Street Smarts

Hotel can restrict parking for events in Everett

Finding parking downtown Everett is hard enough, notes reader Monty Futch, of Everett. Is it really OK for the Courtyard by Marriott hotel, near the… Continue reading

Ferry traffic Monday suggests the holiday has already begun

Because July 4 falls on a weekday, it’s hard to predict the worst times to hit the road.

Bottom out? Dinged windshield? You could get money for that

Ken Gross’ 1971 Chevelle was the latest victim of what he dubs “The Big Dip” on Highway 96 (128th Street) near McCollum Park in south… Continue reading

Bumpy ride near McCollum Park getting temporary fix

for now. Highway 96 (also known as 128th Street SE) remains a roller coaster near McCollum Park,… Continue reading

Sewer, water main replacements close Shelby Road

Construction will continue throughout the summer and into the fall at different points.

Signal near Alderwood mall finally activated

It was installed last year but the finishing touches have waited for warmer weather,

No left turn to Everett schools administration building

Carol Forsberg, of Everett, writes: “Coming off Broadway and wanting to go up to 41st, there is no turn lane by the new Everett school… Continue reading

There’s a new signal at a busy 128th Street intersection

Adding 15 minutes to travel time just for waiting at a traffic light? Yep. It took up to five cycles for Cheryl Perhatch, of Everett,… Continue reading

US 2 trestle work postponed a 3rd time due to forecast rain

It must be perfectly dry when repaving material is applied. They will try again next weekend.

Best time to take a Washington State Ferry in the summer

Summer ferry schedules start June 24. Washington State Ferries plans to post its “best times” for travel soon. Based on last year’s summer’s tips (which… Continue reading

Learn about orcas — and maybe spot one — on a ferry

June is Orca Month in Washington. Throughout the month you can find pop-up presentations about our Southern Resident orca friends on Washington State Ferry routes… Continue reading

How low it can go: Extreme low tides can cause ferry delays

Taking an RV on the ferry this summer? Pulling a trailer? You may be interested in this factoid. (Whether it’s a fun fact likely depends… Continue reading

And the winner of the Non-Motorized Mayor Award is …

… Everett Mayor Cassie Franklin, who edged out Mukilteo Mayor Jennifer Gregerson.

Bus driver credits team, equipment for accident-free career

He is 1 of only 2 in Community Transit’s 41-year history to reach the “3 Million Mile” milestone.

Driver’s eduction class parking sign at Arlington High School in Arlington on June 8, 2018. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Hey, drop the attitude! Driver’s education changes lanes

As driving classes make a comeback, state imposes new standards for school instruction.

Driver’s eduction class parking sign at Arlington High School in Arlington on June 8, 2018. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Speed limit changes coming to U.S. 2 in Monroe

Planners hope the changes result in fewer crashes and a safer environment for pedestrians.

Plan for closures on Highway 92

The work will result in a new 60-foot fish passage.

Another case of privately claimed parking on a public street

This time, two businesses did so with permission from the city of Everett. It’s consolation of sorts.

Q&A about the mileage tax simulation we’re participating in

Cheats, hacks and Little Brother in your car: Yes, there are security concerns.

Right turns on red restricted at east end of Fern Bluff Road

The change aims to alleviate peak-hour congestion.