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Trail Alert: Year-long County wastewater project could create some Elliott Bay Trail delays

King County is beginning work this week on a delayed waterwater regulator project in Myrtle Edwards Park that could disrupt the Elliott Bay Trail. The project worksite entrance is at the south entrance to the trail near the Sculpture Garden, … Continue reading

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City now requires 72 hours notice for bike lane or neighborhood greenway closures

In an obvious handout to the lucrative “notice of bike lane closure” sign-making industry, Seattle now requires 72 hours of advance notice before closing a bike lane or neighborhood greenway for construction. This is obviously not a complete solution to … Continue reading

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Long overdue sidewalk closure rules now in place, city will work on bike lane rules next

If you are building something in Seattle and need to close the sidewalk, you can no longer simply send people walking out into the street. That’s according to new rules outlined by SDOT (PDF), which we wrote about previously. During … Continue reading

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Weeks-long U Bridge bike lane closure starts Monday

The roof on the east tower of the University Bridge is leaking. There’s also a water pipe that needs replacing. And, unfortunately, the city needs to close the northbound bike lane in order to make these repairs. Work is scheduled … Continue reading

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‘Sidewalk Closed’ must be a last resort for construction, proposed city rule says

They are two of the worst words you encounter every day in the city: “Sidewalk Closed.” You face a conundrum. Do I wait for the walk signal, cross the street, walk a block, wait for another walk signal, then cross … Continue reading

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City and contractor rethinking sudden 2nd Ave bike lane closure

The moment fences went up blocking the 2nd Ave protected bike lane just south of Pike Street, I started getting tweets and emails from baffled people who, rather than having a protected bike lane were detoured mid-block into the general … Continue reading

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Trail Alert: Expect Burke-Gilman Trail detour near Shilshole Marina

The city is building a new high quality crosswalk between the Burke-Gilman Trail and Shilshole Marina, so expect delays and a detour for the next couple weeks if you’re heading out toward Golden Gardens. Details from SDOT: Beginning as soon … Continue reading

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Alert: Dexter will be closed near Mercer all day Saturday and weekday nights

If you plan on biking on Dexter Saturday, give yourself some extra time and be ready for a detour. Workers will completely close Dexter between Aloha and Mercer starting 6 a.m. Saturday and lasting until 6 a.m. Sunday. The street … Continue reading

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Work to finally widen W Seattle trail connection to Delridge starts Monday

The city is ready to start construction on a much-needed trail connection improvement between the Delridge neighborhood and the trail hub under the West Seattle Bridge. Today, people biking or walking from the bridge to Delridge are spit out onto … Continue reading

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City wants you to report construction zone hazards

Save this email address: SDOTConstructionHub@Seattle.gov The city’s Access Seattle program wants you to email whenever you encounter a construction zone that you find hazardous. No walking path? No way to safely cross the street to access an open walkway? Signs … Continue reading

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Construction Updates: U Village Burke work underway + Dexter bus stop, 9th Ave N bus lane, South Park trail

Below is a look at some of the work going on around town folks on bikes should be aware of. City starts work on Burke-Gilman improvements near U Village We already told you about the city’s planned crossing and access … Continue reading

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City Light project closes Burke-Gilman under U Bridge

An ongoing Seattle City Light project has moved to its next phase, closing a section of the Burke-Gilman Trail passing underneath the University Bridge and stretching from Adams Ln on UW campus to the crazy intersection of NE 40th/NE 40th/NE … Continue reading

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Dexter closed Wednesday night, will reopen in morning with different detour

It’s probably best to just avoid the city center’s busiest bike street tonight. Both the Mercer and Alaskan Way Viaduct Projects will be closing parts of Dexter Ave in South Lake Union starting 7 p.m. Wednesday evening and ending 6 a.m. … Continue reading

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Sidewalks should never be ‘closed’ for construction projects

Everyone who spends any time walking around Seattle knows what it’s like. You’re walking down the sidewalk when you see the familiar dreaded sign in front of one of the many construction projects around town: Sidewalk Closed. You look for … Continue reading

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Salomon: Safety changes need to be part of Roosevelt repaving project

EDITOR’S NOTE: Andres Salomon is an active member of NE Seattle Greenways who bikes his kid around town and cares deeply about road safety. We have been talking a lot about how protected bike lanes and walking safety could be … Continue reading

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Small Burke-Gilman work zone in Lake Forest Park this week

To get the McAleer Creek bridge ready for fall rains, King County Park will need to work on the Burke-Gilman Trail in Lake Forest Park this week. So be ready to dismount and walk through the short work area. Details … Continue reading

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More details on upcoming Fremont Bridge work, sidewalk closures begin Sept 2

The Fremont Bridge is one of the busiest bike routes in the city with about 5,000 bike trips recorded on summer weekdays. But using the bridge can be uncomfortable for people walking and biking because the bridge’s sidewalks are too … Continue reading

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City bans dangerous right turns across Dexter bike lane at Mercer

Ever since Broad Street closed for good and Mercer changed from one-way to two-way, people biking southbound on Dexter Ave have faced a new danger: Cars making right turns in front of them to access westbound Mercer. But the city … Continue reading

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Northbound bike lane on Dexter will be closed 8 days starting Monday

Just in from WSDOT: The state will close the northbound bike lane on Dexter at Harrison Street for eight days starting Monday morning. The crunch is so the state can relocate utilities for the Highway 99 tunnel (that may or … Continue reading

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I-90 ‘carpocalypse’ largely avoided on first morning commute

It’s becoming a pattern. Every time a major freeway work project closes all or most the lanes, a media firestorm compares the upcoming commute to the end of the world. All but one westbound lane on I-90 is closed as … Continue reading

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