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King County Council approves the Eastside Trail Master Plan 9-0

The King County Council approved a master plan for a trail along the Eastside Rail Corridor Monday by a unanimous vote of 9–0. The vote is a key step towards creating the region’s most significant new trail since the Burke-Gilman … Continue reading

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$10M committed to rehab historic trestle. Can the Eastside Trail open by 2020?

King County Executive Dow Constantine and Governor Jay Inslee shared the podium Tuesday to announce $10 million dollars in funding commitments from local, regional, state and private partners to rehab the most difficult and stunning parts of the planned Eastside … Continue reading

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Man biking in Bellevue catches his own scary hit and run on video

Dan Scarf was in a pretty “mundane” part of his bike commute home to his wife and three kids on a street marked for 25 mph and calmed with speed humps when someone driving a black Ford F150 struck him … Continue reading

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Woman biking critically injured in Bellevue collision, person driving flees

Someone driving an unknown vehicle struck a woman biking in Bellevue this morning, critically injuring her. The suspect left the woman in critical condition on the side of the road and fled the scene without even calling for help. The … Continue reading

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Bellevue needs feedback on ambitious ‘rapid implementation’ bike plan

Bellevue is developing a bold plan to build 57 miles of bike routes in the next five years, including 23 miles of protected bike lanes, 13 miles of painted bike lanes and two miles of off-street trail. If this plan … Continue reading

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Eastside Trail takes big step forward, comments on draft plan due March 31

The Eastside Trail made a big step closer to reality this week when King County released its draft Master Plan and Environmental Impact Statement. These plans now head into public outreach, setting the trail up for a summer preferred alignment … Continue reading

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The Bellevue section of the Eastside Trail is going to be unreal

UPDATE: Shortly after posting, Cascade Bicycle Club announced the formation of the Eastside Greenway Alliance, a group of seven organizations that will “will dedicate time and resources to move forward with the goal of a multi-use corridor that will provide … Continue reading

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Celebrate the Eastside Trail with rail spike removal Friday, summit Saturday

It’s very difficult to overstate how huge an impact the Eastside Trail will have on regional bikeability and livability. Traveling through or very near city centers, neighborhoods and employment centers in Woodinville, Kirkland, Bellevue and Renton the trail itself will … Continue reading

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Bellevue endorses Vision Zero

The Bellevue City Council unanimously endorsed Vision Zero Monday, setting a goal of zero deaths and serious injuries on Bellevue streets by 2030. In fact, there was very little discussion or debate about the resolution (PDF), which sailed right through. … Continue reading

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A closer look at the Eastside Trail plans + Give feedback online

A bikeable and walkable Eastside Trail can’t come soon enough. The rails-to-trails potential for the mostly-defunct Eastside Rail Corridor is immense for growing communities east of Lake Washington. Connecting homes to jobs and new regional trail connections across and along … Continue reading

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Two people crash their cars in Bellevue, kill toddler in stroller on sidewalk

A person driving a Dodge Durango SUV t-boned someone driving a Nissan Sentra this morning in Bellevue. The collision sent the Sentra onto the sidewalk where it struck three people, including a mother pushing her 28-month baby girl in a … Continue reading

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Vision Zero Bellevue? The Eastside city is crafting a plan + Take this wikimap survey

Bellevue is trying to identify and prioritize biking and walking safety needs, and they are reaching out for your help. The Pedestrian & Bicycle Implementation Initiative (“PBII”) has launched a wikimap survey, which lets you go pretty in-depth in reporting … Continue reading

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League names 4 new bike-friendly communities in WA

The League of American Bicyclists have named four new Bicycle Friendly Communities in Washington State: Bellevue, Ellensburg, Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe and Port Angeles/Clallam County. Tacoma keeps its bronze rating. Ellensburg (PDF) skips right over bronze and enters the listings at … Continue reading

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Bellevue Police: It’s perfectly legal to crash a car into a home and crush a crib holding a sleeping baby

This is a public safety announcement from the Bellevue Police Department: Reinforce your baby’s room, because there is no law against someone crashing their car into your home and smashing into your baby’s crib. We are at car vs building … Continue reading

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Seahawks’ Michael Bennett launches charity foundation with bike ride

Michael Bennett’s bike ride seen ’round the world (or at least the United States) sparked t-shirts, Internet memes and became a symbol for winning a seemingly impossible game after the Seahawks’ remarkable comeback win in the NFC Championship game. The … Continue reading

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Bellevue installs its first bike counters + First look at the data

The City of Bellevue and WSDOT have installed the city’s first ever electronic bike counters to track hour-by-hour usage of the I-90 and 520 Trails. As we’ve seen with Seattle’s counters (the oldest being the Fremont Bridge counter), having daily … Continue reading

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How you can get a taste of the future 520 Trail connecting the Eastside and Seattle

The 520 highway expansion project is a $4.47 billion investment mostly focused on car travel. The planned connections into Seattle remain unfunded by at least $1.6 billion, and the state’s Seattle designs still present a lot of walking and biking safety … Continue reading

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Bellevue approves trail funding + Open house for 116th Ave NE safety changes

The City of Bellevue is planning safety changes to the design of 116th Ave NE, including new bike lanes to help link the 520 Trail to the NE 12th Street crossing of I-405 into central Bellevue. You can throw in … Continue reading

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Recent traffic violence: Man killed walking to work downtown, Puyallup pastor injured biking to help homeless + more

The crisis of traffic violence in our region continues to maim and kill our neighbors, coworkers and loved ones. Here’s a quick and sadly far-from-complete look at some recent tragedies. Sadly, every victim in this post is over the age … Continue reading

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Bellevue plans bike lanes on 116th Ave NE

Noting that traffic levels are not high enough to need two northbound lanes, the City of Bellevue has proposed bike lanes on a segment of 116th Ave NE between NE 12th St and Northup Way. This project would help improve … Continue reading

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