Sunday, 5 July, 2020

Troy Heerwagen

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Troy is a pedestrian advocate who serves on the board of Seattle Neighborhood Greenways. He loves cities and walking, hiking, and biking. 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. By day, he is a professional consultant for a technology firm.
An example of a push button that needs to be activated to trigger the walk signal (aka. beg button) in the Central District. (Photo by author)
Overshadowed by the recent publicity around Stay Healthy Streets was another change from Seattle’s Department of Transportation (SDOT) that may prove to be even more beneficial to people in getting around. SDOT’s announcement that "Nearly 75% of walk signals in Urban Centers and Hub...
We have a repeat winner of Seattle's worst intersection, and it's a doozy. Denny and Stewart beat out 18 other nominees this year to be voted as Seattle's worst intersection by readers of The Urbanist. The worst intersection in Seattle competition brings out the...
After weeks of deliberation and hundreds of votes, we're down to two finalists for Seattle's worst intersection in 2019. Now in its seventh year, the worst intersection in Seattle competition brings out the very best of the worst by inviting readers to nominate and...
We're down to the final four of bad intersections. Now in its 7th year, the worst intersection in Seattle competition brings out the very best of the worst by inviting readers to nominate and campaign for those crossroads that impede commutes and frustrate people...
4th and Jackson tilt shift photo
The competition is down to the elite eight of extremely objectionable intersections. In Northeast Seattle, the two 5-way intersections advanced. Those two intersections each include two streets with the same name: NE 45th St, NE 45th Pl, Union Bay,...
Last week, we asked you to narrow down a slew of Denny intersections, and you did. 2017 winner Denny & Stewart advanced, while 2015 winner Denny & Terry narrowly lost to Westlake & Blanchard. Boren & Lenora also advanced. These three intersections will now...
This is the 7th year of the Worst Intersection in Seattle competition and it's the biggest yet! There are 19 nominees, including 6 different intersections within half a mile of each other in the Denny Triangle or along Denny. And that's nothing new. An...
Last year, readers of The Urbanist selected the intersection of Rainier Avenue and 23rd as Seattle’s worst. The intersection has been under construction since then and just recently a new crosswalk has opened. A route that previously required crossing five crosswalks now takes just one to cross...