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Author: Ryan Packer

Legislature Contemplates Changes to Traffic Safety Laws In Face of Pedestrian Safety Crisis

Who should generally have the burden of proving liability in a crash between someone walking or rolling and someone driving a car: the person...

PSRC Retools Federal Transportation Funding Formulas, Drops Proposal for More Bike and Ped Funding

On Thursday, the Puget Sound Regional Council's (PSRC) Transportation Policy Board approved a new framework for allocating an anticipated $580 million dollars in federal...

Seattle’s Traffic Camera Funds Earmarked for Statewide “Capacity Building” Efforts

For the entirety of 2021, the City of Seattle issued citations to drivers using the West Seattle low bridge during the hours of the...
A blue sign leans against and tree and it reads "Look out for reach other" with an image of people walking, biking, and rolling next to a car. A Metro bus is in the background.

As Statewide Traffic Safety Emergency Escalates, Seattle’s Vision Zero Department Charts New Path

In the final weeks of 2019, the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) was facing down the fact that the city would end the year...

Inslee’s Proposed 2022 Budget Plugs Holes in Highway Megaprojects

As Governor Jay Inslee proposes a dramatic increase in state subsidies for electric vehicles in Washington State in his supplemental 2022 budget update, his...

Climate Pledge Arena’s Full Bike Connection Delayed to Next Spring

Climate Pledge Arena at Seattle Center has now been open for two months, hosting numerous Seattle Kraken games, concerts and basketball. But "Bike Lane...
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Months After Street Repaving, Lake City Way Crosswalks Still Remain Temporary

Earlier this year, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) repaved State Route 522 between I-5 and Seattle's city limit, the entirety of Lake...
A Route 33 trolley bus at the intersection 1st Avenue and Denny Way with low-rise apartment buildings behind.

As Regional Transportation Plan Is Approved for Release, PSRC President Raises Concerns

On Thursday, the Puget Sound Regional Council's Transportation Policy Board voted to approve the release of a draft 2050 Regional Transportation Plan that has...

Let’s Make #Homes4WA

Washington faces a very deep housing availability and affordability crisis that has only worsened in the past several years. It’s time for Washington to face this crisis head on. It’s time to take action to house Washington. Let your legislators know we need their help to house everyone.