Accidental Island Time

The West Seattle Bridge Will Reopen in September. Possibly.

The Seattle Department of Transportation has set a new goal for finishing work on the cracked span.

06/10/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

Curb Real Estate

A Guide to Passing the Seattle Parking Test

Do you have to pay for parking in Seattle? How much does street parking cost? And what is the 72 hour rule? All your questions about parking, answered.

05/05/2022 By Benjamin Cassidy

Stay in Your Lane

Ticketing Traffic Cameras Are Set to Go Live in Seattle

How bad is the driving in Seattle? Depends who you ask. But the city is about to make obstructing a crosswalk, intersection, or bus lane more expensive.

02/21/2022 By Malia Alexander

Explainer

Which Seattle Bridge Will Close Next?

With the West Seattle Bridge closed until 2022, a look at the state of the Magnolia, University, Ballard, and Fremont bridges, among others.

09/09/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Permanent Pergolas

Are Seattle’s Cafe Streets Here for Good?

A city council vote on Monday moved us one step closer.

05/17/2021 By Benjamin Cassidy

Masks on Masks on Masks

You Can Probably Have Your Block “Closed” for Trick or Treating

Seattle announced Trick or Street Blocks.

10/23/2020 By Stefan Milne

Expiration Date

Paid Street Parking Is Returning to Seattle

It won’t be as pricey as normal, though. At least not initially.

07/09/2020 By Benjamin Cassidy

EXPLAINER

How a 3-Second Head Start Could Save Pedestrian Lives

Seattle's giving pedestrians extra lead time in certain crosswalks in an effort to reduce deaths and injuries across the city.

02/25/2020 By Marisa Comeau-Kerege

Pavement Problems

Can Project Sidewalk Use Crowdsourcing to Help Seattleites Get Around?

Its goal: make navigating our streets safer and easier for the mobility impaired.

07/23/2019 By Lily Hansen

NEWSMAKERS

Perfect Party May 2019

Here’s who we’d invite if we could entertain this month’s most interesting visitors, locals, and newsmakers.

04/23/2019 By Seattle Met Staff

This Week in Politics

Top 10 Stories: A Regional Homelessness Response, Lynnwood Light Rail, and T-Mobile Park

Your weekly dose of top political stories.

12/21/2018 By Anne Dennon

Public Transit

Durkan Nominates Sam Zimbabwe as New SDOT Leader

If approved, the transportation director would take the helm as SDOT faces a range of upcoming challenges.

12/18/2018 By Hayat Norimine

Snow Days

7 Ways to Survive a Seattle Winter

A brief guide to school cancellations, bad weather driving, and cozy indoor escapes.

12/18/2018 By Allison Williams

Editor's Note

Seattle’s Sense of Snow

The city’s reaction to snowfall is comical, until it isn’t.

12/18/2018 By James Ross Gardner

Explainer

How Seattle Grapples with Snow

Our climate may not be prone to blizzards, but mere inches of the white stuff can paralyze Seattle. Here’s what the city does to keep up.

11/20/2018 By Jaime Archer

Last Week in Politics

Top 10 Stories: A New Police Chief, Sexual Assault Allegations, and Seattle Homelessness

Your weekly dose of top political stories.

07/24/2018 By Grace Madigan

Last Week in Politics

Top 10 Stories: More Head Tax Developments, King County Prosecutor's Challenger, and Prepaid Ballots

Your weekly dose of top political stories.

05/21/2018 By Grace Madigan

Top 10

Top 10 Stories: Sinclair, Parking Reform, First Native Superintendent

Your weekly dose of top political stories.

04/06/2018 By Grace Madigan

Mayor's Office

Durkan Halts Downtown Streetcar Project Pending Review

The Seattle mayor said there were "too many questions about the true costs of this project and the risks to taxpayers."

03/30/2018 By Hayat Norimine

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