NHL Seattle betting big on the Monorail

In case you’ve been wondering what former Council member Rob Johnson has been up to in his new gig with NHL Seattle, today you get your answer. Seattle’s new NHL franchise (which is still unnamed) will be making a huge bet on the Monorail as a connection to the Seattle-area mass transit system, and that will involve some important upgrades to the stations on both end. Source: NHL Seattle

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New report presents clearer picture on e-scooter safety issues

Last May, I wrote an article discussing the safety of e-scooters, as Seattle was beginning to discuss a scooter-share program modeled after its existing bike-share program, and as other cities agressively rolled out scooter share. My conclusion was that there simply was not enough data to draw a definitive answer on e-scooter safety, though the early results presented reasons to be concerned. Now, as Seattle is well on its way to rolling out scooter-share later this spring, a new report on scooter injuries nationwide in 2018 brings us a bigger data set — and fresh reasons to be concerned.

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