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Publicola: What the e-bike boom means for Seattle

E-bike sales are outpacing electric car sales two-to-one in the United States, and e-bikes now make up 20% or more of bikes sold in Seattle bike shops. And as Josh Feit (with Maryam Noor) wrote for Publicola, all signs point … Continue reading

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Alert 9/10-12: Contrary to original plans, bike/walk access will be maintained during Montlake Bridge weekend closure

We have a good news update about the ongoing Montlake Bridge rehabilitation work. The first of several weekend closures is still scheduled for this weekend (September 10–12). But despite original announcements, the west sidewalk will remain open for walking and … Continue reading

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Sunday: Let’s Move Redmond open street festival spans from Central Connector to Downtown Park

With a pop-up bike protected bike lane, a kids bike rodeo, a roller disco dance party and more, the streets of downtown Redmond are set to be the place to be Sunday. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 2 … Continue reading

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Help family of man killed while working on the Beverly rail-trail bridge

Last month, Gabriel Zalaya was working on the state project to rehab the Beverly Bridge over the Columbia River when he fell and was killed. He was 39. Our condolences to his friends and family. A contractor for the State … Continue reading

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Disability Mobility report makes a powerful, story-driven case for transit and street improvements across Washington State

Disability Rights Washington released a report this week that is so good it should be considered mandatory reading for everyone working in transportation in our state. The word “report” doesn’t really do it justice because “Transportation Access for Everyone: Washington … Continue reading

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Decades-long private encroachment along Burke-Gilman Trail finally cleared to make small lakeside park

For decades, a small public space along the Burke-Gilman Trail just north of the Seattle city limit has been hidden behind a private fence. But no more. It took a remarkable amount of work to open this small space. Volunteers … Continue reading

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Memorial ride for Max Kullaway August 29

Expert bike builder Max Kullaway passed away earlier this month after a long battle with cancer. Kullaway was the force behind 333fab bicycles. For years Max made bicycles in a Fremont shop alongside Bill Davidson before he and his spouse Tarrell … Continue reading

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Seattle Bicycle Advisory Board seeks 3 new members for pivotal term

The Seattle Bicycle Advisory Board is seeking three new members to start two-year terms in the fall. This term will cover some very important decisions for Seattle’s transportation future, including development of the next big Seattle transportation levy likely headed … Continue reading

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U.S. Bike Route System grows in southeast Washington

WSDOT has started four new U.S. Bicycle Routes in southeast Washington, establishing Clarkston along the Snake River and Tekoa along the Palouse to Cascades Trail as long-distance bike route nexuses. The US Bike Route system is a vision for a … Continue reading

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Watch: Searching for the 125-year-old Interlaken bike path

In 1896, Seattle city crews and a group of volunteers worked together to build a bike path from downtown to Lake Washington. They made it quickly, following the terrain around the north end of Capitol Hill to find the easiest … Continue reading

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Initial drop of primary results suggests very close races for Mayor, Council Position 9

Seattle’s November election for Mayor and City Council Position 9 are going to be very close. King County Elections will drop more ballot results around 4:30 p.m. every weekday until they are all counted. Because later votes in Seattle tend … Continue reading

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Vote! How to find a drop box, replace a missing ballot, register + More

The primary election is tomorrow (August 3), and turnout in King County was sitting at a mere 13% as of Friday evening. That’s too low. But you are a Seattle Bike Blog reader, so you are engaged and vote in … Continue reading

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Alert: Montlake Bridge east sidewalk closed Aug 2-6 + Weekend closures coming in the fall -UPDATED

The state is starting work on a significant Montlake Bridge repair project, which includes replacing all the metal roadway decking and maintaining the moving mechanism. This will lead to major closures for cars and buses. But because crews will keep … Continue reading

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Saturday: Celebrate the new Green Lake bike lanes with a community ride and scavenger hunt

Join local safe streets groups and SDOT Saturday for a community bike ride celebrating the opening of the Green Lake bike lanes. Meet up 10:30 a.m. at the Flamingo parking lot of the Woodland Park Zoo to ride with the … Continue reading

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Lee Lambert named Executive Director of Cascade and Washington Bikes

After more than a year since their last Executive Director resigned, Cascade Bicycle Club and its sister organization Washington Bikes have selected their new leader. Lee Lambert will take the reigns of one of the largest statewide bicycling organizations in … Continue reading

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Dongho Chang leaving SDOT to be State Traffic Engineer at WSDOT

Seattle is a better city because of Dongho Chang. There may not be another public servant working in our city in the past decade who has had a greater impact on so many people’s everyday lives. Since 2012, Chang has … Continue reading

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Saturday: Fairview Ave N Bridge reopens with a car-free celebration

Construction work is wrapping up on the new Fairview Ave N Bridge, finally bringing an end to a long closure of a major bike route between South Lake Union and Eastlake. The bridge opens to all traffic Sunday, but people … Continue reading

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Endorsement: Lorena González for Mayor

Leaders like Lorena González don’t come along often. She has been a stable, very progressive compass during a very tumultuous time in Seattle history, and the Council has shifted around her as voters continue to elect people who stand for … Continue reading

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Seattle’s next mayor will have an enormous impact on the future of biking and safe streets

NOTE: The 2021 primary election is August 3. The deadline to register or change your address online in King County is July 26, but you can register and vote in-person through Election Day. Don’t procrastinate! It’s summer, and August 3 … Continue reading

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Alert 7/12-26: Snoqualmie Valley Trail closed south of Duvall Park

The Snoqualmie Valley Trail will be closed for two weeks just south of Duvall Park starting today, King County Parks announced. There is seemingly no alternative other than SR-203 (AKA Carnation-Duvall Rd NE), which has fairly skinny shoulders. And though … Continue reading

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