Tag Archives: Washington

Seattle Neighborhood Is Preparing Now for 2031 Light-Rail Station

​South Seattle’s Graham Street light-rail station should be completed by 2031. The agency is still many years from beginning construction on the site. But anticipating gentrification, a coalition of nonprofits and community groups called SouthCore is already working to shape land use around the future station to ensure current residents and businesses not only have a say in how their neighborhood changes, but also have an ownership stake. Read more... Read more

CNU 25

​At the 25th annual Congress in Seattle, CNU will celebrate the last quarter-century of New Urbanist accomplishments and pivotal moments—while looking forward to the future of building sustainable, equitable, livable places. Learn more and register... Read more

Seattle’s Transportation Transformation

​ For people using mass transit, new services in Seattle have come in quick succession. The city’s first modern streetcar opened in 2007. Light-rail service began operating in 2009, and the first RapidRide route started service in 2010. In 2016 alone, a second streetcar line was launched, and three additional light-rail stations opened, increasing ridership by 75 percent. Seattle residents have voted to tax themselves for urban transportation three times over the past three years. The virtuous circle, however, really... Read more

Seattle’s Epic Saga Over an Unfinished Trail May Finally Be Over

​The Burke Gilman Trail is a 19-mile former rail line turned multi-use trail that runs west to east from the shore of Puget Sound all the way to the top of Lake Washington in Kenmore, a Seattle suburb. It is the most heavily trafficked trail in the city, popular with commuters and sport cyclists and runners and dog walkers and everyone in between. It’s taken nearly two decades of planning, environmental impact review, lawsuits, appeals, protests, political deal making and... Read more
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