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Tim Egan: Death of a cyclist in Seattle
Even as commuting in cities changes, it's still an act of faith to get on a bike.
The state of Seattle streets
"A new Seattle Department of Transportation report has found that about 36 percent of the city's 1,574 lane miles of arterial streets were in some stage of poor condition last year - and 10.2 percent of those heavily trafficked streets were in 'seriously poor or failed condition.'"
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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