Because I have a daughter the same age as Christina-Taylor Green, the nine-year-old girl who was murdered during the attempted assassination of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, the tragic weight of the atrocity hit me hard.
With each passing day I'm becoming more convinced that there's no longer any need to decry the proposed deep-bore tunnel replacement for Seattle's Alaskan Way viaduct. Because the tunnel is already on death row. Not because the urban greens are winning (t
South Downtown's biggest challenge is that much of the area lacks the full spectrum of uses that make up a complete neighborhood. Most importantly, there is a shortage of housing, and in particular, market-rate housing. The city is considering new zoning
Every member of Seattle's City Council will tell you that they believe the City should invest in infrastructure that promotes walking, biking, and transit and helps reduce car-dependence. Just don't ask them to make any hard choices to pay for it.
Seattle, like most U.S. cities, faces a Catch-22 barrier to reducing car dependence: Buildings must have ample parking because there's no reasonable alternative to driving, but all that parking perpetuates travel habits and land use patterns that sabotage
Raising on-street parking meter rates to reflect market value is a dangerous idea, we're told, because it will coerce customers away from businesses in Seattle's commercial centers and send them to far-flung places where parking is cheaper or free. The un
While many in Seattle's green urbanist community were railing against a deep-bore tunnel alternative to replace the Alaskan Way viaduct, Copenhagen, a vaunted international leader in urban sustainability, completed its own 2.5 mile long deep-bore tunnel b
The KIRO FM bike nazi rant in response to Seattle's first bike box was in large part just a PR stunt, but the truth is that in essence that rant is a pretty accurate representation of how mainstream America thinks.
Worldchanging's fundraiser this Friday night will feature the mayors of Portland and Seattle, a discussion not to be missed by the Seattle multitudes who suffer from Portland envy. And for those of you not properly feeling that envy, read this post and we
It's the lie that won't die---the rampant, righteous belief among armchair transportation authorities like Joni Balter that the I-5-Surface-Transit alternative to replace the Alaskan Way viaduct would gridlock the City.