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Endorsement: Vote Sherae Lascelles in the 43rd

Seattle Bike Blog did not do endorsements this year for a number of reasons (mostly that I haven’t had the time it takes to do a full slate of endorsements). Instead, I rounded up endorsements from a handful of transportation-focused … Continue reading

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Who local transportation organizations endorsed in the 2020 general election

Your ballot is either in the mail or has already arrived. If you are in King County, you can check your ballot’s status online here. The tracker now indicates whether it has been mailed or has been delivered, which is … Continue reading

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WA Supreme Court strikes down I-976, calling it ‘deceptive and misleading’

Tim Eyman continues to be very bad at writing initiatives, wasting an enormous amount of people’s time and energy arguing over a statewide initiative that wasn’t even constitutional. The official description for I-976 that appeared on ballots in 2019 said … Continue reading

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Why you should vote YES for transit even though Prop 1 won’t be enough

Ballots are in the mail. And ejecting that complete monster from the White House is not the only thing on the ballot. For one, you’ll have a chance to help give local transit a fighting chance in the very difficult … Continue reading

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The WA bicycle and pedestrian count has resumed + How you can help

Details from Maimoona Rahim at Cascade Bicycle Club: After a short break, the Washington State Bicycle and Pedestrian Count is back! It’s happening this fall on October 20, 21 and 22 at a street or trail near you. To sign … Continue reading

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Alert 10/12: Bell Street closed between 5th and 6th Avenues for up to 3 weeks

Heads up! Work is underway to complete the Bell St bike lane and install new signals between 5th and 6th Avenues. This means the street will be closed 24/7 for up to three weeks, according to SDOT: The Bell St … Continue reading

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A message from the Editor

My dearest Seattle Bike Blog readers, I have been putting off this post for a couple weeks now, but I can’t avoid it any longer. The rigors of parenting during a pandemic have reached a point where I cannot keep … Continue reading

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In final Census survey of the before times, number of Seattle bike commuters hit an all-time high

The number of people biking as their primary mode to work hit a new high water mark in 2019, crossing the 17,000 mark for the first time in the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey. The survey results confirm that before … Continue reading

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Initial stretch of the 4th Ave bike lane opens downtown

Downtown Seattle just got easier to get around with new #4thavepbl!!! 🚲 🛴🎉 Thanks to our awesome crews the first phase b/w Pine & Madison is ready to go with more to come! @SNGreenways @CascadeBicycle @downtownseattle pic.twitter.com/F1mrcl1bEh — seattledot (@seattledot) … Continue reading

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Day after Council votes to slightly reduce police funding, officer rolls bike over person’s head and neck

A Seattle Police officer was caught on video intentionally rolling their police bicycle over the head and neck of a man lying face down in the street last night as people protested the lack of charges against the officers who … Continue reading

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Bike Route Alert: Little 116th Street trail closed near I-5

Sound Transit has closed a short trail connection between NE 116th St and the 1st Ave NE I-5 overpass to N 117th St. This trail will never reopen. Instead, the agency will construct a new trail under the light rail … Continue reading

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Watch: The case for a bike lane over the Fremont Bridge

The Fremont Bridge is Seattle’s busiest bike route pinch point. Routes from all over the region converge here to cross the Ship Canal, which is why the bridge’s bike counter registers the highest number of trips in the city. A … Continue reading

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Report: NE 65th Street bike lanes have saved lives and prevented serious injuries

For a four-year period, the short stretch of NE 65th Street between NE Ravenna Blvd and 39th Ave NE killed one person and seriously injured at least one other person every year. But a hard-fought safety project installed in spring … Continue reading

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Lime launches scooter share in Seattle

After years of talking, the first shared electric scooters are hitting Seattle streets today as Lime rolls out 500 of its popular Lime-S scooters. Lime has been serving Seattle for years with its pedal bikes and e-bikes. The company now … Continue reading

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Cascade launches flashy new resource to help people bike to and through West Seattle

Cascade Bicycle Club and IZIP electric bikes partnered to create a pretty great-looking map of popular bike routes to and through West Seattle to help more people visualize how they can shift more trips to bike. The illustrated map is … Continue reading

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Bike Route Alert: Lynnwood Link construction will close Scriber Creek Trail for 2 years, disrupt Interurban Trail

Work on Lynnwood Link will close the Scribner Creek Trail for two years and will require intermittent closures of the Interurban Trail, Sound Transit says. The Scribner Creek Trail is basically a path along the southwest edge of the Lynnwood … Continue reading

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Seattle knew 5 years ago that a Rainier Ave safety project would save lives, but is just now starting work

Rainier Ave S has long held a terrible title: The most dangerous street in Seattle. It saw more crashes per mile than the city’s other deadly streets, including Lake City Way and Aurora, despite carrying far fewer trips. “During a … Continue reading

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SDOT: Keep Moving Streets extended until October 5

Seattle’s car-light Keep Moving Streets have been a success, so the city has extended them another month. Created in partnership between SDOT and Seattle Parks, the city’s four Keep Moving Streets are typically on arterial streets near parks or along … Continue reading

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Bike Route Alert 9/11-14: 520 Bridge closed, including the trail

The 520 Bridge will be closed 11 p.m. September 11 until 5 a.m. September 14 for a series of major construction projects. These closures include the trail over the lake. The trail under the bridge on the Montlake side connecting … Continue reading

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Saturday: Peace Peloton rides from NE Seattle to White Center + Fundraiser

Mmmmm… Junebaby is so good. And Saturday’s Peace Peloton starts at the NE Seattle restaurant in the early evening, then rides to Beer Star in White Center. Dr. Rayburn Lewis will be speaking this week, a former Cascade Bicycle Club … Continue reading

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