Street Smarts

Everett to soon restrict traffic on four segments of streets

Everett to soon restrict traffic on four segments of streets

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

Everett to soon restrict traffic on four segments of streets
Reader: Are developers responsible for repairing roads?

Reader: Are developers responsible for repairing roads?

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

Reader: Are developers responsible for repairing roads?
These wireless devices help Everett manage traffic

These wireless devices help Everett manage traffic

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

These wireless devices help Everett manage traffic

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

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.

Bus fare is on its way back across Snohomish County

Why are manhole covers in the road, where tires go over them?

It’s expensive to relocate an entire sewer or stormwater system when the world above them shifts.

Can higher taxes save Everett Transit, alleviate traffic?

Can higher taxes save Everett Transit, alleviate traffic?

Everett’s ‘Rethink Transit’ outreach and planning process offers options, asks residents for direction.

Can higher taxes save Everett Transit, alleviate traffic?

Why does a left-turn signal go green when no cars are there?

A commuter noticed the anomaly at an intersection on Everett Mall Way.

Traffic’s creeping back and some transit to collect fares again

Traffic’s creeping back and some transit to collect fares again

Community Transit and Sound Transit are set to resume fares June 1, but not Everett Transit.

Traffic’s creeping back and some transit to collect fares again

Articulated buses with few riders? Better social distancing

The extra room on the 60-foot buses allows for greater spacing between riders and from drivers.

Traffic’s thin but we’re still waiting for the light to change

Traffic’s thin but we’re still waiting for the light to change

An Everett man sat at a stoplight for a full minute without any crossing traffic. What gives?

Traffic’s thin but we’re still waiting for the light to change
Even in a pandemic, buses and transit keeps rolling

Even in a pandemic, buses and transit keeps rolling

Millions in federal CARES Act funding is marked for Community and Everett transit agencies.

Even in a pandemic, buses and transit keeps rolling
Snohomish County picks favored light rail station locations

Snohomish County picks favored light rail station locations

To anticipate development, the county is suggesting preferred locations 15 years before they’ll be built.

Snohomish County picks favored light rail station locations
Bike shops and trails in Snohomish County are open and busy

Bike shops and trails in Snohomish County are open and busy

Nice weather and a litany of outdoor activity restrictions are nudging people to hop on bicycles.

Bike shops and trails in Snohomish County are open and busy

How much traffic does an intersection need for a stop light?

A Monroe intersection without a signal caught the ire of one reader.

Stave off stay-at-home boredom and go for a drive

Stave off stay-at-home boredom and go for a drive

With the roads so empty and few entertainment options outside the house, it’s time for a joyride.

Stave off stay-at-home boredom and go for a drive
Staying home without gyms means we should all tour the ’hood

Staying home without gyms means we should all tour the ’hood

To stay active, stroll or roll around your neighborhood, pick up trash, and fight your sweet tooth.

Staying home without gyms means we should all tour the ’hood
Road work in Lynnwood felt like a long haul for short stretch

Road work in Lynnwood felt like a long haul for short stretch

The 36th Avenue West project started a few years ago and is on schedule to wrap this spring.

Road work in Lynnwood felt like a long haul for short stretch

Buses get disinfectant spray, wipedowns as riders stay home

People are heeding recommendations to limit exposure to one another, and transit agencies see it.

30 years after ADA law, Marysville makes accessibility plan

30 years after ADA law, Marysville makes accessibility plan

Of the 4,100 locations for a curb ramp, 1,000 don’t have one and 700 don’t meet ADA standards.

30 years after ADA law, Marysville makes accessibility plan
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