(40 posts)

Why Seattle is lowering speed limits to 25 mph

(📷: SounderBruce/Flickr) It’s time to slow your roll, Seattle. Mayor Jenny Durkan announced Tuesday that the city will lower the speed limit to 25 mph on all arterials. Arterials include busy multi-lane roadways with a dividing line. Non-arterials already have a speed limit of 20 mph. Durkan made her announcement at a senior center on Rainier Avenue South, a street that’s known as an especially dangerous […]

Transportation / December 12, 2019

The unspoken rules of Seattle

(📷: Jeff Gunn/Flickr)   As citizens of Seattle, there are a lot of laws we are supposed to follow. But what if there was a completely separate list of rules that all Seattleites should know about — and what if they weren’t actually written down anywhere? Sounds crazy, but our Facebook friends came up with plenty of unspoken rules […]

Community / December 12, 2019

Chronic homelessness in Seattle: A four-part series

It’s been nearly four years since Seattle declared a state of emergency over our city’s homelessness crisis. In that time, we’ve learned there’s not one profile of a person who’s struggling with housing security in our city. They could be a former Olympian. Or the person washing your dishes. Or a veteran who’s been endlessly shuffled through the system. Some of the most difficult folks to reach are those […]

Housing / December 4, 2019

How to help our homeless neighbors in Seattle

The Nickelsville tiny house village is visible in this view of Seattle’s skyline. (📷: David Lee/Flickr) Every night in Seattle, roughly 5,000 people sleep on the streets, in tents, or in their vehicles. That means most of us see signs of homelessness every day. But figuring out how to process what we see — and […]

Community / November 27, 2019

Guest essay: Why Seattle’s artists and creatives need you to show up

(📷: Jazzy Photo) Editor’s note: This post was written by Evergrey member Gedney Barclay.  I’m writing this piece from my desk at Velocity Dance Center, where I work as communications manager.  If you don’t know Velocity, we’re a performing arts center and dance studio, offering adult classes for dancers of all levels and hosting brand […]

Art & Culture / November 15, 2019

What other cities are getting right when it comes to fixing homelessness

The Salt Lake City skyline (📷: Flickr) Chronic homelessness is an issue affecting major cities from coast to coast. So it’s understandable that one of the first questions that comes to mind when many Seattleites think about homelessness is, “What have other states done successfully that we aren’t doing to fix this problem?” Kelly Gardner […]

Community / November 14, 2019

The complicated costs of fixing homelessness in Seattle

Seattle has been in a construction boom for several years, but service providers say we still have a long way to go in closing our region’s affordability gap. (📷: Peter Daniel/Flickr) For the next installment in our ongoing series about chronic homelessness, we’re digging into the numbers to tackle a question we’ve heard from several […]

Housing / November 7, 2019

What causes chronic homelessness in Seattle?

(📷: A McLin/Flickr) Chronic homelessness is one of the most complicated issues facing Seattle and King County. And the difficulty begins with scoping the problem itself.  The first question in our four-part series on chronic homelessness comes from Courtney Stange-Tregear, who asks, “What are the primary causes of *chronic* homelessness as opposed to emergency or […]

Housing / October 23, 2019

How to observe Indigenous Peoples Day in Seattle

A mural of Chief Sealth (Seattle) and Chief Joseph by artist Andrew Morrison (📷: Joe Wolf/Flickr) Seattle has officially acknowledged Indigenous Peoples Day since 2014, when the city council unanimously passed a resolution designating the second Monday in October as a day to honor local Native Americans and “fully recognize the evils of our past.”  […]

Art & Culture / October 10, 2019

Why Alaskan Way will get bigger before it gets smaller

(📷: WSDOT/Flickr) Exciting things are happening on the waterfront. The viaduct is gone, and an iconic part of our beautiful city is about to get a massive makeover.  But when we turned to readers to ask what you all wanted to know about this rapidly changing part of town, it wasn’t too surprising that the […]

Neighborhoods / September 26, 2019