Open Secrets

The Top Things to See and Do Inside Mount Rainier National Park

More than two million people visited the park last year. How does a first-timer tackle its 369 square miles?

07/23/2019 By Allison Williams

Backseat Climber

6 Great Mountain Drives

We give you no choice but to take the scenic route.

06/08/2015 By Allison Williams

On Other Blogs

On Other Blogs Today: Building Smaller, Driving Less

Our daily roundup.

12/11/2012 By Erica C. Barnett


Banning Cars on Third Avenue

What if we turned Seattle’s Third Ave over to pedestrians and cyclists?

10/08/2012 By Erica C. Barnett


Trade Secrets: Beat the Traffic

Airborne traffic guru Paul Tosch offers tips on how to navigate jammed interstates.

10/08/2012 By Danielle Zorn


Wednesday Jolt: State Residents are Driving Less

The day's winners and losers.

08/29/2012 By Afternoon Jolt

The C is for Crank

Joel Connelly Is Bad at Math

Joel Connelly loves spending extra money to drive to Bellevue. Image via WSDOT.

08/20/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

On Other Blogs

Correlation Isn't Causation, But...

Planetizen: The correlation between obesity and driving.

01/18/2012 By Erica C. Barnett


Sightline Reports: Northwest Drivers Are Using Less Gas

A new Sightline Institute report finds that, per capita, Northwest drivers are using less gas than at any point since 1965.

09/14/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

The C is for Crank

Texas Increases Speed Limit to 85 (!!) MPH

Texas, already the speediest state in the nation, moves to raise highway speed limits to an insane 85 mph.

09/01/2011 By Erica C. Barnett


I-5 Loves the Electric Car

Charging stations open up electric travel to Canada and Portland.

07/14/2011 By Allison Williams

On Other Blogs

Herald's Driving Stats Ignore the Hidden Costs of Driving—and Hidden Benefits of Transit

The Everett Herald dissected the cost and speed of various methods for getting from Everett to Seattle the other day, and concluded that driving is cheaper and faster in almost all cases than taking the bus or Sounder rail. But they failed to factor in ma

04/27/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

The C is for Crank

Cost of Driving Rises Another 3.4 Percent

As the cost of driving continues to increase, it's become undeniably clear that driving alone is no longer just a bad idea economically, it makes less and less financial sense.

04/06/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Duh of the Day: Density Means Less Driving

The Seattle Department of Transportation has put together a handy map that shows that the city's densest areas have the lowest greenhouse-gas emissions in the city, thanks largely to the fact that people in dense areas drive less than people who live in s

08/05/2010 By Erica C. Barnett