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New Seattle Landfill Doubles as Eco-Friendly Community Hub

The LEED-certified North Transfer Station (Credit: City of Seattle)
Seattle’s newest garbage transfer station is likely to be much more popular than your typical dump. The transfer station, which opened this week and replaces a former one on the same site in the Fremont-Wallingford area, is surrounded by a park with exercise equipment, a playground and public art. From the outside, the North Transfer Station looks more like a community center than a dump. Read more... Read more

University District Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge Celebrated Monday, With Construction to Start in Spring

A pedestrian and bicycle bridge to connect the growing University District with the East Sprague Avenue area of Spokane, Washington, is coming soon. Local officials on Monday gathered in a parking lot along Martin Luther King Jr. Way – the site of the bridge’s north landing – to celebrate the project and the community cooperation that led to its $12 million in funding. The bridge will offer a safer route to and from the university campuses and will spur development... Read more

CNU 25 Session Proposals Due

CNU launched the official CNU 25.Seattle Call for Proposals. The process is simple: submit an idea for a session, tour, or workshop. You can share a fully outlined session proposal, or just an idea—a trending topic, a unique format, or a speaker you’d like to hear, even if you’re nominating yourself. Proposals due October 25. Learn more... Read more

Designing Cities Conference

Seattle (NACTO Photo)
Join the National Association of City Transportation Officials for their Designing Cities conference, convening transportation leaders and practitioners from across the country and world to discuss key trends in urban street design and transportation policy. September 26-29 in Seattle. Learn more and register... Read more

Seattle Embraces Expanded Light-Rail System

A Link light-rail train in Seattle (Credit: Oran Viriyincy)
In March, Seattle opened two new light-rail stations — one in the dense, hip Capitol Hill neighborhood, the other at the University of Washington’s Husky Stadium. According to Sound Transit, there were over 1.77 million boardings on light rail in May 2016, an 83 percent increase over May 2015. Perhaps even more telling, light rail had 904,000 boardings in February (the last month before the expansion), which means ridership has nearly doubled with the new stations. Read more... Read more
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