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This Seattle Street Art Only Appears When It's Raining

The invisible sidewalk ink puts a positive spin on the gloomy weather.

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6 Places Where Cars, Bikes, and Pedestrians All Share the Road As Equals

The woonerf, or "shared street," has made its way into U.S. cities.

Brian Brettschneider

Where's the 'Dreariest' Place in America?

Gloomy cities with tons of rain and clouds include Seattle, Portland, and Buffalo.

Brian Brettschneider

Seattle Is Far From America's Rainiest City

Most of the eastern U.S. is actually wetter.

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The Complete Business Case for Converting Street Parking Into Bike Lanes

An annotated, chart-filled review of 12 studies from around the world.

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2 Notes of Caution on America's 'Record' Mass Transit Year

The dominance of New York, and the decline of bus ridership.

Seattle DOT

Cyclists, Rest Your Weary Limbs on Seattle's First-Ever 'Leaning Rails'

The metal fixtures, already used in European cities, support riders as they wait at intersections.

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As More Cities Adopt 'Vision Zero,' a Grand Experiment Emerges on U.S. Streets

Seattle has joined a growing list of major American cities trying out the Swedish approach to reducing traffic deaths.

AP Photo/Elaine Thompson

Don't Say 'Cyclists,' Say 'People on Bikes'

A group of Seattle-based safer streets advocates say they've been able to foster a much more civil debate by changing up the language they use.

KIRO 7 News

A Gray Whale Has Been Spotted in a Narrow Urban Channel in Tacoma, Washington

Local reporters are speculating the beast may be sick or hurt.

David Ryder/Reuters

Seattle Now Has a Pot Vending Machine

The machine is the result not just of changing laws, but of technological progress.

HERE Seattle

Yes, There Are Black Tech Workers in Seattle

It's not an industry or a city where black professionals have much visibility. But they're finding each other at HERE Seattle.

AP Photo/Elaine Thompson

Seattle Tries Shaming Its Citizens Into Participating in Composting

The city's "scarlet letter" system joins a long line of policies designed to embarrass. But do they work?

Harris Moure

Seattle's Hottest New Job: Pot Lawyer

Washington state's marijuana businesses face a maze of regulations. Hilary Bricken helps guide them through it.

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Seattle Gets Doused in a Mysterious 'Stinky Fog'

The unexplained mist had a putrid odor reminiscent of compost and sewer.

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Cleaning Up Urban Waterways With Manmade Islands

The brains behind Scotland's Biomatrix Water use flotillas of plants to filter polluted water and soften concrete riverbanks.

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The Future of Transportation Is Not All Flying Cars

What we've learned from our 9-month series on tomorrow's urban mobility.

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The Carless Commute Ranking to End All Carless Commute Rankings

A new report ranks U.S. metros based on how many jobs residents can access by transit during the morning rush.

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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.