through the intersection in...
Mayor Jenny Durkan proposed $58.3 million in cuts to the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) in a "rebalancing" package designed to fill budget holes caused by the Covid recession. Ray Dubicki detailed the projects hit, including punted...