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‘Extreme disappointment’: Bike Advisory Board letter seeks big improvements to Mayor’s bike plan

The same week the Move Seattle Levy Oversight Committee wrote a letter to Mayor Jenny Durkan, the City Council and SDOT calling foul on the mayor’s “disproportionately large” bike plan cuts, the volunteer Seattle Bicycle Advisory Board penned a similar … Continue reading

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Oversight Committee raises flag on mayor’s ‘disproportionately large’ bike plan cuts

The committee tasked with watchdogging the city’s delivery of the $930 million voters approved through the 2015 Move Seattle levy has written a strong letter of concern about the lack of bicycle network progress and SDOT’s big cuts to the … Continue reading

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The first Bicycle Sunday of 2019 is this weekend

It’s time for the first Bicycle Sunday of the year! The classic car-free event will follow its usual route on Lake Washington Boulevard between Mount Baker Beach and Seward Park from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. To celebrate Mother’s Day, … Continue reading

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City and Commute Seattle want you to bike to bakeries

In case you were looking for an excuse to hit up a bakery, Commute Seattle and SDOT have got you covered. They have a Bikes and Bakeries challenge going all May. All you have to do is bike there and … Continue reading

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SDOT partners with Outdoors For All to offer free adaptive bike rentals all summer

Bike share is amazing. Just beep a bike with your phone, and you’re riding wherever you want to go for a few nickels per minute. That is, of course, if you are physically able to operate the app and ride … Continue reading

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Cascade’s annual Bike Everywhere Breakfast is Tuesday

Hey, did you know May is Bike Month? I know, I know, every month is bike month in Seattle. I hear you. May is filled with events and organizational efforts to help get more people on bikes heading into summer. … Continue reading

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Bike share parking still an accessibility issue, but it’s getting better

In June 2018, 4% of bike share bikes were parked in a way that impeded a walkway or curb ramp. Today, that figure is fewer than 2%, according to the latest SDOT bike share audit, the Seattle Times reports. Bikes … Continue reading

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Trail Alert 5/6: Burke-Gilman detour near Seattle city limit

The Burke-Gilman Trail will be closed for a stretch May 6 around Seattle’s border with Lake Forest Park so King County Parks can remove six hazardous trees. The good news is that this stretch parallels Riviera Pl NE, which should … Continue reading

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New Roosevelt-to-Downtown Bike Train starts service Friday

Seattle’s newest bike train will begin service from the future Roosevelt light rail station, serving Ravenna, the U District, Wallingford, Fremont and Queen Anne en route to South Lake Union and downtown. Started by Nick van den Heuvel, the route … Continue reading

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Bike News Roundup: NYC’s misguided crackdown on workers using e-bikes

It’s time for the Bike News Roundup! Here’s a look at some stuff going around the ol’ web lately. This is an open thread. First up, New York City continues its misguided crackdown on delivery workers using e-bikes. A short … Continue reading

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Seattle needs a Car Master Plan

Seattle has a Bicycle Master Plan, a Pedestrian Master Plan, a Transit Master Plan and a Freight Master Plan. It’s well past time our city give the same treatment to the many people who drive cars in our city by … Continue reading

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Last push to get block-the-box and bus lane enforcement bill through the Senate

The Washington State legislature initially failed this session to pass a law to allow cities to use automated camera enforcement to keep bus lanes and intersections clear. But thanks to some great, persistent advocacy from organizations like Transportation Choices Coalition … Continue reading

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Padelford: Let’s build a better bike movement

EDITOR’S NOTE: With Mayor Jenny Durkan delaying or cancelling so many bike route plans, Gordon Padelford and I had a conversation wondering how the movement for safe streets and better bike routes should evolve from here. Padelford, Executive Director of … Continue reading

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Trail Alert: Chief Sealth Trail detour at S Graham St

The Chief Sealth Trail will be detoured for about two blocks along S Graham St and 31st Ave S starting today (April 22) and lasting up to one month. The closure is for a project to make crossing improvements where … Continue reading

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West Seattle community group responds to bike plan cuts + Cascade, SNG outline their priorities

Neighborhoods all over Seattle have been hit hard by Mayor Jenny Durkan’s proposed bike plan cuts. And as is depressingly typical, West Seattle got hit especially hard. They already had lackluster improvements in the previous version of the bike plan, … Continue reading

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Seattle’s bike share stands out as companies shift to scooters elsewhere

Just 21 months ago, Seattle turned American bike share on its head by permitting companies to launch free-floating bikes all over town, an effort that dramatically increased the number of bike trips all over town, turned heads in city halls … Continue reading

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E Union Street is a chance for SDOT and the mayor to prove they care about connecting bike routes

Seattle is once again set to choose the convenience of car driving over the safety of people walking and biking and our city’s Vision Zero, Climate Action Plan and Bicycle Master Plan goals. This time, it’s on E Union Street … Continue reading

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Times: Seattle’s most decorated pro cyclist is living without a home

Rebecca Twigg has won six world track cycling championships, 16 U.S championships and two Olympic medals, likely making her Seattle’s most decorated bike racer. Today, she is one of the more than 12,000 people experiencing homelessness in the Seattle area. … Continue reading

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Some Bike Blog business: Planning an endorsement board + A family life update

Hello, wonderful Seattle Bike Blog readers. I’ve got some cool bits of blog and family news to share, so I figured I would write you all a letter keeping you in the loop. First, my incredible spouse Kelli started work … Continue reading

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City announces bike plan update open houses, Barnett uncovers 11 missing projects

SDOT has announced a series of four “café-style conversations” about the latest short-term bike plan, which includes significant cuts through the life of the Move Seattle Levy. The events, produced with help from the Department of Neighborhoods, will be a … Continue reading

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