A procession of bicyclists as far as the eye can see down the middle of Lake Washington Boulevard with lots of trees along the shore.
Hundreds joined for The Urbanist bike ride on Lake Washington Boulevard in September during the last weekend closure to cars of 2023. Let's continue the journey to more people streets! (Jason Rock)

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Linda Hanlon next to a tree and rhododendron bush.
Linda Hanlon

Linda Hanlon is the Lead Editor of The Urbanist. She cares about community-building and sharing smart ideas between communities, affordable housing, and active transportation. Safety, affordability, and access for all – regardless of age or physical ability – are starting points for her when thinking about livability. She lives in Port Townsend on the north Olympic Peninsula, the ancestral lands and home of the S’Klallam people.