Street Smarts

Plan your trip: High gas prices won’t keep everyone home

In fact, AAA expects more cars on the roads this Memorial Day weekend.

Roadwork by Edmonds-Woodway High School will end this summer

The project aims to improve traffic flow as well as make travel safer for cyclists.

She went from pro dancer in Europe to NPR traffic reporter

Sprince Arbogast says NPR reporting doesn’t require a unique name and that I-5 at U.S. 2 is the worst.

Bike Everywhere Challenge encourages newbies to give it a try

May is Bike Everywhere Month, National Bike Month and Bike to School Month. We’ve had Bike to Work Day and Bike to School Day. And… Continue reading

Is it legal to ride your bicycle on the sidewalk?

I am usually cycling with my kids, and one is still learning. We are slowpokes. So we stick to sidewalks. But then I wondered, is… Continue reading

Rent a locker to keep your bicycle safe, dry at transit stops

Many local transit stops offer enclosed bike lockers for rent to keep your bike dry and secure while you take the bus or train to… Continue reading

Everett, Mukilteo mayors engaging in friendly 2-wheeled rivalry

They’re facing off in a Bike Month Challenge, and they invite others to join in.

No, you can’t post your own no-parking sign on the street

If it’s a public thoroughfare, parking is for anyone — not just for you or your business.

Marine Drive landslide work will bring a 12-mile detour

Crews will work on an area south of Stanwood this summer where the embankment gave way last fall.

The best day to buy gas is…

The best day to buy gas if you’re looking to save money is Tuesday. That’s what smartphone app GasBuddy found in a three-month review of… Continue reading

Traffic signal near Alderwood mall to light up soon

A new traffic signal at a crash-prone intersection near the Alderwood mall should go live soon. The signal was installed last year where the southbound… Continue reading

Rollin’ snake eyes: Doubling down on double-decker buses

A Community Transit purchase will keep its double-decker fleet No. 2 in nation behind Las Vegas.

Dust settles, and so does striping for E Marine View lanes

and, so too, have the rules about what lane is for what. East Marine View Drive in Everett was a… Continue reading

Steamboat Slough bridge painting will bring maritime closures

The Steamboat Slough bridge on northbound Highway 529 entering Marysville is getting a new paint job, and mariners will need to prepare for long-term maritime… Continue reading

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)

US 2 and I-5 top a big list of disruptive summer road work

It’s the season for repaving and replacing. Here are the major projects in Snohomish County and beyond.

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)

Cougs beat Dawgs — and the Hawks

WSU boasts the No. 1 specialty license plate, and the money that comes with it.

Construction to begin on new intersection near Alderwood mall

It was built on a peat bog and the crossing has been sinking about an inch a year.

North Machias Road bridge down to one lane until fixes made

A bridge south of Lake Stevens remains at one lane of travel after a heavy truck damaged the structure in a crash earlier this month.… Continue reading

Traffic circles going in on Second Street in Marysville

The work follows complaints from residents about people driving too fast down the street.