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Our region’s best candidate for TIGER transportation funds: Rebuild the Burke-Gilman Trail through UW

The Burke-Gilman Trail moves as many people through the University of Washington campus per hour during rush hour as a lane of freeway at peak performance. And it does so without emitting pollution and with remarkably few injuries. Aside from … Continue reading

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Landslide closes Burke-Gilman Trail in Lake City – UPDATE: Now open

UPDATE: The trail has been reopened. Burke Gilman landslide twitter.com/lamonti/status… — Andrew Wilson (@lamonti) April 21, 2013 A mudslide closed the Burke-Gilman Trail near Lakeside Pl NE Sunday. Crews are not able to get into the area to fix the … Continue reading

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Missing Link goes back for more studies, will likely miss 2012 construction goal

If you were hoping this year would be the last time you find yourself navigating across dangerous train tracks on Ballard roads filled with speeding cars and industrial trucks, I’ve got some bad news for you. The Burke-Gilman Missing Link … Continue reading

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Burke-Gilman Trail will reopen Friday at noon

No number of exclamation marks could accurately express the excitement of this news. The Burke-Gilman Trail will reopen tomorrow at noon after being closed for nearly eight months. Reconstruction of the vital link went significantly over-budget, and completion was delayed … Continue reading

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King County Parks: Burke-Gilman reopening delayed another week

The goal of reopening the Burke-Gilman Trail from Seattle to Log Boom Park has been delayed another week. Originally expected to be open in December, the project was delayed until “late January,” and work significantly exceeded the budget. A small … Continue reading

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Small stretch of Burke-Gilman Trail in Lake Forest Park opens in time for Xmas

King County Parks has a Christmas present for Burke-Gilman Trail users. The eastern-most section of the closed trail is completed and open, connecting Ballinger Way and Log Boom Park. It’s not a complete opening of the delayed and over budget … Continue reading

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Times: Burke-Gilman project way over budget

Not only is the large reconstruction of the Burke-Gilman Trail north of Seattle behind schedule, but costs have almost doubled, the Seattle Times reports. Originally budgeted at $2.7 million, the King County Council approved an additional $2.2 million to complete the … Continue reading

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Burke-Gilman Missing Link goes back to court today – UPDATE

UPDATE: See below for live-tweeting of the day in court by Cascade Bicycle Club. The Missing Link is funded and designed. All it needs is the legal nod and work can begin. But opponents to the project have vowed to … Continue reading

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Transportation planner’s first impressions of the Burke-Gilman

It’s always interesting to hear someone’s first impressions of something that has become an everyday part of your life. Brandon Dalton, a transportation planner and advocate from Salt Lake City, wrote about his recent experience biking on Seattle’s Burke-Gilman Trail, … Continue reading

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Cascade stations will keep you and your bike in shape

Cascade Bicycle Club is setting up stations along the Burke-Gilman, Elliott Bay and I-90 Trails through the end of summer to do little things for people riding bikes. Sometimes they will pump up your tires or grease your chain. Or … Continue reading

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Recently-fixed Burke-Gilman crossing in Frelard widened

A little more width has been added to the recently-fixed railroad crossing on the Burke-Gilman near NW 41st St in Frelard (between Fremont and Ballard). The changed crossing makes two sharp turns in order to cross the tracks at a … Continue reading

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Hearing Examiner approves ‘Missing Link’ completion yet again

The Seattle Hearing Examiner has given the city the go-ahead to complete the Burke-Gilman ‘Missing Link’ in Ballard. This brings the trail one step closer to completion, but the fight may not be over yet. Opponents have 21 days to … Continue reading

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Burke-Gilman section closed Friday for rubber mat fix

A section of the Burke-Gilman Trail will be closed tomorrow while SDOT and the Ballard Terminal Railroad fix the problematic rubber crossing near NW 41st St. Trail users will be detoured onto 6th Ave NW during the work. As we … Continue reading

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Westneat: People injured by Missing Link offer to pay for a fix

In a somewhat new twist on the never-ending Burke-Gilman Missing Link saga, a group of people who were injured crossing the railroad tracks under the Ballard Bridge have offered to pay for what they see as a fix. From Danny … Continue reading

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1% for Art to fund $80,000 project along Burke-Gilman Trail

The city is seeking artists for an $80,000 permanent art project along the Burke-Gilman near View Ridge. The project will be funded by SDOT’s 1% for Art funds. The project will go on the strange split-level section of the trail … Continue reading

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SDOT and Ballard railroad will fix slippery Burke-Gilman crossing

The slippery rubber Burke-Gilman Trail railroad crossing that has made headlines recently is going to be fixed, according to SDOT. Many people, including experienced riders, have reported nasty falls on the crossing. One problem with the crossing near NW 41st … Continue reading

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How was day one of the Burke-Gilman closure? + VIDEO

Well, it’s day two of the Burke-Gilman Trail closure. How is it going so far? How was the detour? Were there open spaces on the bus bike racks? Were there any conflicts between buses and bicyclists in the bus lanes … Continue reading

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Burke-Gilman detour alternatives (that don’t include driving) – UPDATED

Following the release of the official Burke-Gilman Trail detour between Log Boom Park and the Seattle border, even King County said not to take it. The closure is scheduled to start tomorrow (June 15) and will not be open for … Continue reading

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King County releases official Burke-Gilman detour

Just five days before the trail is set to close for the summer, King County has released the officially-approved and signed detour route. It is even longer and more out circuitous than the original detour plan and involves 20 steps … Continue reading

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After wreck, international war crimes investigator vows to make Burke-Gilman crossing safe

Stefanie Frease has been in a lot of dangerous environments around the world, but the one that left her out of commission for several months is right here in Seattle. Many of you who ride regularly probably know it well: … Continue reading

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