Friday, 23 October, 2020
When the South Lake Union streetcar's station platforms were designed in the early 2000s, it was not imagined that streetcar stops along Westlake Avenue would also end up accommodating several other very frequent bus routes. But as...
On Friday, when the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) announced its third set of streets open to people walking and rolling, calming them for people on bicycles as well, the list did not include any streets inside...
It's hard to believe that before 2012, there wasn't a way to get from Uptown to Seattle's world-class waterfront walking and biking trail without backtracking nearly to Belltown. The Thomas Street Overpass today is a key part...
The City announced yesterday its new Stay Healthy Streets program would be expanding today. The streets being pedestrianized are in Beacon Hill, Greenwood, the Rainier Valley, and an additional street in the Central District, which will bring...
Safety advocates rejoiced today as the Washington State House passed House Bill 1793, which permits Seattle to use camera enforcement to dissuade motorists from blocking crosswalks and clogging bus lanes--a frequent problem. The House vote was along...
Within 18 months, the posted maximum speed limit on nearly every single arterial street in the city of Seattle will be 25 miles per hour. That was the boldest action on the list of safety improvements announced...
On Tuesday, KOMO TV reporter Steve McCarron tweeted about Bellevue police stopping pedestrians who tried to enter the crosswalk on the blinking red hand phase. This is a phase when pedestrians are still allowed and expected to...
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) recommends a default of 10-foot lanes. “Lane widths of 10 feet are appropriate in urban areas...