4 fresh ideas to ease Seattle’s coming traffic nightmare
Crosscut | 2019-10-16 00:00:00
This year, we entered the “Period of Maximum Constraint,” the city’s euphemistic name for the time now through 2021, in which a series of events will compound Seattle’s traffic problems. So what is a city to do? A group of three dozen University of Washington graduate and undergraduate students spent the past weekend trying to figure that out.
Would you ditch your car if a transit hub was at your kid’s school? That’s one solution from UW ‘ideathon’
The Seattle Times | 2018-10-19 00:00:00
Teams of students fanned out across the city, interviewing people about their commutes and travel habits, and then brainstorming potential solutions to Seattle's ever-worsening traffic.
Autopilot: Is Seattle Ready for Self-Driving Cars?
Seattle Magazine | 2018-02-01 00:00:00
Kirkland is one of the few U.S. cities where self-driving cars are being tested. How else are state and local leaders preparing?
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CoSSaR 2017-2018 Seminar Series: Mamie Marcuss on Addressing the Regional Transportation Crisis
In 2016, Seattle drivers were delayed an average of 55 hours at peak times, ranking the city 20th in the world for traffic congestion–and Seattle is the fastest-growing big city in the US. Drawing from her extensive career working on public policy issues, Mamie will discuss private sector investment in a critical regional issue: transportation.
Researchers analyzing benefits, pitfalls of self-driving cars
Kiro 7 | 2017-03-01 00:00:00
According to a new report, autonomous cars could either dramatically improve the morning commute or make it even worse.
The study says it could go either way, depending on how lawmakers respond to the technology, according to a study from the University of Washington’s Tech Policy Lab.
Ride sharing could solve problems when driverless vehicles hit Seattle
GeekWire | 2017-02-28 00:00:00
Over the next decade, driverless vehicles will make their way along Seattle roadways, possibly bringing relief to one of the most congested cities in the United States. Or, according to a new report out of the University of Washington, they could make things worse.
Photo Credit: UW Tech Policy Lab