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Monday, April 30, 2007

Transit oriented development in Portland

Since Portland built their downtown streetcar, over two billion dollars' worth of walkable development has come to the area it serves. I visited the city this weekend (using, of course, Amtrak Cascades) and took photographs of the industrial-to-residential conversions, parks, and overall new pedestrian use that good urban planning brought to Portland's Pearl District. Here's a taste of what we'll likely see in Seattle in the next couple of decades - spurred by our South Lake Union streetcar and Sound Transit's Link system:

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