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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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Video shows McCloud riding between streetcar tracks before fatal crash

Surveillance video of the moments before Desiree McCloud’s fatal crash in May answers a major question about the incident that took her life: She did cross the First Hill Streetcar tracks around the time she crashed. A screenshot from the … Continue reading

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Memorial walk for Desiree McCloud highlights her life, puts streetcar lines under scrutiny

What does a city say to a grieving family when they ask, What value is there in a streetcar if the tracks injure or even kill people? Seattle officials did not have any adequate answers to this question during a … Continue reading

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Memorial walk for Desiree McCloud tonight on Yesler Way

Family, friends and neighbors working for safer streets will hold a memorial walk for Desiree McCloud today (Monday) on E Yesler Way. The walk starts 6 p.m. at Bailey Gatzert Elementary. The group will cross the street to the ghost … Continue reading

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Desiree’s mom: ‘I don’t want anyone else to lose their future on something that’s so preventable’

Family members of Desiree McCloud spoke with KOMO for a powerful story about her untimely death on Yesler Way near 13th Ave. Desiree crashed May 13 while biking westbound on Yesler with friends. She was passing a friend on the … Continue reading

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Woman who crashed along First Hill Streetcar route passes away

A week and a half after a bad bike crash along the First Hill Streetcar route, Desiree McCloud passed away Tuesday. We send our deepest condolences to her friends and family. A message on a fundraising page set up to … Continue reading

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Get ready to roll your bike onto the First Hill Streetcar

Streetcars and bikes have gotten off to a rough start in Seattle. Planning that neglected bike safety has led to many injuries, especially on Westlake Ave and Jackson Street. We have written about the need for protected bike lanes when … 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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The new Jackson Street isn’t safe, here’s a way to fix it

As we reported earlier this week, Daniel Ahrendt has a rough recovery ahead of him after crashing on Jackson Street in May and getting run over by a Metro bus. Both he and a Metro bus were headed westbound on … Continue reading

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Man biking at Rainier/Jackson seriously injured in collision with Metro bus

Police are investigating a collision Monday morning that sent a 26-year-old man on a bike to Harborview with life-threatening injuries. A Metro trolly bus and the injured man collided shortly before 8 a.m. A reader reported (caution: graphic images) that … 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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Broadway Bikeway (mostly) opens Wednesday

The Broadway Bikeway is finally ready to (mostly) open. The two-way protected bike lane will stretch all the way from Yesler Way to Denny Way, connecting Yesler Terrce, First Hill and Capitol Hill. The city is scheduled to fully open … Continue reading

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Broadway Bikeway likely to open fully in May

The Broadway Bikeway is getting so close to being paved all the way to Yesler, but it may not be fully opened until project work wraps up in May. This late opening is to avoid situations where people encounter unexpected … 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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Broadway cycle track could be ready next year + Could it extend to Volunteer Park (or 520)?

City officials Tuesday announced funds to extend the First Hill Streetcar north from its terminus at Denny Way to Roy St or even all the way to Volunteer Park. Though the design process will work out the details, it’s pretty … Continue reading

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Construction updates: Short Linden cycle track section opens, UW Station Bridge + Yesler ‘bike sneak’ sneak peek

With the opening of the W Thomas St overpass last week, it’s time to look at the progress of some other projects around town that will affect people biking. Above is the main structure of the UW Station biking and … Continue reading

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Will 2013 be the year of the Seattle cycle track? + More construction updates

After our frustrated post about the lack of new bold plans on the city’s part to improve biking and walking safety, below is a look at some exciting projects already underway today. Will 2013 be the year protected cycle tracks … Continue reading

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Construction on First Hill Streetcar starts next week

Sound Transit is set to break ground on the First Hill Streetcar April 23. The ceremony — which begins at 12:15 p.m. at the corner of Broadway and Boylston — kicks off two years of construction along the $134 million … Continue reading

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