Street Smarts

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
Hey drivers, new law requires 3 feet to pass bicyclists, walkers

Hey drivers, new law requires 3 feet to pass bicyclists, walkers

State law requires drivers move over at least 3 feet to pass cyclists, pedestrians and horse riders.

Hey drivers, new law requires 3 feet to pass bicyclists, walkers
Is a little order in order at a busy on-ramp near Tulalip?

Is a little order in order at a busy on-ramp near Tulalip?

A reader’s question resurfaced an old request for meter signals on 88th Street NE to southbound I-5.

Is a little order in order at a busy on-ramp near Tulalip?
Bus stop locations chosen for safety and convenience

Bus stop locations chosen for safety and convenience

A reader wondered why so many bus stops are on the far side of an intersection. It’s on purpose.

Bus stop locations chosen for safety and convenience
Is it legal for a vehicle to be longer than its parking spot?

Is it legal for a vehicle to be longer than its parking spot?

Yes. No. Maybe. Kind of. Sort of. It depends if traffic can move safely behind it.

Is it legal for a vehicle to be longer than its parking spot?
When other lights are red, what’s a flashing yellow arrow mean?

When other lights are red, what’s a flashing yellow arrow mean?

In Marysville’s busy and growing 116th Street NE area, a left-turn signal caused some confusion.

When other lights are red, what’s a flashing yellow arrow mean?
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