Seattle

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University of Washington quad in Spring, March 2007. Attribution: Punctured Bicycle

Seattle is a seaport city on the West Coast of the United States. It is the seat of King County, Washington. Seattle is the largest city in both the state of Washington and the Pacific Northwest region of North America. According to U.S. Census data released in 2019, the Seattle metropolitan area's population stands at 3.98 million, making it the 15th-largest in the United States.

Seattle is situated on an isthmus between Puget Sound (an inlet of the Pacific Ocean) and Lake Washington. It is the northernmost large city in the United States, located about 100 miles (160 km) south of the Canadian border. W


Seattle community action[edit | edit source]

Sustainability initiatives[edit | edit source]

Climate action[edit | edit source]

Seattle's Climate Action Plan and the Kyoto Protocol W

Cycling activism[edit | edit source]

Cycling in Seattle[edit | edit source]

There are extensive multi-use car-free regional pathways linking the city and county to the surrounding areas, including the King County Regional Trails System, which has 175 miles (282 km) of trails throughout the county. Many of the trails were converted from former railways, including the popular Burke-Gilman Trail. The Seattle Department of Transportation aims to develop a 608.3-mile (979.0 km) network of bike lanes, including lanes on streets, protected bike lanes, and trails, within the city by 2034. A pilot program allowing private dockless bike sharing companies to operate within the city began in July 2017, making Seattle the first major city in North America to feature such a system. W

see also: Washington, Cycling activism

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Food activism[edit | edit source]

Alleycat Acres - Beacon Food Forest Permaculture Project - Seattle Neighborhood Farmers Markets

Open spaces[edit | edit source]

Parks information from seattle.gov - Golden Gardens Park W

Reduce, reuse, repair and recycle[edit | edit source]

Seattle.gov's Stop Phone Books page

Social inclusion[edit | edit source]

Homelessness in Seattle W

Towards sustainable economies[edit | edit source]

Salish Sea Trading Cooperative

Trees, woodland and forest[edit | edit source]

Green Seattle Partnership - Washington Park Arboretum

Resources[edit | edit source]

Community resources[edit | edit source]

NE Seattle Tool Library - West Seattle Tool Library - Third Place Commons

Maps[edit | edit source]

Cycling: Bicycle Maps

News and comment[edit | edit source]

2017

How Seattle Is Dismantling a NIMBY Power Structure, Apr 3 [1]

2016

Can Retail Space be an Extension of the Public Realm? A Look at Seattle’s Third Place Books, January 5 [2]

2015

These urban farmers want to feed the whole neighborhood — for free, March 13 [3]

2012

It’s Not a Fairytale: Seattle to Build Nation’s First Food Forest, [4] February 21

2011

Seattle City Council unanimously votes to ban plastic carry out bags, [5] December 19

Seattle first in U.S. to mandate choice on yellow pages delivery, [6] May 5

2010

Seattle City website declares – 2010 The Year of Urban Agriculture, [7] February 2

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