Cycling

Mayor Durkan Lowers Speed Limits and Announces New Vision Zero Agenda

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Within 18 months, the posted maximum speed limit on nearly every single arterial street in the city of Seattle will be 25 miles per...
A dodo on a bike along the industrial waterfront. (Reed Olson)

Riding into the Future

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Living In Seattle, I am flooded with calls and texts from loved ones across the continent inquiring if we are OK. It is a...

Let’s Talk About Lane Width

Lane width helps to control speed on urban streets. People driving tend to slow when streets are narrow. Urban Streets The National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO)...

Thomas Street in South Lake Union To Get Traffic Diverter, Protected Intersection

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Thomas Street in South Lake Union east of Seattle Center will get several substantive modifications by the end of 2019 to make the street...

Angie Schmitt Plots a Way Out of the Pedestrian Safety Crisis

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Longtime Streetsblog USA editor Angie Schmitt was in Seattle last week to talk about the pedestrian safety crisis. Schmitt stepped down from her Streetsblog...
A Stay Healthy Street in Beacon Hill. (Photo by Seattle Neighborhood Greenways)

130 Miles of Open Streets Is Just What the Doctor Ordered

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The Urbanist has been urging the City of Seattle to pedestrianize streets and create a safe biking network for years, but the pandemic has...
Pedestrians walking on Aurora Avenue where sidewalks do not exist. (Photo by Lee Bruch)

Fix Aurora Avenue Now

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On Black Friday, a motorist attempting a turn from Aurora Avenue to N 39th St careened over the curb and plowed into a family...

Advocates Urge City to Open More Streets to Pedestrians and Cyclists During the COVID-19...

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Last week Rainier Valley Greenways and Safe Streets (RVGSS) submitted a letter to the Seattle City Council and Mayor Jenny Durkan requesting that the...