Transportation

Why Seattle is lowering speed limits to 25 mph

(📷: SounderBruce/Flickr) It’s time to slow your roll, Seattle. Mayor Jenny Durkan announced Tuesday that the city will lower the speed limit to 25 mph on all arterials. Arterials include busy multi-lane roadways with a dividing line. Non-arterials already have a speed limit of 20 mph. Durkan made her announcement at a senior center on Rainier Avenue South, a street that’s known as an especially dangerous […]

/ December 12, 2019


Take a summer bike ride through Seattle

(📸: Gene Bisbee/Flickr) Let’s roll, Seattle. Sure, we live in a hilly city, and our eight-plus months of gloomy weather aren’t always great for cycling. But now is the perfect time for a summer bike ride through Seattle. Don’t have a bike? Several local shops offer daily rentals, or you can always track down the […]

/ August 22, 2019


Troy Heerwagen Wants to Help Fix Seattle’s Worst Intersections

Seattle has some pretty bad intersections. But we also have a pretty awesome guy who decided to do something about it.

/ February 12, 2019


Bonnie Robinson Delivers Bus Service With a Smile

If you regularly make the commute from the Eastside, you might be lucky enough to know Bonnie Robinson, one of the friendliest bus drivers in King County. As a Metro operator, she knows we all have a tough time now and then; Bonnie just wants to make sure yours isn’t on the bus. But don’t […]

/ January 25, 2019


Can you pay for another Seattle bus passenger’s fare? It’s complicated

In May, reader Lesa Sullivan was on a RapidRide bus when something caught her eye: a fare enforcement officer talking to a woman about an expired transfer ticket. Although Lesa offered to pay for the woman’s ticket with her ORCA card or cash, the officer refused to let her. What happened?

/ June 6, 2018