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Watch: Fixing a flat the lazy way

Seattle Bike Blog does not usually do bike tutorial stuff. There are many other excellent YouTube channels and online resources if you want to learn about bike maintenance and such. However, the vast majority of YouTube fix-a-flat tutorials start by … Continue reading

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Vital E Marginal Way bike route to West Seattle is fully funded

With $20 million in federal funding, Seattle now has enough money to complete a long-planned E Marginal Way rebuild in SODO. Final design is scheduled to be complete in early 2022, with work beginning later in the year. Construction should … Continue reading

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Action Alert: Eastlake Ave needs protection for planned bike lanes near U Bridge

Today is the final day to submit comments on the revamped Environmental Assessment for the RapidRide J project, which includes a redesigned Eastlake Ave E. There are a lot of excellent improvements included in the project, which would finally build … Continue reading

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Hey District 3, vote NO on the Kshama Sawant recall

This election is only open to voters who live in Seattle’s City Council District 3 (PDF map), encompassing Capitol Hill, the Central District, and some surrounding areas. If your registration is up-to-date, you should have received your ballot in the … Continue reading

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Green Lake bikeway would help restore the original Olmsted park plan

“The Aurora Avenue extension, if authorized by the voters, must be paid for not in money alone, but in the blood of the children who are entitled, first to safe passage to their schools and second, to safety in their … Continue reading

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Seattle Cranksgiving 2021 rides with Bike Works November 20

For Seattle’s 12 Annual Cranksgiving, let’s ride bikes together. Rather than the usual scavenger hunt, Cranksgiving 2021 will join up with the good folks at Bike Works Saturday, November 20, to collect donations for Rainier Valley Food Bank before going … Continue reading

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With University Bridge stuck open, here are your bike detour options (none are great) – UPDATE: Open!

UPDATE 11/14: The bridge is open! The University Bridge got stuck open Friday morning, and it has remained stuck into the afternoon. SDOT does not yet have an estimated time for it to reopen, so it may be wise to … Continue reading

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Lake City’s newest street mural is amazing

Street murals are wonderful, and the newest one in Lake City is one of the best in the city. Designed to be part of the Little Brook Stay Healthy Street, Romel Belleza’s mural is the product of a partnership between … Continue reading

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New 2.5-mile section of EasTrail now open between Renton and I-90

A 2.5-mile segment of the EasTrail is now open between the Seahawks training facility in Renton and Coal Creek Parkway in Bellevue. The very wide trail replaces the old Lake Washington Loop Trail, which is being swallowed up by the … Continue reading

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Congratulations Mayor-Elect Bruce Harrell

Congratulations to Mayor-Elect Bruce Harrell on a convincing win. If past voting patterns hold true as the rest of the ballots are counted, Harrell is positioned to win the Mayoral race by a wider margin than Jenny Durkan did in … Continue reading

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Scaled back Missing Link plans could put the trail on budget and sidestep lawsuits

The Missing Link appellants have won! But not really. The Seattle Department of Transportation announced today that they are prepared to submit a significantly scaled-back version of their plans to complete the Missing Link of the Burke-Gilman Trail through Ballard. … Continue reading

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Seattle can elect transformational leaders, but only if you vote

Seattle voters have the chance to elect transformational leaders, but only if voter turnout increases dramatically before 8 p.m. Tuesday. So tell all your friends. If you have your vote-by-mail ballot, return it to a King County ballot drop box. … Continue reading

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Seattle Neighborhood Greenways: ‘With your help we can triple the Vision Zero budget’

The Seattle City Council is currently considering some significant budget additions to combat the terrible increase in traffic deaths and injuries in 2021. Seattle’s increase is part of a horrible nationwide trend, and the city should be a leader in … Continue reading

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Alert 10/22-25: 520 Bridge closed, Montlake Blvd and the trail to the Arboretum will remain open

Beginning at 9 p.m. tonight (Friday), crews are scheduled to close the 520 Bridge, including the trail across Lake Washington. Montlake Boulevard and the underpass trail to the Arboretum will remain open. More details from WSDOT: Heads up, travelers: Crews … Continue reading

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How to organize a walking school bus or bike train to your kid’s school

With very little warning, Seattle Public Schools announced Friday that 142 school bus routes would be cancelled as of today (Monday). So many families in our city had to scramble to find a way to get their kids to school. … Continue reading

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Endorsement: González for Mayor

Ballots are in the mail and the drop boxes are open. If you don’t receive your ballot or forgot to update your address, go the King County elections website to update your info or request a replacement. If you are … Continue reading

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The 2021 election will determine Seattle’s transportation future + Endorsements roundup

In 2024, voters will likely be asked to fund Seattle’s renewed vision for transportation. The 2015 Move Seattle Levy will be set to expire, and it will need to be replaced by a new measure. Ballots are in the mail, … Continue reading

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Seattle’s first downtown bike path (1898)

I am briefly emerging from my work on my Seattle bike history book to post this map I found buried deep in the archives of The Argus, a weekly Seattle newspaper co-owned by an early Seattle bicycle booster. It’s a … Continue reading

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Pardon the radio silence while I work on my Seattle bike history book

Hello, dear readers. I am currently working hard on the second draft of the book I’m writing for UW Press about bicycle history and culture in Seattle. I was initially hoping to be able to keep the blog going through … Continue reading

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The John Lewis Memorial Bridge to Northgate Station opens October 2

The Northgate bike/walk bridge finally has both a name and an opening date. Officially named the John Lewis Memorial Bridge, this biking and walking bridge connecting North Seattle College across I-5 to Northgate Station has a lot to live up … Continue reading

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