Morning Fizz

City Council Fundraising and Rainier Valley Gentrifying

Caffeinated news featuring the latest candidate fundraising and angry emails to SDOT

06/11/2015 By Josh Feit

The C is for Crank

Joel Connelly Is Bad at Math

Joel Connelly loves spending extra money to drive to Bellevue. Image via WSDOT.

08/20/2012 By Erica C. Barnett


Road Diet on Nickerson Reduced Speeds, Collisions

A new study shows, once again, that road diets---in this case, the rechannelization of Nickerson St. to add bike lanes and a turning lane---work to slow traffic without reducing the number of cars that can use a road.

03/01/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

On Other Blogs

Walking In Seattle: Could Road Diets Have Saved these 28 Pedestrians?

Walking in Seattle: 28 pedestrians died between 2001 and 2009 on roads that would, under the city's criteria, be eligible for road diets.

02/14/2012 By Erica C. Barnett

The C is for Crank

Fact: Road Diets Work.

Road diets work, SDOT's latest data demonstrate. Image by West Seattle Blog.

10/21/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

On Other Blogs

Seattle Bike Blog: Weekly Misses the Point of Road Diets

Seattle Bike Blog eviscerates a silly argument by Seattle Weekly against bike lanes. Photo via Seattle Bike Blog.

08/24/2011 By Erica C. Barnett


Morning Jolt: Bikes and Transit

The day's winners and losers.

07/11/2011 By Afternoon Jolt


Photo of the Day

NE 125th St.: A picture tells a thousand words.

04/19/2011 By Afternoon Jolt


Health Department Director Supports Lake City Road Diet

The head of King County's public health department weighs in on a proposed "road diet" in Lake City.

04/19/2011 By Erica C. Barnett


125th St. Opponents Go Into Stall Mode

The proposed 125th St rechannelization project has been controversial from the get go. Opponents of the project have been collecting signatures on a letter to the Mayor demanding more analysis and it appears to be as much an attempt to stall as anything e

09/15/2010 By Josh Cohen


City Ditches Admiral Way Road Diet, Citing Traffic Concerns

The city has ditched plans to put Admiral Way, in West Seattle, on a "road diet."

09/10/2010 By Erica C. Barnett


Car Capacity Is Not Sacred

There can be no meaningful progress on alternative transportation until we stop acting as if car capacity is sacred. The time to starting breaking the vicious cycle is now. Yep. Bertolet, AKA HugeassCity, is back.

09/01/2010 By Dan Bertolet

City Hall

What's So Controversial About Safety?

Want the facts on the proposed "road diet" on NE 125th? Walk the street and you'll quickly understand why it's a badly needed safety improvement.

08/30/2010 By Renee Staton

City Hall

Another Times Columnist Gets it Wrong on Bike Lanes

Seattle Times columnist Joni Balter gets the basics wrong in a fear-mongering screed against funding bike lanes.

08/26/2010 By Erica C. Barnett

PubliCola Adds Life

BikeNerd on KUOW

PubliCola's BikeNerd, Josh Cohen, talks about the Lake City road diet on KUOW.

08/25/2010 By Erica C. Barnett

Morning Fizz

They Need to be Controlled

Wednesday Fizz: McGinn's surprise guest list; KUOW's one-sided guest list; the state's lacking environmental regulations; and a shipment of Coke.

08/25/2010 By Morning Fizz

City Hall

Times Columnist Ignores the Facts on Road Diets

The Seattle Times' Nicole Brodeur gets the facts wrong on road diets. Yes, all of them.

08/17/2010 By Erica C. Barnett


Nickerson Construction Begins, Bike-Vs-Car Debate Returns

KING-5's report on the Nickerson St. road diet construction paints it as a broad and shallow bikes-vs-cars issue. BikeNerd explains why that view is an impediment to progress.

07/26/2010 By Josh Cohen


Admiral Way Bike Lanes Draw Support and Scorn

SDOT held an open house in West Seattle last night to present their proposals to remove a car lane and add in bike and pedestrian infrastructure on SW Admiral Way drawing heat from frightened residents.

07/14/2010 By Josh Cohen


SDOT Proposes Maple Leaf Bike Lanes, Parking Removal

BikeNerd's starting to sound like a broken record—in a good way. The city proposes another road diet, this one for Roosevelt Way NE.

07/09/2010 By Josh Cohen