Cascadia Center for Regional Development

Founded in 1993, as the Cascadia Project, Discovery Institute’s Cascadia Center for Regional Development is an important force in regional transportation and sustainable development issues. We’re known for our involvement in transportation and development issues in the Cascadia Corridor, Puget Sound and in the U.S.-Canadian cross-border realm. We’ve recently added to that mix through a major program to promote U.S. efforts to reduce reliance on foreign oil, including the earliest possible development and integration of flex-fuel, plug-in, hybrid-electric vehicles. … Read More >

Blog

Raising Taxes on Ride Sharing Harms the Public

Call it a head tax on wheels. The recently announced plan to triple the Seattle city taxes on all ride-share trips — to 75 cents from 24 cents, which would create the highest flat ride-share tax in the U.S. — is out of the same playbook that brought us the 2017-18 tax on jobs. It would hurt working people and others who use the Uber or Lyft ride option, reduce income for drivers by up to an estimated $1,800 a year and increase traffic congestion rather than alleviating it.

Events

Date
December
12
Dec
8
08
2022

ACES Annual Affiliate Meeting

Cascadia Center
Date
December
12
Dec
8
08
2022
Southport
Renton, WA
Energy for Our FutureRoundtable, Keynote, and Happy Hour Reception Cities. Density. Culture. Traffic. Business. Customers. Growth. Congestion. All of these words have taken on new significance in the past three years, particularly in Seattle and Bellevue, where the nature of work and workers has changed forever and the future of vibrant cities lies in the hands of those with a transformative vision. Join us as we welcome City of Bellevue Mayor Lynne Robinson and visionary developer Michael Christ to our fist in-person Annual Meeting since 2019! This year, we will meet at the vibrant and accessible Southport on Lake Washington. On December 8, don’t miss this opportunity to be part of a fascinating participatory conversation that looks into the challenges faced by