Stoney Bird

Citizen Journalist • Member since Mar 15, 2012

Stoney Bird has been car-free for the last 20 years. It’s a good way to save money, stay healthy, and have fun when you are going around town. He served for many years as a corporate lawyer. More recently he has been involved in local environmental, transportation and social justice issues.

Articles by Stoney Bird

Bellingham Transportation Fund: Time to Renew

By Stoney BirdOn Oct 23, 2020

The last item on your ballot may be one of the most important for our daily lives in Bellingham. It’s the renewal of the Bellingham Transportation Fund: Proposition 2020-14. [...]

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 [...]

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Recent comments

"Excellent point, Jon. I’ll try to keep a Dig Once Policy at the forefront in future things that I write. May the City do likewise when planning and carrying [...]

Oct 25, 2020 on
Bellingham Transportation Fund: Time to Renew

"Well done, Human Rights Task Force!

Jul 27, 2020 on
Racial Listening Sessions...or Tone Deaf?

"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