Street Smarts

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An abandoned car sits on flooded Mann Road in Sultan on Friday, Nov. 13, 2015.

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County considers raising roads to skirt flooding near Sultan

Ben Howard Road and Mann Road are in line for culverts and elevation gains.

 

Don Sperlin works on a bike Thursday afternoon at Sharing Wheels Community Bike Shop in Everett on May 30, 2019. Sharing Wheels Community Bike Shop will be hosting it's 17th annual kids bike swap on June 9.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Help fix children’s bikes at Everett shop

Sharing Wheels Community Bike Shop needs volunteers for weekly work parties to give children bikes.

 

A biker looks right and slowly proceeds through a stop sign at 16th Street and Colby Avenue on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020 in Everett, Washington. As of Oct. 1, bike riders can treat stop signs like yield signs. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

State law lets stop signs become yield signs for bike riders

Keep your eyes peeled and let the cyclists go, drivers. But the new law doesn’t mean bikes can zip by.

 

Looking east toward the U.S. 2 trestle as cars begin to backup on Thursday, March 1, 2018 in Everett, Wa. The aging westbound span needs replacing and local politicians are looking to federal dollars to get the replacement started. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)

A toll? More lanes? Have your say on future U.S. 2 trestle

WSDOT wants to know what people think of the existing highway link and its eventual replacement.

Looking east toward the U.S. 2 trestle as cars begin to backup on Thursday, March 1, 2018 in Everett, Wa. The aging westbound span needs replacing and local politicians are looking to federal dollars to get the replacement started. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
Some school zones with reduced speed limits are active, even though students aren't in the buildings, while others are not.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Even with no (or few) students, school zones still are active

With Snohomish County school districts mostly using remote learning, drivers still should slow down.

Some school zones with reduced speed limits are active, even though students aren't in the buildings, while others are not.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Reader asks about rules for people parking in front of gate

In Marysville, someone on 145th Street Northeast kept seeing cars blocking their fence gate.

County asks: What should housing look like near light rail?

Snohomish County wants public input on housing types in the areas around light rail stations.

Much work remains to be done on 27-mile Whitehorse Trail

Snohomish County’s regional trail from Arlington to Darrington was interrupted by slides and washouts.

New Snohomish stoplight to move cars, literally and monetarily

Bickford Ford is paying for a traffic signal on Bickford Avenue as part of its expansion.

Soper Hill roundabout and pedestrian trail work wraps up

Lake Stevens and Marysville worked together on the traffic infrastructure because of nearby development.

Overnight light rail work to close Highway 104 and I-5 ramps

Starting Monday, the links between the freeway and highway will close nightly for light rail work.

Did you get a late car-tab renewal notice? You’re not alone

Meanwhile, a reader is upset with a “hidden” 3% fee for using a credit card to pay for registration.

Not just curb ramps: The ADA turns 30, and there’s more to do

The landmark civil rights legislation ensures people have equitable access in public places.

Light rail-supporting ‘LEGO’-looking slabs aren’t permanent

The temporary retaining wall blocks will be replaced with different retaining wall blocks.

Everett to soon restrict traffic on four segments of streets

The city wants to encourage social distancing and active transportation. That means biking, walking.

Reader: Are developers responsible for repairing roads?

Development sites have requirements. Paving season is underway in unincorporated Snohomish County.

These wireless devices help Everett manage traffic

The diamond/square-shaped panels are wireless antennas/radios for the city’s Ethernet communication.

Where will the West Alderwood light rail station be? It’s TBD

It will be west of Alderwood mall, but Link to Everett is years away, so the exact site isn’t settled.

Bus fare is on its way back across Snohomish County

Community Transit and Everett Transit fares, suspended since March, are set to return July 1.

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