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Redesign the U District / Wallingford I-5 Scar on September 16

Have you been looking for a way to get directly involved with the Lid I-5 movement? Now is your chance! Join us on Saturday, September 16, for a design charrette focused on the segment of Interstate 5 dividing Wallingford and … Continue reading

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Kitsap Transit’s Fast Ferry Starts Monday

After 14 years, Seattle and Kitsap County will once again have a rapid transit route linking them: a passenger-only fast ferry run by Kitsap Transit. Free service begins with a single boat to and from Bremerton on Monday, July 10, … Continue reading

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Introducing The Bainbridge-Bellevue Freeway: Bridge to Somewhere

With the state government so gungho about new highway construction we might as well build more of them whether they make sense or not. Widening I-405? Fine. Extending SR-167? Amateur. I can draw lines on a map too. So, here’s … Continue reading

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Seattle Bus Restructure Takes Effect, And an Ode to the 70-Series

Last Saturday, one week after two new light rail stations opened in Seattle, King County Metro implemented its major service change intended to more efficiently connect people with the stations. The changes consist of new, revised, and deleted routes mostly … Continue reading

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Internship Opening at The Northwest Urbanist

  Update: This article is an April Fool’s joke. The Northwest Urbanist has an outstanding internship “opportunity” for the qualified individual interested in city planning news and events in the Seattle region. The position is flexible and can be fulfilled … Continue reading

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Metro Proposes Bus Restructures Around New Light Rail Stations

UPDATE:¬†¬†Metro released formal alternatives on Thursday. The new information and maps have been updated throughout this post. Check the Metro website for full details. This week King County Metro and Sound Transit will jointly release two alternatives for bus service … Continue reading

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The Top Places to Work for Urban Planners

Washington state has the highest location quotient (concentration) of planners in the country, according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). This is measured by the ratio of planners to all jobs in the state and compared to the … Continue reading

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Event Recap: U-District Open Space Forum

Some 100 University District residents and employees attended a new community forum on Tuesday night that seeks to revitalize the neighborhood’s vision for its existing and future public spaces. Seattle’s standards for open space are 1 acre/1,000 households and 1 … Continue reading

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New Routes Coming Online for RapidRide

Two new lines will be starting service this year for King County Metro Transit’s frequent bus service, RapidRide. The system currently has four routes, lettered A through D, that serve key commuting corridors in the Seattle metro area such as … Continue reading

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Denny Substation Bringing Light to Growing Neighborhoods

With growing demand for power in the neighborhoods around South Lake Union, utility department Seattle City Light (SCL) is preparing to build a new electrical substation nearby. It won’t be like the city’s other 11 facilities with cold chain-link fences, … Continue reading

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