Monday, 18 February, 2019

Guy de Gouville

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Guy is a high school student in Bellevue with a strong desire to become an urban planner. Before moving to Bellevue, he grew up in the Paris metropolitan area where he fell in love with and learned from some of the best rail systems in Europe. Translating his experiences from abroad to Seattle, Guy is now passionate about improving this region's public transit (especially marine-based transportation) and cycling infrastructure. Aside from the technical side of things, Guy also enjoys photography and music.
The Tacoma Trestle is a 0.65-mile long trestle in Tacoma that stretches east from Freighthouse Square (the Tacoma Dome Sounder station) to the BNSF mainline next to the Puyallup River. The trestle is wooden and over 100 years old. It dates back from when the Milwaukee Road stretched across the...
On November 6th, Sound Transit held an open house for the final design of East Link's South Bellevue Station. East Link is a light rail project that will link downtown Seattle to Bellevue and Overlake (home to the headquarters of Microsoft) via I-90. The South Bellevue station will be...
You might think that today is just another gloomy fall day in Seattle, but you'd be mistaken. Starting today, the bright green Pronto! bikes will light up your day! In spite of unforeseen delays due to funding and technical problems, the Pronto! Bicycle Share program is ready to launch! It...
Earlier this summer, King County Department of Transportation installed a protected bike and pedestrian lane in the rural east of King County. The new facility is along High Point from the eastern end of the Issaquah-Preston Trail to the start of the Preston-Snoqualmie Trail. The two paths that the cycle track...
Last Tuesday, Sound Transit held the final design open house for the Bel-Red segment of the East Link project. East Link is a light rail extension, which when open in 2023, will link Seattle with the Eastside cities of Mercer Island, Bellevue, and Redmond. The first segment of East Link begins at International District...
With the introduction of new protected bike lanes last week, we knew that ridership in Downtown would skyrocket. We just didn't know how much. From a press release yesterday, the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) delivered some amazing numbers: ... released data for the new Second Avenue Protected Bike Lane that...
Earlier this week, bicyclists and bicycle advocates from all around the region celebrated the opening of the Second Avenue Protected Bike Lane (also known as a cycle track) in Downtown Seattle. The facility was rolled out by the the Seattle Department of Transportation (SODT) early Monday morning just in time...

Roundabouts

One of the classic games that I play with my family when I go to France is: where did they put in a new roundabout? To American drivers, Europe is known for its numerous roundabouts. The invention has revolutionized driving through intersections and has made improvements in all domains, including accidents, gas...