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How Seattle blew its chance at a subway system

“The question is no longer whether we will grow, but only how we will grow." So said attorney and civic leader Jim Ellis in a…

Hillman City club will riff on jazz history

Its walls are covered in four shades of fading pink paint. Huge pink letters across the façade spell out “Maxim’s.” Sitting on Rainier Avenue in…

Just in: Read the city’s report on neighborhood councils and inequality

Following Mayor Ed Murray's executive order to cut ties with neighborhood district councils — arguing they are mostly comprised of white middle-aged homeowners, and therefore unrepresentative…

Celebration and anger as Seattle’s neighborhood council system upended

Mayor Ed Murray dissolved all formal ties between the city and the 13 neighborhood District Councils last Wednesday, upending a system three decades old. Since…

Fighting Seattle’s ‘economic apartheid’

When Ubax Gardheere’s son was starting kindergarten, she made a tough choice. The single mother of three lived in SeaTac, worked in Seattle, and belonged…

Anti-density forces rally to “save the U District”

Framed as an effort to “Save The U District” and  prevent the area’s housing and businesses from “all” being replaced with “steel and glass towers,” last…

First the Olympics, then Seattle Transportation: Meet Nicole Freedman

As Mayor Ed Murray and the Seattle Department of Transportation Director, Scott Kubly, tout the $930 million Move Seattle transportation levy, their common refrain is,…

New York City: Inspiration for a quicker, smarter Seattle?

If Seattle is going to make dramatic innovations in transportation, the city may need to act fast. That was the big message when one of the…

Puget Sound’s 5 worst transportation problems

On a sunny afternoon in March, a salmon-filled tractor-trailer flipped over on the Alaskan Way Viaduct. With Highway 99 blocked, city streets and highways ground…

Seattle’s new plan to eliminate traffic deaths

Seattle officials launched a new program today to eliminate all traffic deaths and serious injuries in the city by 2030. Vision Zero — a collaboration…

Biking app’s data may let city design safer paths downtown

When the Seattle Department of Transportation plans the coming downtown network of protected bike lanes this year, it will do so with a new tool…

Seattle’s affordable housing explained

Seattle is the fastest-growing city in America, with over 1,000 new residents joining us each month. These days, the city skyline is defined as much…

The Rainier Ave. Problem

Rainier Avenue S is one of Seattle’s most dangerous streets. On Halloween this year, a man driving a pickup truck at over 65 mph near…

A walkable, bikable Montlake? Just add money

There's no doubt that the new 520 Bridge will be a boon for people on bike or foot. Its planned non-motorized vehicle path between Seattle…