Since passage of the Growth Management Act in 1990 the state and region have been in the forefront of what came to be know as the Smart Growth movement. If we have been leaders, do we have any followers?
Modern fast ferries can be quite energy efficient, but the total energy profile depends on ridership. Ferries face larger energy use penalties for operating at low occupancies
Public transit is generally assumed to be a positive for energy use and environmental quality. We look at the numbers behind these assumptions to see just how green our transit is.
A combination of fewer commutes and fear of proximity to strangers has made transit one of the toughest problems to solve in the wake of the pandemic.
Here in the Seattle area we like to think of ourselves as eco-conscious. Just how true is that? What is the carbon footprint of Seattle, and how does it compare to other places that we might think of as less enlightened?