Transportation

Mayor of Montlake

At a Town Hall in a bulldozer's path, Mike McGinn finds some new friends who like to see him standing up to the region, the state, and the City Council when it comes to another viaduct project.

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

After cyclists run down two joggers, New York looks more closely at Central Park's mix

The accidents in the Olmsted-designed park raise questions about an effort to reduce traffic fatalities that has concentrated on vehicle drivers. 

NEW YORK TIMES

'All flights canceled': Nation starts to recover Chicago flight disruption

A fire set by a contract employee at a suburban flight control facility serving O'Hare and Midway airports means a long Friday for many travelers across the nation. 

LOS ANGELES TIMES

King County prepares for bus cuts

"We wish we were not doing this," said King County Metro's general manager, Kevin Desmond. 

KUOW-FM

Seattle police begin "cracking down" on cyclist violations

According to King 5 news, Seattle police have been responding to cyclist violations with a "mix of education and enforcement for the past week." Now, it will be all enforcement. 

KING5.COM

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.

NEW YORK TIMES

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.'"

SEATTLE WEEKLY

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
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