Seattle

How Seattle Is Reclaiming Its Waterfront From an Elevated Urban Highway

The Alaskan Way Viaduct is coming down, and a vast new park system is coming up.

Seattle to Law-Abiding Drivers: Here's a Gift Card

As part of its Vision Zero plan, the city is rewarding everyday acts of safety.

Seattle's Future Alleys Look Like Paradise

The city looks to the dank gaps between buildings for “vibrant new spaces.”

Can Seattle Go Any Greener?

The city looks to become a hub for smart building technology.

The High Cost of Residential Parking

Every time a new building includes space for cars, it passes those costs on to tenants.

Seattle to Buildings: Give Tenants Transit Passes, Not Parking Spots

The city’s new proposal represents a smart step toward reduced car reliance.

The Deadly Geography of Landslides

Rain-driven landslides have killed at least 20,000 since 2007—here's where.

How Washington State Convinced Big Companies to Dramatically Reduce Drive-Alone Commutes

The state's Commute Trip Reduction program is a model for the nation.

This Seattle Street Art Only Appears When It's Raining

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

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.

Where's the 'Dreariest' Place in America?

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

Seattle Is Far From America's Rainiest City

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

The Complete Business Case for Converting Street Parking Into Bike Lanes

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Seattle Now Has a Pot Vending Machine

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