Friday, October 19, 2018

Troy Heerwagen

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Troy is the producer of Seattle’s pro-pedestrian blog, Walking in Seattle. He’s a native Texan who moved to Seattle several years ago to enjoy the wonderful combination of urbanity and nature in the region. He wrote a book to help others looking to find the right place for them, called Move to the Place of Your Dreams: A Relocation Handbook. He loves cities and walking, hiking, and biking. By day, he is a professional consultant for a technology firm.
For the first time ever, Seattle's worst intersection is in South Seattle. Rainier, 23rd, and Hill beat out numerous other contenders to be chosen by readers of the Urbanist as the worst intersection in Seattle for people walking, biking, and busing. The Worst Intersection in Seattle contest was conceived in...
It's the final round of voting for the Worst Intersection in Seattle. In the semi-finals, the winning intersections handily beat out the competition by two votes to one. The cluster of Rainier / 23rd Ave S / S Hill St beat out NE 40th St / 7th Ave NE /...
We're now down to four options for the Worst Intersection in Seattle, which is the worst intersection for pedestrians, cyclists, and transit riders as voted by readers of The Urbanist. Based on this year's seeding, voters have identified a worst intersection in each part of Seattle (North, South, South...
The votes have been counted and we're down to eight possible options for the Worst Intersection in Seattle. The intersections are grouped by area and so this round will determine the worst intersection in each area of the city. [googlemaps https://www.google.com/maps/d/embed?mid=1P97nmWj6l5emG_WatBfZwyg4hlKeVK-2&w=640&h=480] Choose the worst intersection in each contest below. The original nominations...
N 50th St / Stone Way N / Green Lake Way N today. (Google Maps)
The nominees are in and it's time to vote for the Worst Intersection in Seattle. Now in its 6th year, the competition has expanded from an exclusive focus on pedestrians to now include those intersections that are worst for people who are walking, biking, or busing through the intersection. And,...
It's time to submit nominations for what has become an annual tradition to determine the worst intersection in Seattle. Consider the intersection you hate to walk across. It's also probably awful for biking, riding transit, and driving, too. In fact, this competition tends to highlight everything with wrong with Seattle...
Seattle’s transportation department missed the mark in their recent response to the campaign Give Pedestrians the Green. #GivePedstheGreen argues that in urban villages pedestrians should be automatically given the right (without having to push the "beg button") to cross the intersection in the same direction as vehicular traffic when...
Long roadways in Seattle like Rainier, MLK, and Aurora cut scars across Seattle’s landscape and have their share of bad intersections. But, even though the main stretch of Denny, from Puget Sound to Capitol Hill, is shorter than those examples, it has more terrible intersections than any of them....