All-Door Boarding Please
- Google unveils its own driverless car prototype. More importantly, what does this move say about the path, business model and eventual role of a driverless car future?
- Is it worse that I ignored a PR email we got about this “solar roadway” business as a late April fools joke, or that they raised $1.5 million in crowdsource funding?
- Seattle is the fastest growing big city in the US. Remember this is a good thing. For the first time in 100 years Seattle is growing faster than the suburbs.
- Amazon is the poster child of the tech sector’s return to the city.
- Joel Connelly argues for more diversity on the Seattle City Council in the name of pragmatism. We’ll see what district elections do on that front.
- Portland food-cart pods on private parking lots are getting displaced($) due to new development on those parking lots. Meanwhile Seattle’s food-cart scene is in my opinion still struggling. I honestly wonder why?
- The Downtown Seattle Association’s Jon Scholes argues against development fees and an employer head tax to save Metro service.
- Kevin Desmond, King County Metro’s general manager, thinks any long-term funding solution for Metro needs to be regional.
- A new report, Older, Smaller, Better, put some numbers behind the ideas espoused by Jane Jacobs, which I believe are generally well accepted. My question is do the finding of this report provide transferable lessons to areas without the historic building stock, and if so how?
- Eight finalist developers identified for the Capitol Hill light rail station TOD project.
- King Street Station has room for several office and retail tenants.
- Seattle Department of Transportation is adding 5 speed-enforcement cameras near schools.
- Man faces more than 16 years in jail after stealing 4.3 miles of copper wire, the largest in state history, from Sound Transit Link’s light rail system. Here’s our original report.
- Massimo Vignelli, a seminal figure in minimal graphic design including the MTA’s 1972 subway map, dies at the age of 83.
This is an open thread.