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Don’t stop the Broadway streetcar and bikeway now

Today, the First Hill Streetcar and Broadway Bikeway end unceremoniously at Denny Way just before reaching the North Broadway business district. People biking are forced to choose between merging into mixed traffic on the busy commercial street, trying to navigate … Continue reading

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Most Broadway Bikeway ‘smurf turds’ replaced with standard posts

After years of damage from parallel parkers and taggers, the blue sculptures that lined the Broadway Bikeway in Capitol Hill have been removed, Capitol Hill Seattle reports. They will remain in place on First Hill, at least for now. I, … Continue reading

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Nearly two years later, Broadway Bikeway finally open at north end

For the first time, the entire length of the Broadway Bikeway’s first phase is now open. Since it opened officially exactly two years ago, the north end of the project has been a bike route dead end due to construction … Continue reading

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A block-by-block look at the planned Broadway Bikeway extension + Let’s connect to 520

As construction on Capitol Hill Station enters its final phases, the long closure at the north end of the Broadway Bikeway may finally open up in the next month. But the true glory of the bikeway won’t be realized until … Continue reading

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The Green Lane Project loves the Broadway Bikeway (but illegal turns a problem)

You’ve already seen our thoughts on the Broadway Bikeway, but the lanes caught the eye of Michael Andersen at the national Green Lane Project due to the lengths the city went to work around the street’s many turning conflicts. His … Continue reading

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CHS: Broadway Bikeway ridership on the rise despite north end closure

Biking on Broadway with the new two-way protected bike lane is night-and-day compared to the previous road design, which required people on bikes to mix with busy traffic on one of the city’s busiest commercial streets. But use has been … Continue reading

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Plans to extend Broadway Bikeway moving forward, open house Tuesday

The biggest complaint I hear about the city’s new protected bike lanes on Broadway is the most obvious one: They end abruptly at Denny Way just south of the northern Brodaway commercial area. Well, the city is still moving forward … Continue reading

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CHS: Person struck trying to access Broadway Bikeway in construction zone

When the northernmost block of the Broadway Bikeway was closed suddenly in January to accommodate Capitol Hill Station construction, many people voiced concerns that the changes were dangerous and confusing for people on bikes. Sound Transit responded by adding more … Continue reading

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Broadway is the new face of complete streets in Seattle (VIDEO)

The city of Seattle opened the first section of the Broadway Bikeway this week, showcasing how protected bike lanes can work on even the most active streets in the city. Broadway connects from Yesler Terrace and First Hill into the … Continue reading

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A look at plans for the Broadway streetcar extension + The case for a 10th Ave cycle track

The most popular road design option for the Broadway extension of the First Hill Streetcar includes an extension of the planned two-way protected bike lane (cycle track) all the way to Aloha, according to SDOT. If constructed, there would be … Continue reading

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Broadway streetcar extention will include cycle track, open house Dec 13

With funding for the planning phase of the First Hill Streetcar secured, the city is holding a Broadway Extension open house to discuss what such an extension could look like for the neighborhood. The meeting will be 4–6 p.m. December … Continue reading

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Seattle Crime: Police catch thief stripping parts from bike on Broadway

Seattle Crime reports that officers caught a man who was stripping parts off a locked bike in front of the post office at Broadway and Denny on Capitol Hill. Officers apparently watched the man for several minutes as he struggled … Continue reading

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Planners present more details for Broadway Bikeway

Planners presented more specifics about the proposed Broadway cycle track, which has now been dubbed the “Broadway Bikeway.” The project is part of the First Hill Streetcar, which will connect Pioneer Square and King Street Station to the under-construction Capitol … Continue reading

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Bikes and streetcars should be friends

The idea of a new streetcar line is exciting and nerve-racking at the same time. Streetcars are cool. They encourage dense development. They encourage more people to get out of their cars and enjoy a walking and transit lifestyle. These … Continue reading

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First Hill Streetcar Update: Cycle track would pay for itself

The First Hill Streetcar planners briefed the City Council Friday on updates to the project plans, including a couple details about the proposed cycle track. Aside from the pretty image above, there were a couple details of interest.

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After a year, a look at the Broadway cycle track (no, not our Broadway)

After the cycle track plans for Dexter were scrapped, Seattle’s cycle track future rests, for now, on Broadway. Here’s a video of the Broadway concept: Today, Bike Portland takes a look at their year-old cycle track on their Broadway. Initial … Continue reading

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Cycle Tracks and Seattle, Part 2: Look, the Canucks can do it, too!

This video demonstrating the two-way cycle track on Dunsmuir in Vancouver has come up often lately. In many ways, it is similar to the cycle track proposed for Broadway (and perhaps Yesler) to coincide with the installation of the First … Continue reading

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Cycle Tracks and Seattle, Part 1: But the Danes can do it!

The Green Wave in Copenhagen from Copenhagenize on Vimeo. After attending the Great City brown bag this afternoon, I decided Seattle bikers need to take a closer look at cycle tracks and work to better define what we need and … Continue reading

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Why we need to be cautious when installing new trolley tracks

I was poking around on Bike Wise and noticed that the reported crashes seem to line the South Lake Union Streetcar tracks with blue bubbles indicating a “solo” collision. They are mostly people’s wheels getting stuck in the tracks and … Continue reading

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First Hill Streetcar plans have some bike lanes on Jackson, lots of sharrows

SDOT held an open house in the International District today to show plans for the Jackson corridor of the First Hill Streetcar. Plans include some sections with bike lanes and lots with sharrows.

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