Seattle

The World's First Floating Light Rail

Seattle built some of the longest highway bridges that float on water. Soon, one of them will carry a train system, too.

Illustration of a figure standing in the water on a secluded beach in front of a mountain

Stealing Moments at Seattle's Hidden Beaches

“It was my secret, a private spot, which, like so many others like it, was public land.”

Watch Seattle's Massive Tunnel Borer Finally Emerge From the Ground

This glorious, cinematic drone footage commemorates four long years of digging.

When Your City Is Gone

A new book invites Seattle residents to conjure the haunts that have vanished.

Is This America's Most Adorable Parklet?

A Seattle donut shop turned a real 1940s sailboat into public space.

At a press conference Wednesday, Seattle Mayor Mike Murray announces a lawsuit against the Trump administration's crackdown on sanctuary cities.

Seattle Is Suing Trump Over Sanctuary Cities

The lawsuit will claim that city officials aren’t breaking any laws by refusing to aid in federal law enforcement crackdowns.

Take a 360-Degree Dive With Seattle's Massive Tunnel Borer

Tag along as Bertha nears the end of its painstaking, four-year journey.

Seattle Makes a Pac-Man Pop-Up Park

Retro arcade fans can while away the hours outdoors evading ghosts and gobbling pellets.

Seattle residents protest

Seattle Considers Giving Renters a Formal Voice at City Hall

A new commission would advise officials on issues affecting renters and seek ways to enact stronger protections.

What Happens When a Local Restaurant Gets Famous?

For a little Vietnamese pho shop in Seattle, home to a three-liter noodle bowl, popularity was a boon and a headache.

What It's Really Like to Live in a 'Dorm for Adults'

I live in a “hacker house,” but I’m not a tech bro. Here’s why it’s not so crazy to share a home with 17 roommates.

The Cartoon Animals Teaching Etiquette to Seattle Straphangers

SoundTransit’s campaign uses disarming creatures to help riders in the famously passive-aggressive city learn how to coexist.

Seattle Puts Side Guards on Trucks to Protect Cyclists

The panels are meant to stop the fatal, crushing trauma associated with getting run over.

Why Seattle and Tacoma, Maritime Rivals, Merged Their Ports

Faced with the negotiating power of global shipping giants, the ports 32 miles apart decided to join together—and train up the workforce they’ll both need.

The 5 Kinds of Cities We'll See in the Populist Era

Will your city go into triage mode, double down on progressive policies, or flex its financial muscle in 2017?

A Growing Seattle Goes All In on Transit

Voters agreed to fund expansions and improvements for local bus and light rail systems. A short film shows how that choice is shaping the city’s future.

Putting Seattle's Progressive Bona Fides to the Test

Housing, homelessness, and police reform continue to dog the Emerald City.

The Best Cities for Part-Time Workers

Seattle and San Francisco point to a way to protect employees against erratic schedules and unpredictable wages.

Washington State Is Giving Away a Free Bridge

The 1930s span “would make the perfect present for someone who has always wanted their own bridge, but didn’t know quite where to start.”

Why Republican Candidates Gave Up on American Cities: Best #Cityreads of the Week

A roundup of the best stories on cities and urbanism we’ve come across in the last seven days.