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Balk: Seattle car ownership is down, but it’s up in places you’d least expect

You almost cannot stand anywhere in the city center or Capitol Hill without seeing construction cranes. The number of residences in these walkable, bikeable and transit-rich areas is rising fast. It’s clear that people want to live where they have … Continue reading

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Times: Seattle is second safest big US city for walking and biking

As you sprint across a highway-style four-lane street through the heart of your neighborhood, it’s probably hard to believe that Seattle may be the second safest big city in the US for people walking and biking. But that’s what the … Continue reading

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Times: Seattle joins ‘select group’ of US cities where fewer than 50% of residents drive alone to work

Seattle is one of only five large US cities where fewer than half of residents drive alone to get to work. Gene Balk at the Seattle Times followed up on our Census reporting to note that by crossing this 50 … Continue reading

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Is the Seattle Times falling in love with city cycling?

Seattle’s transportation culture is shifting fast. Bike lanes are extremely popular, and people want more of them. Transit is extremely popular and people want it to be faster and more reliable. People want our streets to be places, not just … Continue reading

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