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Once Around the Web: Infograf-tastic!

Infographics (a.k.a. data visualizations) are all the rage these days. Check out these impressive, transportation-related specimens – a treat for the eyes *and* the brain. Just remember, you can’t always trust every infographic you read. Click on the thumbnails twice to view full size.

Once Around the Web: Streetcars are Back Baby!

Here in Seattle, the South Lake Union Streetcar has been up and running since December of 2007. Folks took over 700,000 rides on it in 2011, and ridership continues to grow.  And as residents and visitors to Capitol Hill know, the First Hill Streetcar construction started back in April and… [ Keep reading ]

Once Around the Web: That’s Crazy!

Well, Seafair is in high gear so it’s sure to be a crazy weekend here in Seattle. Stay on top of traffic impacts over at our other blog – On the Move. Grist, via Phillip Bump, discovered this fantastic cartoon from 1956. Commissioned by the American Petroleum Institute, “Destination Earth”… [ Keep reading ]

Once Around the Web: Sampler Platter

New Street Artist ‘Bored’ Turns Chicago Sidewalks into an Alternative Monopoly Game Have you played Chicago yet? When it comes to Seattle, Chutes and Ladders might seem like the ideal game thanks to our challenging topography. But if you can’t put in actual giant slides, it won’t be much fun…. [ Keep reading ]

Once Around the Web: A Secret Subway or The Ninth Time is the Charm

There is a secret subway in Washington DC It’s true. Though it’s really more of a private subway system than secret one. The U.S. Capitol, as well as the massive House and Senate office buildings are all connected underground by Congress’ very own subway system. It started operating in 1909… [ Keep reading ]

Once Around the Web: Gimme Shelter

Maybe you’re tired, maybe it’s raining, maybe you’re just bored – but waiting for the bus can be a frustrating experience, even if your bus is on time! This blog post: What if bus stops were designed as if bus stops really mattered? talks about some of the innovations in… [ Keep reading ]

Once Around the Web: Take a Virtual Walk around the World

The Google World Wonders Project brings world heritage sites of the modern and ancient world online. By using Street View technology, Google allows users across the globe to virtually explore and navigate a neighborhood through panoramic street-level images.  You may not have the time or money to go and visit… [ Keep reading ]

Once Around the Web: Bike yourself something awesome!

As we say goodbye to Bike Month aka May 2012, maybe you need to reward yourself with something cool for your bike! Here are a few suggestions from around the web: It seemed like a joke at first, but the Hövding airbag bike helmet, is real and currently for sale… [ Keep reading ]

Creating Safe Routes to School for All

As the school year draws to a close, the Seattle Department of Transportation’s (SDOT) Safe Routes to School program is gearing up to make needed improvements at elementary schools across the city.  Earlier this year during spring break, SDOT improved the walking route to TOPS K-8.   This summer, walking routes… [ Keep reading ]

Who’s Talking About Biking

Did you know SDOT is updating the city’s Bicycle Master Plan? We’ve been visiting community events and collecting comments through an online survey and interactive mapping tool. There is still time to share what bicycle issues matter the most to you and where you make, or would like to make,… [ Keep reading ]