traffic http://kuow.org en Seattle To Let Pedestrians Walk More Slowly http://kuow.org/post/seattle-let-pedestrians-walk-more-slowly <p>The city of Seattle is re-timing traffic signals throughout the city to make crosswalks safer for all pedestrians.</p><p>A study conducted by a group of graduate students at the University of Washington School of Public Health in 2013 found that traffic signals in Rainier Valley force pedestrians to cross faster than signals on Market Street in the wealthier and whiter neighborhood of Ballard. Fri, 21 Mar 2014 16:18:56 +0000 John Ryan 30977 at http://kuow.org Seattle To Let Pedestrians Walk More Slowly Rules Of The Road http://kuow.org/post/rules-road-0 <p>Do pedestrians <em>always&nbsp;</em>have the right of way? Really? Always? Is it illegal to pass a city bus on the right? What is the speed limit in a neighborhood if no signs are posted? Ross Reynolds sits down with former Seattle traffic officer John Abraham to take listener questions about the rules of the road.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 16:46:02 +0000 the conversation with ross reynolds 18558 at http://kuow.org Rules Of The Road I-90 Bridge Closures For Seafair Start Friday http://kuow.org/post/i-90-bridge-closures-seafair-start-friday <p></p><p>Seafair will feature an air show over Lake Washington this weekend. FAA rules require the Interstate 90 floating bridge to close during the Patriots Jet Team practices and shows. Fri, 02 Aug 2013 15:57:50 +0000 Rob Wood 17863 at http://kuow.org I-90 Bridge Closures For Seafair Start Friday I-405 And SR-520 Closed This Weekend http://kuow.org/post/i-405-and-sr-520-closed-weekend <p>State Route 520 and northbound I-405 will be closed this weekend for inspection and repairs. Both directions of SR-520 will be closed between Montlake Boulevard and I-405 from 11:00 p.m. Friday through 5:00 a.m. Monday.</p><p>Northbound I-405 from S.E. 8th Street to SR-520 from 10:00 p.m. Friday to 4:00 a.m. Monday. The I-90 ramps to northbound I-405 will also be closed.</p> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 18:27:04 +0000 Lisa Brooks & Grace Drone 16414 at http://kuow.org I-405 And SR-520 Closed This Weekend School Speed Zone Cameras Net Big Returns For Seattle http://kuow.org/post/school-speed-zone-cameras-net-big-returns-seattle <p>Seattle drivers: Get ready to tap the brakes around more school zones. The city plans to install speed cameras at five more schools after early results indicate that the enforcement devices – and resulting $189 traffic tickets – are motivating drivers to slow down.</p><p>In December, the city rolled out the enforcement cameras at four schools. In those school zones, the cameras snap a photo of any vehicles that exceed the 20-mile-per-hour limit. Then the driver later gets a citation in the mail.</p> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 00:32:43 +0000 Liz Jones 14758 at http://kuow.org School Speed Zone Cameras Net Big Returns For Seattle The West Side Of The Mercer Mess Ramps Up http://kuow.org/post/west-side-mercer-mess-ramps <p>Driving around Seattle this weekend will be trickier than normal. The Seattle Department Of Transportation plans to close parts of Aurora and Mercer Street around South Lake Union as part of the effort to convert Mercer into a two-way street. The city's now focusing on the Mercer West project, the section of Mercer between Dexter Avenue and West Fifth Avenue. Fri, 17 May 2013 20:20:03 +0000 Derek Wang 13296 at http://kuow.org The West Side Of The Mercer Mess Ramps Up Bike To Work Day Is Friday, Drive Carefully http://kuow.org/post/bike-work-day-friday-drive-carefully <p>National Bike to Work Day is May 17. That means lots more cyclists on the roads. Washington drivers should be even more careful, not only for safety reasons, but also because of a recent change to Washington state law.</p><p> Thu, 16 May 2013 22:05:18 +0000 Derek Wang 13229 at http://kuow.org Bike To Work Day Is Friday, Drive Carefully Ask The Traffic Cop: Officer John Abraham http://kuow.org/post/ask-traffic-cop-officer-john-abraham <p>Are you ever driving down the street, see something happen in traffic and wonder, is that allowed? Ross Reynolds sits down with KUOW's favorite traffic cop, Officer John Abraham, and talks about the rules of the road. From four-way stops to tailgating, pedestrian rule breakers and aggressive bus drivers, <em>The Conversation</em> is on the road to getting your traffic questions answered.</p><p> Tue, 09 Apr 2013 19:10:14 +0000 The Conversation With Ross Reynolds 11090 at http://kuow.org Ask The Traffic Cop: Officer John Abraham That Man On The Bus Is Saving You Money http://kuow.org/post/man-bus-saving-you-money <p></p><p>The Texas Transportation Institute released its annual urban mobility report, which measures the amount of time spent in traffic for commuters and the role of public transportation in reducing congestion in major cities. &nbsp;Ross Reynolds talks with&nbsp;transportation and urban policy blogger and University of Washington research scientist,&nbsp;Shane Phillips, about his analysis of the data. Fri, 15 Feb 2013 19:21:07 +0000 producer 8297 at http://kuow.org That Man On The Bus Is Saving You Money Officer Abraham On The New Rules Of The Road For Marijuana Use http://kuow.org/post/officer-abraham-new-rules-road-marijuana-use <p></p><p>What are the new rules of the road for marijuana use now that it’s legal here in Washington state?&nbsp; Seattle Traffic Officer John Abraham talks it over with KUOW’s Ross Reynolds. Fri, 18 Jan 2013 16:00:00 +0000 Ross Reynolds 6698 at http://kuow.org Officer Abraham On The New Rules Of The Road For Marijuana Use