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August 28, 2014 at 5:48 PM

Second bike-pedestrian bridge coming to Overlake

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…

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July 18, 2014 at 2:25 PM

Vehicle hits 4 pedestrians in downtown Olympia

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…

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October 15, 2013 at 8:49 PM

UPDATE: 2 pedestrians ‘stable’ after being hit by vehicle in Lower Queen Anne

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…

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December 1, 2011 at 3:49 PM

Downtown canvassers have to be nice

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…

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