Staff Biography

Guy de Gouville

Former Staff Writer

Guy Gouville joined The Urbanist in 2014 and served as a Staff Writer until Summer 2015. While now back in metropolitan Paris, he came to us by way of his time living in Bellevue. Growing up in the Paris metropole, he fell in love with and learned from some of the best rail systems in Europe. Translating his experiences from abroad to Seattle, Guy was passionate about improving this region’s public transit (especially marine-based transportation) and cycling infrastructure. He enjoys photography and music, and one day hopes to be an urban planner.

Recent Articles

Spot Fix: Dexter Ave Protected Bike Lane

The protected bike lane built by the City of Seattle on Dexter Ave in South Lake Union (located between Republican Street and Denny Way) has created a challenging situation for parking despite the best of...

Redmond’s 152nd Ave NE Needs A Road Diet

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRMHRQP2bw8] 152nd Ave NE is a street in Redmond that links Microsoft's Overlake campus with the Bel-Red area of Bellevue. The street is the central part of Overlake Village, a neighorhood and area undergoing significant...

Kalakala’s Remaining Pieces End Up in West Seattle

When we reported that the Kalakala was getting scrapped, we did not expect much of the ship would be saved. However, interest in preserving pieces of the ship picked up when the scrapping process began....

Bellevue’s New 116th Ave NE Bike Lanes Won’t Serve Any Purpose If They’re Incomplete

Next summer, the City of Bellevue will repave 116th Ave NE from NE 12th St to Northup Way, north of the Overlake hospital. The city is planning to change the current configuration of the street...

New Bike Counters in Bellevue

The first two bike counters in the city of Bellevue were installed on the I-90 and SR-520 trails in the first week of March. The I-90 trail counter is located just east of the...