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Snohomish County picks favored light rail station locations
To anticipate development, the county is suggesting preferred locations 15 years before they’ll be built.
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.
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
With the roads so empty and few entertainment options outside the house, it’s time for a joyride.
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.
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.
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
Of the 4,100 locations for a curb ramp, 1,000 don’t have one and 700 don’t meet ADA standards.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How are streets named? It depends
Naming a road probably requires city or county council approval — a long process across the county.
Some old Snohomish County road names are rural vestiges
Roads with names aren’t uncommon. Some of the older ones’ namesakes are legacies of local history.
DUIs, distracted driving numbers are down, remain a problem
Last year’s traffic enforcement and infraction data reveals we’re safer, but with room to improve.
Stricter child car seat law may mean longer booster seat use
An age increase for when a child can ditch a booster seat could mean new purchases for the family.
Starting today, vehicle emissions testing is history
No more fretting about your beater. Air quality reached federal goals and is expected to improve.
2020: Light rail, ferry terminal and possible transit merger
The major transportation stories to track in the coming year involve Everett, Lynnwood and Mukilteo.
Cleaning graffiti along our highways is a busy, dirty job
Four state workers spend 16 hours every week removing graffiti in King and Snohomish counties.