Stoney Bird

Citizen Journalist • Member since Mar 15, 2012

Stoney Bird served for many years as a corporate lawyer. More recently he has been involved in local environmental, transportation and social justice issues. He has been car-free for the last 20 years.

Articles by Stoney Bird

Opening Our Streets – A Golden Opportunity

By Stoney BirdOn Jun 06, 2020

Many readers will have noticed that there is a pronounced reduction in car traffic these days. The decrease seems actually to be an international phenomenon. With fewer cars, streets around [...]

Ranked-Choice Voting supported by Bellingham City Council

By Stoney BirdOn Mar 04, 2020

These days, you’ll find ranked-choice voting (RCV) popping up all over. Only last November, New York City voters adopted ranked-choice voting by a margin of 73% for and 27% against. Another [...]

Community Rights Movement Rising

By Stoney BirdOn Jan 28, 2017

Stoney Bird guest writes. In 2012, an initiative campaign for a Community Bill of Rights in Bellingham was part of a nationwide movement for local communities to reassert their rights, their [...]

Recent comments

"All good stuff, James.

Jun 16, 2020 on
Opening Our Streets – A Golden Opportunity

"More on what cities around the world are doing to encourage bicycles in the COVID era. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/12/business/paris-bicycles-commute-coronavirus.html?referringSource=articleShare  

Jun 14, 2020 on
Opening Our Streets – A Golden Opportunity

"Thanks for your comment, Nicholas. There is actually a group in town working on these things. You can contact them through Walk-Bike-Bus Bellingham on Facebook.

Jun 14, 2020 on
Opening Our Streets – A Golden Opportunity

"My goodness, Mr. Lau, I can’t find the connection between what I wrote and your comment. Ranked-choice voting isn’t about “one Party” consolidating power. It’s about all [...]

Mar 08, 2020 on
Ranked-Choice Voting supported by Bellingham City Council

"Diane, I’m glad you brought up the Pierce County case. Here are some thoughts: 1. Ranked-choice voting is really simple. All the election software vendors now have it as a [...]

Mar 05, 2020 on
Ranked-Choice Voting supported by Bellingham City Council