Street Smarts

She ditched her car — and the rewards are many

Jessica Bentem had just filled the car up with gas. “I made it about 10 minutes,” the Everett woman recalled. Then her car decided it… Continue reading

Hated choke point on 128th Street to get help — thanks to buses

Driving along 128th Street over I-5 in south Everett during the afternoon can be a slow-moving nightmare. On a recent Tuesday, it took Patricia Prentice… Continue reading

Expect a challenging summer travel season on the roads

Related: Where to celebrate Memorial Day in Snohomish County Memorial Day weekend marks the start of the summer travel season, and this year could be… Continue reading

Railroad work to close a lane of U.S. 2 near Gold Bar

A single lane in either direction of U.S. 2 between Reiter Road and Fir Road is scheduled to be closed from 8… Continue reading

The Dutch trick for drivers that can keep a cyclist safe

Note: May is National Bike Month, and Street Smarts celebrated Bike Everywhere Day on May 19. Some other topics covered in celebration: - Handy for… Continue reading

Celebrating Bike Everywhere Day with kids — we survived

Bike Everywhere Day was Friday. So I decided to brave the sidewalks with my two kids like a good mom who happens to be a… Continue reading

A bicycle is a vehicle — and other laws you need to know

Note: May is National Bike Month, and Street Smarts celebrated Bike Everywhere Day on May 19. Some other topics covered in celebration: - Is a… Continue reading

Expect delays from sign replacement on I-5

Drivers who use southbound I-5 and westbound Highway 526 (the Boeing Freeway) to get to south Everett or Mukilteo should prepare for possible… Continue reading

Is a bicycle helmet required? The surprising answer…

Note: May is National Bike Month, and Street Smarts celebrated Bike Everywhere Day on May 19. Some other topics covered in celebration: - Handy for… Continue reading

When big rigs shouldn’t be in the center lane

The typical rule to “keep right except to pass” is a little trickier when you’re hurtling down the interstate in 80,000 pounds of metal. Still,… Continue reading

Where to celebrate Bike Everywhere Day in Snohomish County

in the form of spinning bicycle spokes. May is National Bike Month. In much of Snohomish County, Cascade Bicycle… Continue reading

Overnight lane closures on I-405 to end by Wednesday morning

Overnight lane closures on I-405 were expected to start Monday and be complete by Wednesday morning as crews re-stripe the express toll lanes… Continue reading

Community Transit starts Paine Field work for rapid bus line

Related: More bus rides coming to Paine Field, UW, downtown Seattle The first phase of construction on Community Transit’s Swift Green Line started last week,… Continue reading

Marysville’s Grove Street down to one lane for road work

The city started work this week to improve Grove Street between State Avenue and 47th Avenue NE. Traffic will be reduced to one… Continue reading

Paving starts on I-5 through Marysville; Highway 528 in June

Once dry weather is here, Cemex Construction Materials Pacific will start repaving I-5 through Marysville. The work area includes an 8-mile stretch of southbound I-5,… Continue reading

Bumpy ride on Fire Trail Road to get some attention

Street Smarts reader Kenneth Pettingill reached out to Snohomish County Public Works and to us about his concerns for 140th Street NE, also known as… Continue reading

First few days of shoulder lane access show faster commute

A new shoulder lane helped speed the evening commute on I-405 in its first week. Now, drivers hope those quicker travel times become… Continue reading

State launches $39M in local road projects with U.S. 2 paving

Eight miles of well-worn pavement on U.S. 2 between Sultan and Gold Bar will be resurfaced this summer. “It has been about 15 years since… Continue reading

2017 Mukilteo-Clinton summer ferry schedule available

The new 2017 Mukilteo-Clinton summer ferry schedule is now posted. Washington State Ferries is testing the new summer schedule in an effort to… Continue reading

Mukilteo continues public hearing on transportation funding

City leaders will continue a public hearing on proposed transportation funding options at 7 p.m. Monday at City Hall, 11930 Cyrus Way. Mukilteo… Continue reading