Redmond and Sound Transit announced they’ve figured out how to pay for another bike-pedestrian bridge over Highway 520, connecting residents and workers to the future Overlake Village light-rail station. It should reduce walking distances by as much as a mile, thus making rail transit more popular, said Mayor John Marchione. The $20 million project will be city-funded, but…More
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The Associated Press OLYMPIA — Four pedestrians were hit by a vehicle Friday afternoon as they crossed a street in downtown Olympia. The Olympian reports an older couple and two elementary-school age children were struck in the crosswalk on Capitol Way South. Dylan McCarthy witnessed the incident while he waited in his car at the crosswalk. He told…More
UPDATE: 8:45 a.m. Seattle police say that a mini van driver who struck and injured two pedestrians in Lower Queen Anne last night was not under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Police spokesman Mark Jamieson said in a news relese that department drug recognition experts evaluated the driver after the 7:40 p.m. crash. The…More
A gunman fired several shots at two pedestrians in South Seattle last night, wounding one of the men in the arm. Officers responded just after 10 p.m. to a report of a shooting near 42nd Avenue South and South Thistle Street. Detective Mark Jamieson said officers found the injured man, 23, and his friend, 25, who…More
Seattle City Councilmember Tom Rasmussen says aggressive solicitors in downtown Seattle are having a negative effect on shoppers and visitors. Thursday he announced a Code of Conduct agreed upon by four major Seattle canvassing companies in cooperation with downtown business groups. Under the new voluntary rules, solicitors can’t block traffic or pedestrians. They can’t walk backwards…More