How would carbon pricing affect businesses and job creation in Washington and Oregon? In particular, how would it affect energy-intensive businesses that compete in national and international markets? Sightline fellow Yoram Bauman takes an industry-by-industry look at our regional economy and finds good news for both business and the environment. Read more.
New York Times | Ride-sharing
EarthFix | Oil trains
The Oregonian | Coal exports
Seattle Transit Blog | Transit
Vancouver Observer | Urban Planning
Climate Central | Bike Sharing
Fast Company | Salmon
The Oregonian | Land Use
Fast Company | Walkability
City Lab | Environment
I’ll be participating in two panel talks on coal and oil trains, one this Friday and one next week. Both promise to be interesting.
This Friday, come ask your toughest questions at a free, public panel discussion on coal and oil trains. I’ll be joining Ross Macfarlane of Climate Solutions, Sean Ardussi of Puget Sound Regional Council, Edmonds Mayor Dave Earling, BNSF Consultant Terry Finn, and Joe Ritzman of SSA Marine to talk about everything from public safety concerns … read more »
In July 2013, board members of the Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority, better known as Sound Transit, unanimously approved a pilot program to test several efficiency-boosting strategies for a woefully oversubscribed parking system. The pilot scheme was budgeted at $495,000 and set for a 2014 roll out, with three key measures:
- Parking permits;
- Real-time information on parking availability;
- Rideshare collaboration.
Heads up to a great event happening next Saturday, August 23: the 9th Annual Duwamish River Fest! It’s a completely free afternoon of food, art, boat and kayak rides, kids’ activities, live music, and more. I’ll be there and volunteering (still a few more spots to fill!), so come out with the fam for some local river fun.
Wow, this is powerful. After the controversial shooting of black teen Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, last weekend, this hashtag … read more »
On a recent vacation, I had a perfect moment, one that so rarely occurs since I had a kid nearly six years ago. I was sitting on a deck, drinking a gin and tonic, and having civilized conversations with my husband’s oldest friends. Almost entirely uninterrupted.
That’s because sandwiched between our restaurant and another across the way was a grassy field full of roving kid gangs. They were far enough away that their entropic energy didn’t bother anyone, but close … read more »