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The latest from news outlets and blogs around the Northwest and beyond, chosen by Crosscut editors.

Spokane area breathes sigh of relief at end of I-90's 19-hour emergency closure

A motorist's spotting of a small leak from a truck led to major problems, traffic detours and crews in moon suits.

KREM-TV

Second Ave crash kills woman cyclist

A truck was making a left turn, just the type of accident a planned new protected bike lane is designed to prevent.

MY NORTHWEST

Seattle 7th for walk, transit among large bike-friendly cities

The Emerald City? San Francisco, D.C., Boston, New York City and, egh, Portland, all beat us out for their transit and walking infrastructure.

SUSTAINABLE CITIES COLLECTIVE

Reminder: Highway 99 closed until Wednesday

The closure, which will run from Mercer to Aloha streets, is expected to cause huge delays. Metro is advising riders to use alternate routes.

SEATTLE TIMES

Overloaded ferry forced to turn back

Passengers were asked to get off the boat but not enough people, many heading from Bremerton to a Seattle Seahawks exhibition game, volunteered after ferry workers mistakenly allowed too many walk-ons. State troopers ordered several hundred more off the Cathlamet. 

KITSAP SUN (BREMERTON)

Reduced fare will be offered to low-income public transit users

King County Metro announced that, since Metro fares have been raised "five times" since 2008, a reduced, $1.50 fare will be made available to low-income bus riders by March of 2015.

STRANGER (SEATTLE)

Most transit projects should be done as quickly as a century ago

Planning for a new project in Los Angeles, set to open in 2020, began in 2004. An almost identical project, opened in 1925, took about two and a half years from start to finish. 

THE ATLANTIC CITIES

Sound Transit to use eminent domain to relocate stores

Businesses received notice that they’ll be forced to move to make way for Sound Transit’s light-rail construction.

KOMO NEWS

4 lanes of I-5 South blocked south of Tacoma

Four lanes of Interstate-5 are blocked near the state Route 512 interchange after a truck high-centered on a jersey barrier in the middle of the freeway.

SEATTLE TIMES
SEATTLEPI.COM

Seattle wins Bike Design Project

The Denny, a bicycle with an electric motor, removable handlebars that double as a bike lock and car-style turn signals, was selected for its superior design and will be in stores near you someday soon(ish).

KUOW-FM
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