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Lake Washington Blvd ‘Keep Moving Street’ returns Friday + Campaign seeks permanent design

Lake Washington Blvd is reopening to people walking and biking Friday as the city’s Keep Moving Street program returns. The street will remain mostly car-free between Mount Baker Beach and Genesee Park from April 9 through 18. Seattle has experimented … Continue reading

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Court decides Hearing Examiner needs to redo 2018 Missing Link decision

Many Seattleites have only ever known life with the Ballard Missing Link of the Burke-Gilman Trail held up in court. Children born when the City Council first approved the route are now getting ready to vote in their first election. … Continue reading

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Biking the new I-90 Trail tunnel and flyover in Factoria

The I-90 trail just got a major upgrade in Factoria. A new bike trail tunnel and flyover opened Wednesday allowing trail users to bypass the busy intersection with Factoria Blvd and the I-90 off-ramp entirely. It also saves users some … Continue reading

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It’s really happening! Northgate bike/walk bridge coming together on schedule

The Northgate biking and walking bridge is an enormous undertaking. I-5 in this part of town is level with or even above street level, so the bridge needs to climb in order to get above and over the massive freeway. … Continue reading

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Seattle’s Marley Blonsky stars in mini-documentary All Bodies on Bikes

Well I love this. Friend of Seattle Bike Blog Marley Blonsky stars in the new mini-documentary All Bodies on Bikes alongside Kailey Kornhauser. The 13-minute film premiered today, so check it out above. The film follows them on a bike … Continue reading

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Mayor Durkan’s dead congestion pricing plan is another example of her poor leadership

As Mayor Jenny Durkan’s frustrating and damaging time in office gets slowly closer to ending, it’s important that Seattle understands the ways her leadership (or lack thereof) harmed our city and many of its genuine movements for change. Because we … Continue reading

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Tom returns tomorrow…

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What the transformation of Denny Way tells us about our city

Last week, five years after Capitol Hill’s light rail station opened, the construction fencing was finally removed on the long-planned public plaza that will complement the south entrance of the station next to Cal Anderson Park. It’s a truly great … Continue reading

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Person on bike struck and killed by driver in Georgetown collision

Just before 5pm Wednesday evening, someone riding a bike was struck and killed by the driver of a semi-truck in the Georgetown neighborhood, according to the Seattle Police Department. The collision took place at the intersection of Corson Ave S … Continue reading

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Safety, maintenance compete for slice of council-approved car tab revenue

The Seattle Department of Transportation has released its proposed spending plan for the proceeds from a $20 vehicle license fee (VLF) that the City Council approved last fall. After an outreach process where the department received feedback from around 20 … Continue reading

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Construction starts on Uptown bike connection paired with Climate Pledge Arena

Construction work has started on a separated bike corridor in the Uptown neighborhood as part of a set of transportation projects required to be installed by the grand opening of former Key Arena, now Climate Pledge Arena. A grand opening … Continue reading

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Aurora Reimagined Coalition seeks to increase public pressure for safety improvements

When the entirety of state route 99, Aurora Ave N, was repaved by the Washington State Department of Transportation in 2018 and 2019, many safety advocates saw a missed opportunity. While actual roadway is state-owned, Seattle is responsible for taking … Continue reading

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Advocates ask SDOT to examine different options for Beacon Ave bike route

Late last year SDOT released early designs for the safe bike route being planned to run nearly the entire length of Beacon Hill, currently scheduled to start construction in 2023. While the route on the northern end of the hill … Continue reading

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City transportation electrification “blueprint” includes emissions-free area by 2030

Today the City of Seattle has released what it’s calling a “blueprint” to electrify the city’s transportation system, further clarifying the city’s goals around decarbonizing our largest single source of emissions. Among the goals outlined with a 2030 deadline is … Continue reading

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Meet Shelly Baldwin, new Director of the Washington Traffic Safety Commission

The Washington Traffic Safety Commission is a public agency that flies under the radar. In February, the commission got a new leader when Shelly Baldwin, previously the Legislative and Media Relations division director at the WTSC, was appointed head of … Continue reading

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Pike Pine Renaissance clears latest hurdle on track to construction in 2022

Update: SDOT’s SEPA checklist listed a 2023 start date but the department has confirmed a planned construction start of Fall 2022. Good news!  In 2017, when protected bike lanes were installed in Downtown Seattle for a short stretch on Pike … Continue reading

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Washington House passes e-bike sales tax exemption

On Tuesday, by a 57 to 39 vote, the Washington House of Representatives passed HB 1330, exempting electric bikes and up to $200 in bike accessories from state sales taxes. In a tweet, Rep. Sharon Shewmake (D-Bellingham), who introduced the … Continue reading

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Bigger detour scheduled at 23rd and I-90 as detour legibility issues persist

As soon as Monday March 15, people walking, biking, and rolling on the Mountains to Sound trail at 23rd Ave S & I-90 will have a more circuitous detour as crews pave the east side of the 23rd Ave crosswalk … Continue reading

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New coalition forms to oppose new highway spending over sidewalks and transit

At a press event in Tacoma at a bus stop next to fast-moving traffic, with no actual sidewalk available for people to use to access the bus stop, Disability Rights Washington & Front and Centered outlined their priorities today for … Continue reading

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Tonight: Watch the Filmed By Bike Festival with Evergreen MTB

6:30 p.m. tonight (March 8), stream the Filmed By Bike short film festival with Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance. Tickets are $5 per person (create an account to see the checkout page). The films look great! Details from Evergreen MTB: Don’t … Continue reading

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