Street Smarts

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.

Sinkhole near Skykomish temporarily clogs traffic on US 2

As the Memorial Day weekend exodus began, transportation crews filled the whole with cement.

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.