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$3.6M paving project must make 25th Ave NE safer, improve access to U Village

25th Ave NE is a wide, unfriendly street separating the U Village shopping center from bus stops and its neighbors in the Ravenna/U District area. Nearby residents have among the lowest car ownership rates in the whole city, yet 25th … Continue reading

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Seattle needs more homes. U District design plan is a good start

More people want to live in Seattle than there are homes. The number of people moving to our magnificent city is growing faster than all those cranes you see in the skyline can build. When homes are put out to … Continue reading

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U Link opening is the perfect chance to show Seattle why they bought Pronto

Now that the city owns Pronto (or will very soon, anyway), the people of Seattle need to understand why they bought it. Well, Saturday, big crowds are expected to turn out at Capitol Hill and UW Stations for the long-awaited … Continue reading

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Bike share can flourish in Seattle

With the City Council debating whether to buy out the 54-station Pronto Cycle Share system already in need of a buyout, the main question on people’s minds is: How do we know it will be successful going forward and worth … Continue reading

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U District Station open house will discuss bike access

Tunneling for the Northgate Link extension is on schedule for completion this year, meaning station construction work will begin shortly after. So now is the time to make sure bike parking and safe bike route connections are not only included … Continue reading

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Campus Parkway protected bike lanes will come tantalizingly close to connecting U Bridge, Burke-Gilman

The city has started laying out the spray-paint outlines for new protected bike lanes on NE Campus Parkway and one block of Brooklyn Ave NE in the U District. The project should be complete by the end of September. The … Continue reading

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Man biking hits person in crosswalk on the Ave, both seriously injured

A man in his 20s biking on the Ave collided with a man in his 40s walking in a crosswalk Thursday evening, sending both people to the hospital. When Medics transported them shortly after 4:30 p.m., the man walking had … Continue reading

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Salomon: Why construction can’t just close a neighborhood greenway without a safe detour

EDITOR’S NOTE: Andres is a family-biking father dedicated to safe streets. He’s the leader of NE Seattle Greenways and sometimes contributes to Seattle Bike Blog. I encountered this closure the other day on a ride with several people, including Madi … Continue reading

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City will install temporary protected bike lane on Roosevelt + Neighbors urge city to extend plans further

For much of northeast Seattle, Roosevelt Way is the primary bike route connection to the University of Washington, the University Bridge and beyond. Unfortunately, it is also a hotspot for collisions and injuries for people biking. Nearly 20 people have … Continue reading

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City working on northbound U Bridge bike lane late Friday

The city is making repairs to the University Bridge late Friday and early Saturday, and the northbound bike lane will be closed. Workers will help people on bikes get across the bridge, so there’s no need to detour. The work … Continue reading

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City installs two blocks of protected bike lanes in U District

The city is nearly finished with work on two blocks of protected bike lanes on NE 40th Street in the U District. As we reported last week, the section is intended to serve both as a permanent addition to the … Continue reading

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The U District’s first neighborhood greenway takes shape

To complement big changes coming from the University of Washington and Sound Transit, the city is close to completing design for the U District’s first ever neighborhood greenway. Located on 12th Ave NE, the neighborhood greenway will connect from the … Continue reading

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Open house Wednesday will discuss the U District’s first neighborhood greenway

The U District has car ownership levels on par with Manhattan. This very dense neighborhood depends on transit, walking and biking perhaps more than any other in the city. And while the stretch of the Burke-Gilman Trail that runs through … Continue reading

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Reader Question: I’m moving to Seattle soon, am I going to need gears?

Just got an email from Bryce, who is moving to the U District soon and will be commuting to Beacon Hill. What advice do you have for him, both in terms of bike routes and in terms of bike needs? … Continue reading

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The U District’s Bike Shack is moving, but needs a new space

The Bike Shack, a volunteer-run co-op bike wrenching space in the U District, needs to move by the end of July. But where to? We accidentally outed their search for a new space in December, but now it’s for real. … Continue reading

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Brooklyn Station meeting Wednesday + Is it time to tackle big bike access issues in the U District?

Sound Transit is holding a meeting tonight (Wednesday, sorry for the late notice) from 6-8:30 p.m. at the Neptune Theater to discuss the 60 percent design for Brooklyn Station. The plans include two station entrances (good news!), no additional car … Continue reading

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Get your sunny Burke-Gilman kicks while you can…

‘Cause Sunday, the Burke-Gilman Trail in the U District and Wallingford will be full of Walk for MS participants. The annual event expects 5,000 people, so be prepared to take another route if you’re in the area between 10 a.m. … Continue reading

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Help the Bike Shack find a new space north of the Ship Canal – UPDATED

UPDATE: Jesse at the Bike Shack says some of the info we posted wasn’t meant for public consumption, and that we should plug their Brew Fest party fundraiser instead! Go to it February 18! Edited story:

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Robert Townsend, killed in U District, was fastest delivery person on staff

The person killed September 10 in a collision with a car in the U District has been identified as Robert Townsend. He was 23. Townsend’s friends, family and coworkers mourned his death Sunday, saying he was always happy to be … Continue reading

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Person biking dies after colliding with car on the Ave – UPDATED

A person was killed in a collision with a turning car on University Way in the U District Saturday evening. He was traveling southbound (downhill) around 6:18 p.m. when he collided with a car making a left turn onto westbound … Continue reading

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