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Dad killed while biking to 2nd job, leaves 5 kids orphaned in Philippines

Ronacin Tjhung was working more than 60 hours a week at two jobs to send money back to support his five children in the Philippines. Those children, between 9 and 16, lost their mother in the terrible typhoon Haiyan (also known … Continue reading

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Bike-and-Ride: New bike cage opens at Beacon Hill Station

If you live or work within an easy bike ride of Beacon Hill Station, you no longer need to lock your beloved ride outside all day or night exposed to theft, vandalism and weather. Sound Transit has opened a new … Continue reading

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Beacon Hill trail is a big neighborhood greenway improvement

The Beacon Hill Neighborhood Greenway was one of the city’s first attempts at creating a great community-led neighborhood greenway, and it just got a lot better. This route was already one of my favorite neighborhood greenways in the city, connecting … Continue reading

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Tonight: Help Beacon Hill Safe Streets improve area near the light rail station

Beacon Hill is a growing walkable and bikeable community, but there’s one big safe streets challenge: Beacon Ave. (OK, fine, there are a couple more, too.) Beacon Ave cuts a diagonal across the neighborhood grid, creating many awkward or extra-long … Continue reading

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Hearing Examiner: Cheasty mountain biking and hiking trails need more study

Another Seattle bike trail plan has run into delays from the environmental review process, this time a mountain biking and hiking trail. After years of community outreach, heated debates and evolving designs, the Cheasty Trails and Bike Park cleared vital … Continue reading

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Cheasty Trails and Bike Park finally secures its $100,000 grant

The folks behind the Cheasty Trails and Bike Park project have been working for years to receive city permission and win grants to restore and activate the hilly Cheasty Greenspace between Rainier Valley and Beacon Hill. The idea gained a … Continue reading

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After years of public process, Cheasty Greenspace trails plan gets green light

After a years long, sometimes heated public process, the Seattle Parks Board voted unanimously to move forward with a pilot set of soft surface biking and walking trails in the hilly Cheasty Greenspace natural area between Rainier Vista and Beacon … Continue reading

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North Beacon Hill getting much-needed safety upgrades, new trail connection

Work is set to begin next month on a slate of road safety improvements in North Beacon Hill, mostly focused around Beacon Ave S between 14th Ave S and the Mountains to Sound Trail end point just east of I-5. … Continue reading

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Cheasty Greenspace mountain bike trail clears Council committee vote

A community plan to build sustainable mountain bike and hiking trails in Cheasty Greenspace has barely cleared a key City Council committee vote, bringing it one step closer to winning the Neighborhood Matching Funds it needs to become reality, Publicola … Continue reading

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Mountain biking in an urban forest? Cheasty MTB Park public meeting Tuesday

Tuesday is shaping up to be quite a packed bike meeting day. The Safe Roads Awareness Week kickoff walk is in the afternoon, then an open house for the second Ballard neighborhood greenway is in the evening. But if mountain … Continue reading

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A bike tour of the now-open Beacon Hill Neighborhood Greenway

Two years in the making, the Seattle Department of Transportation completed the Beacon Hill Neighborhood Greenway this month and officially opened the route for business and bicycling. Proposed by the neighborhood group Beacon BIKES (“Better Infrastructure Keeping Everyone Safer”), the … Continue reading

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So many bike meetings tonight: Beacon Hill, 23rd Ave greenway, Bike Advisory Board

I can only assume there was some kind of calendar mix-up, because there are at least three important bike-related meetings at the same time this evening. We have written previously about the 23rd Ave Corridor Neighborhood Greenway meeting (5:30–7:30 p.m. … Continue reading

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Parks Board will consider bikes-in-parks policy change, hear about neighborhood greenways

Volunteers with a dream of doing environmental rehab work and building a mountain bike park in Cheasty Greenspace will get the chance to earn the support of the Board of Park Commissioners. The meeting is 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the … Continue reading

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Bike Master Plan Draft 2: Sodo, Beacon Hill and Southeast Seattle

The last day to comment on the second draft of the Bicycle Master Plan is Friday. Email your comments to bmpupdate@seattle.gov. Southeast Seattle During review of the first draft of the Bike Master Plan, we said this: While changes to … Continue reading

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Cheasty Trail and Bike Park project boosters call for support at levy meeting

There have been a lot of ups and downs in the past year for the Cheasty Greenspace Trails & Bike Park project (AKA Beacon Bike Park). With plans to mobilize huge numbers of volunteers to restore a section of Cheasty … Continue reading

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With greenway work (slowly) coming together, Beacon BIKES kicks off spring action

As the city works to very slowly piece together the elements of Beacon Hill’s first neighborhood greenway stretching from the I-90 Trail to Georgetown, Beacon BIKES is holding it’s first meeting of the year to talk about waling and biking … Continue reading

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Bike Master Plan: NE and SE Seattle

This is the fifth post in a series analyzing Seattle’s draft Bicycle Master Plan update. The deadline to comment on the draft map is today (January 31). This post will focus on the Northeast and Southeast neighborhoods. Northeast Seattle Northeast Seattle, … Continue reading

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Mayor announces 3 Safe Routes to School projects as part of 2013-14 budget

Mayor McGinn announced three significant Safe Routes to School projects during a press event Wednesday as part of his ongoing 2013-14 city budget proposal roll-out. In doing so, he also stressed the importance not only of road safety, but the … Continue reading

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Bike Rack News: Beacon Hill grocery gets corral + Sportworks profiled + Biz owner still waiting

There’s lots of bike parking news floating around Seattle this week. Here’s a look at some of the happenings around town: Beacon Hill Red Apple creates bike corral in prime parking spot I first heard of Beacon BIKES’ mission to … Continue reading

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Tuesday: Can’t Fool the Youth freestyle demo and film screening on Beacon Hill

Zlog, a Seattle fixed gear culture blog and event promoter, and Namsayin are hosting a freestyle demo and screening of Can’t Fool the Youth freestyle videos today (Tuesday) on Beacon Hill. Details from Zlog: Although it is a little short … Continue reading

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