After Monday's unnerving hailstorm, the rest of this week in Seattle was blissfully beautiful. Walking around the city when it's this nice makes us even more excited for future developments that encourage walking, biking and taking transit (between well-developed compact neighborhoods, of course). Check out what we've been writing about this week:
Bike Lessons From Portland: Take Cycling Seriously
There's a lesson in the bicycle discussion that points to the fundamental difference between systemic change and personal change…
The Healthiest State in the Nation
Washington State invests a lot in encouraging fitness. Prizes and competitions are fun, but we'll need to find a more lasting answer in the future…
Lecture Notes: The Future of Washington's Transportation System
Serena Batten shares what she learned from local transportation planning leaders at Town Hall on Monday.
New Jobs, Light Rail and Transit-Oriented Development
It seems that the cycle of development fuels itself once it's set in motion…
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Having temporarily spent the summer in Seattle, I greatly appreciated the city's bike-friendly attitude and widely available public transit system, which is even continuing to expand! In comparison to other cities I've lived in, Seattle seems to be more actively encouraging a life style shift away from cars to bicycles and mass transit through events like Bicycle Sundays along Lake Washington and Free Ride Zones downtown.