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Andres Salomon

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Andres Salomon is a dad, safe streets advocate, and former mayoral candidate. He lived in Northeast Seattle but now resides in New York City. He provides technology support for The Urbanist. Follow him on Twitter @Andres4NY.

Recent Articles

Repaving Projects Offer Best Route Forward to Complete Our Bike Network

Folks from the group “Save 35th Ave NE” gathered last Monday evening along 35th Avenue NE to protest bike lanes being added to the street. The project, despite being politically contentious, is an example of...

David Allen Paid the Ultimate Price for an Unsafe Sandpoint Way Design

Last week, David Allen, 29, was walking along Sand Point Way NE near 40th Ave NE when he was struck by one motorist and then another and left for dead. While there are differing...

Rainier Avenue Data Suggests Road Diet Hasn’t Gone Far Enough Yet

Last week on Twitter, I provocatively asked, “Was the Rainier Ave road diet pilot a failure?“ While any roadway improvements that convert four lanes to three is undoubtedly an improvement, the Rainier Ave safety...

Field of Dreams: A Missed Opportunity To Change Course On Homeless Sweeps

As I write this, city officials are conducting a sweep of The Field of Dreams, a homeless encampment next to an I-90 overpass in SoDo. When I visited the camp on Sunday, residents were...

Sand Point Way Safety Proposal Meeting Recap

Last night, the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) hosted a meeting to describe potential safety improvements to Sand Point Way NE. The Urbanist has already covered some of the proposal, but here's additional information...