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?
The West Coast Starts Its Engines
All three Northwest cities now showing more driving direction requests than in March.
The Downtown Transit Dilemma
Seattle faces a formidable challenge as it reopens its downtown. Transit services must scale back ridership in order to assure safety of passengers and operators. While many employees of highrises can continue to work from home, service personnel must find a cost effective and safe way to get there.
Transit: Stalled Momentum and An Uncertain Path Forward
As people return to their jobs, the manner in which they commute is certain to change. A recent national survey found that “More than 20 percent of respondents who regularly used buses, subways or trains now said they no longer would, and another 28 percent said they will likely use public transportation less often.”
West Seattle: Other Bridges and Inbound Commuters
Even with the best efforts to increase transit ridership, a large share of the commuters who have been driving across the West Seattle Bridge will continue to drive and will look for alternative routes. To what degree can existing arterials absorb this new traffic?