City Hall

Understanding the Burke-Gilman Trail's Legal Battle

How 1.4 miles became a neverending saga for the city.

02/07/2018 By Hayat Norimine

City Hall

City Will Move Bike Racks Placed to Discourage Homeless Camping

SDOT plans to remove the racks after officials find a new location, a spokesperson said in a statement.

02/06/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Lost in Transit

Seattle Has 'Transit Deserts' and—Surprise—It's No Fun to Ride the Bus There

As the city's public transportation system expands, its most vulnerable riders are getting left behind.

11/20/2017 By Hayat Norimine

City Council

Seattle Public Schools to Get $2.3 Million from SDOT Traffic Safety Funds

The money will allow public schools to switch to a two-tier bus system this year.

08/08/2017 By Hayat Norimine

Morning Fizz

State Supreme Court Issues Year-End Win for Tenants, SDOT Notes Year-End Loss for Driving Alone

Court says tenants have right to demand proof from landlords and SDOT finds significant drop in driving to work alone.

01/03/2017 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Early Ballot Returns Give Democrats Big Lead in Key State Senate Battles

Good news for Democrats on early ballot returns, city budget news today, and sad news about state Republican senator Andy Hill.

11/02/2016 By Josh Feit

Pedestrian Chronicles

Pedestrian Chronicles: Increase in Walking Outpaced All Other Modes of Commuting

Number of people walking to work in Seattle leaped by 50 percent.

10/03/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

SDOT, Mayor Murray, Mike O'Brien, and Kshama Sawant Don't Get It

Capitol Hill Housing proposal gets cold shoulder from City Hall.

09/21/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Transit Activists Spoof Seattle Times

As Seattle Times sides with suburbs, Seattle Subway questions paper's relevance.

09/19/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

SDOT Shoots Down Parking Reform Recommendation

Urbanists push back against SDOT decision to pass on Parking Benefit Districts.

09/12/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

SDOT Gets It on Student Transit Rights, Superintendent Candidate Struggles on Student Trans Rights

Transit for low-income students, transit for the region, and "murky" answers on transgender rights.

08/31/2016 By Josh Feit

Commute Seattle and the Seattle Department of Transportation

Slide Show: Bikes and Bagels

In celebration of Bike Everywhere Month this May, Commute Seattle and the Seattle Department of Transportation hosted the sixth Annual Bikes and Bagels event.

05/14/2016

Morning Fizz

The Port Irony, the McDermott Race, the SDOT Skeptic, and the New Sound Transit Normal

Barney Frank endorses Walkinshaw, O'Brien to hear from SDOT, and Sound Transit revises spending guidelines.

05/13/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Pronto Plans Jeopardized Again

Good news for car sharing, more bad news for bike sharing.

05/09/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

SDOT Recommends Moving Forward with Pedestrian-Only Street Project on Capitol Hill (Kinda)

Residents support Pike Street closure, sexist language in murder coverage, and more on SDOT director Kubly.

04/14/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Lawsuit Against City Raises Issue of Density and Affordable Housing

Developer sues city, no pot in Southeast Seattle, OneAmerica parties, and still no answer from Murray.

04/11/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

After Caucus Results, Patty Murray, Jay Inslee Stand by Clinton

U.S. senator wants to "break this glass ceiling" and SDOT chief of staff goes on sabbatical.

03/29/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Sound Transit Expansion Plan Likely to Include Large Investment in Parking Facilities

ST3 on table, Starbucks under scrutiny, and SDOT in new light.

03/24/2016 By Josh Feit

Morning Fizz

Clinton in Seattle, Investigation at SDOT, and Costs in the Suburbs

Murray introduces Clinton in Sanders-friendly Seattle, city takes serious look at Kubly ties to Pronto, and Sound Transit review panel notes suburban costs.

03/23/2016 By Josh Feit and Josh Kelety

Morning Fizz

Light Rail Opens, Housing Levy Discussion Begins

Thirty thousand boardings on opening day, $290 million (or more) housing levy on the way.

03/21/2016 By Josh Feit