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Seattle Wants to Change the Whole Conversation on Streetcars

Unlike most new lines in U.S. cities, the Center City Connector would operate in its own exclusive lane.

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Overall, U.S. Streetcars Just Aren't Meeting the Standards of Good Transit

It's not anti-transit or anti-rail driving the skepticism; it's anti-bad rail transit.

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7 Charts That Show How Good Mass Transit Can Make a City More Affordable

The rent can be a little damn high, so long as the ride isn't.

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How Vancouver Became One of North America's Most Family-Friendly Cities

It took very concerted policy efforts going back to the early 1990s.

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A Doomed Seattle Freeway Ramp Gets a Loving Goodbye

Artists transform a highway ramp that over the years has welcomed skateboarders, divers, hermits, and marriage-seekers.

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Head Injuries Didn't Rise in Bike-Share Cities. They Actually Fell

In fact, head injuries declined about 14 percent after cities started bike-sharing programs.

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Dear Seattle, Careful You Don't End Up Like Us. Love, Amsterdam

Retail cannabis stores are getting ready to open in Washington state. But at the same time in the Netherlands, decades of permissive pot policies are being eroded. 

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The Urban Shift in the U.S. Start-Up Economy, in One Chart

Walkable suburbs and center city companies are dominating the tech scene.

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Seattle Just Became the First City to Cap the Number of UberX and Lyft Drivers on the Road

Each service will be limited to 150 drivers at any given time.

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Seattle News Helicopter Crashes Near the Space Needle, Killing 2

The KOMO copter hit two cars and set off a series of explosions

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8 Facts About the U.S. Sex Economy

Pimps in Atlanta take in more than $30k per week, but only 14 percent reported spending some of it on condoms, according to a massive new report from the Urban Institute.

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America Could Soon Face More Days of 'Extreme Rainfall'

The warming climate is predicted to bring punishing rainstorms.

The New York Metro's Economy Is Almost as Large as Australia's

How U.S. cities stack up economically worldwide.

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We're Driving Less, So Should We Stop Building New Roads?

Four charts that point to the merits of fix-it-first road funding.

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Seattle Now Has Its Very Own Tech Shuttle Protesters, Too

With a decidedly more anarchist bent.

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What New York's Social Network Might Look Like If We Could Actually See It

A wild experiment in 3D data visualization.

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5 'Placemaking' Lessons From Seattle's Amazing Super Bowl Parade

An estimated 700,000—more than the city's population of 635,000—welcomed the Seahawks home, without major incident.

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Seattle's Union Bay Might Get a Floating Sauna

You'd have to kayak out to use it, though.

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Yes, Rent Is Rising Much Faster in America's Tech Hubs

But Internet companies and their high-paid web developers are only part of the story.