Monthly Archives: March 2010

Realism on vehicle miles traveled

Seattle will reportedly go another year without specific targets for reduced driving per capita. The State, on the other hand, set targets in 2008 for vehicle miles traveled (VMT) per capita that seem aggressive at first glance, or like wishful … Continue reading

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It’s green to vote on the seawall

The damaged seawall needs replacing. Image courtesy of WSDOT.   In a recent post I called attention to the Seattle City Council’s repeal of the so called “Head Tax” as an example of the Sustainability Gap. I feel like I … Continue reading

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Does the council just give lip service to sustainability?

A couple of weeks ago Mayor McGinn called a press conference to highlight the troubled state of the City of Seattle’s budget. I couldn’t help but notice one number that came up in his presentation on slide number 17. Because … Continue reading

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High-rise living planned for Federal Way

The DJC recently reported that developers want to build two mega mixed-use projects in Federal Way near the transit center. To read the stories, click here and here. Here’s what Patrick Doherty, Federal Way’s economic development director and a SeattleScape … Continue reading

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Bed lame

Not long after the new Four Seasons Hotel and Condominium project opened across from SAM on First, Charles Mudede of The Stranger gushed effusively about its cutting edge architecture. That it may have, but its presence on the street level? … Continue reading

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