It's Back

How to Get Around the Capitol Hill Block Party

What time does it start? What streets are closed? What's the lineup? Consider this a guide, whether you're planning your personal concert tour or detour.

07/21/2022 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

On the Road Again

Travel Is Back, Just in Time for Memorial Day

Remember holiday traffic? Yeah, that's returning too.

05/27/2021 By Allison Williams

Foot Traffic Controller

Here Are the Streets We Wish Seattle Would Open for Pedestrians

The city’s Stay Healthy Streets adds six more miles. We have more ideas.

04/24/2020 By Seattle Met Staff

Feature

The Last Time the West Seattle Bridge Closed Was Even Stranger

Forty-two years ago the man piloting the freighter Chavez smashed the vessel into the span connecting the city to its western half. Then he disappeared.

04/10/2020 By James Ross Gardner

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

Transit, Interrupted

Seattle Squeeze 2.0? Downtown Light Rail Stations Will Close Several Days This Fall.

Need to get from UW to Sea-Tac over the weekend? It’s going to be a doozy.

09/09/2019 By Lily Hansen

March Madness

Brace Yourself: May Day Promises Major Traffic

The annual march brings people to the streets in support of immigrant and workers' rights—and with an afternoon Mariners game, traffic disruptions are in store too.

05/01/2019 By Gennette Cordova

Roadside Mishaps

What Could Go Wrong on Your Dream Road Trip?

When life derails a road trip, it just makes for a better story. But even then, we’ve got you covered.

09/11/2018 By Allison Williams

Explainer

How to Cope with Labor Day Traffic

Thanks to a growing population and booming economy, Seattle has some of the worst traffic in the country. So it’s no surprise that drivers have more to fear than the “usual” rush hour come Labor Day weekend. Brace yourself for the gridlock.

08/14/2018 By Jaime Archer

Autos & Androids

Is the Puget Sound Region Ready for Driverless Cars?

"Your robot taxi will arrive soon."

05/22/2018 By Madeline Ostrander

Snap Judgment

Should Seattle Toll Downtown Streets?

Up to 25,000 more cars could clog I-5 and downtown daily when the Highway 99 tunnel opens next year. Now the city is considering tolling those surface streets. Some find the idea even more alarming than the traffic on Mercer.

12/19/2017 By Jaime Archer

Morning Fizz

Regional Report: Rent and Traffic Delays Way Up

A data snapshot from the Puget Sound Regional Council.

08/01/2016 By Josh Feit

Urban Upgrade

23rd Avenue's Road Diet

Cutting one lane for the four-lane arterial (and turning another into a dedicated turn lane) will improve traffic. Really.

05/23/2014 By Josh Feit

Isn't It Weird That

Isn't It Weird That...

Some weird things we noticed about density and its discontents.

03/14/2014 By Erica C. Barnett

Article

Fight a Traffic Ticket Online

eTicketbuster allows drivers to contest tickets without ever having to see a judge or a lawyer.

12/19/2012 By James Ross Gardner

Article

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

Article

Trade Secrets: Beat the Traffic

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

10/08/2012 By Danielle Zorn

The C is for Crank

How Inconsiderate of Him

An actual headline from today's PI.com

06/13/2011 By Erica C. Barnett