Seattle's University District has four of the city's most dangerous intersections. More than 100,000 cars, bikes, buses and people all squeeze through the neighborhood's crowded arterials every day.
But it could all go away.
Seattle has done a better than average job of getting people out of cars and onto public transit. But 31 percent of commuters still drive alone. In terms of comfort, it's no wonder: On the bus, sometimes you can’t even get a seat.
Advocates want those rules retroactively applied to a mega-block in Amazon's neighborhood.
“What we’re hopeful for, as the silver lining of what might happen with HQ2, is that there will be some people who think it’s an opportune time to leave Amazon,” one venture capitalist said.
Building affordable housing is hard. It's even harder in Bellevue, where parking spots are required.