Category Archives: news

Madison RapidRide design nearing completion + A look at the planned bike improvements

SDOT is hoping to begin construction on its Madison Street RapidRide G project in 2020 with service set to start in 2022. That assumes they get the Federal grant they need for the $121 million project. Capitol Hill Seattle reports … Continue reading

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City opens Bike Advisory Board applications as Mayor casts uncertainty on renewals

Applications are open for a seat on Seattle’s volunteer Bicycle Advisory Board (“SBAB”). So if you want to volunteer your time to help the city make bicycle investments and influence bicycle policy, you should apply by July 28. No professional … Continue reading

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Missing Link court ruling puts a lot of pressure on city’s ongoing appeal

A clarifying ruling by King County Superior Court Judge Roger Rogoff this week has put some extra pressure on the City of Seattle to win an ongoing appeal if they want to keep construction of the Ballard Missing Link on its … Continue reading

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My family lives in a house in our friends’ backyard + What ADUs can (and can’t) fix in our city

I live in my friends’ backyard along with my spouse Kelli and 16-month-old daughter. We all worked together (well, the baby didn’t really help) to build a new house where a carport and patchy weed-filled yard was previously. And in … Continue reading

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SDOT quietly deletes key section from southend bike lane at the last minute, misleads the public about the change

In yet another hit to the already sorely lacking southend bike network, SDOT quietly made a last-minute change to the Columbian Way paving project to remove an uphill section of protected bike lane as the road approaches Beacon Ave S. … Continue reading

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Construction the Missing Link core scheduled to start this year + Latest economic study wades deep into the absurd

After adding another 66 pages to the peak of the Ballard Missing Link’s towering mountain of in-depth studies, Seattle is scheduled to start work on the core segment of the hard-fought trail this year. Work is already underway on Market … Continue reading

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Lime and JUMP raise prices, city revokes 2,000 bike permits

Seattle’s ongoing experiment with private, free-floating bike share has changed the landscape for biking in the city, helping to raise city bike counts to record heights. Bike share in Seattle has been unprecedentedly successful at increasing the raw number of … Continue reading

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King County limits bikes on Vashon/West Seattle water taxis, bans many family bikes

In what is sure to be disappointing news to many readers, King County has announced that it will begin limiting the number and types of bikes allowed on its Vashon and West Seattle water taxis. Bikes and water taxis go … Continue reading

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Saturday: Fremont Solstice naked/painted bike ride + How to join

The annual Fremont Solstice Parade is Saturday, and you know what that means: It’s time to get naked, paint your body and crash the parade on your bike. For about a quarter century, people have been biking ahead of the … Continue reading

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Hundreds rally and ride downtown to protest cuts to safe streets projects

Hundreds of people rallied at City Hall then rode bikes, rolled in wheelchairs or walked down 4th Ave Sunday to protest recent cuts to safe streets projects. The Ride For Safe Streets, organized by members of the Move All Seattle … Continue reading

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Seattle’s latest bike plan takes one step forward, one step back and continues neglecting South Seattle

SDOT and Mayor Jenny Durkan yesterday released the city’s first “annual” short-term bike plan in 26 months. That the plan itself was delayed well over a year is a good symbol for how SDOT and Mayor have been treating bicycle … Continue reading

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Saturday: Seattle’s 9th annual women/trans/femme/non-binary Moxie Summer Jam Alleycat

The 9th Annual Moxie Summer Jam meets 2 p.m. Saturday at Gas Works Park. Organizers say it is one of (if not the) biggest women/trans/femme/non-binary alleycats in the world. What is an alleycat? What can I expect if I show … Continue reading

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Sunday: Join the Ride For Safe Streets starting at City Hall

Under Mayor Jenny Durkan, Seattle has cut bike lanes from paving projects and slashed its short-term bike plan. At a time when we need to make dramatic action to do whatever we can to reduce traffic injuries and deaths and … Continue reading

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Days after SDOT acknowledged safety concerns on new 35th Ave NE, a collision critically injured someone on a motorcycle

Someone driving a pickup truck collided with someone on a motorcycle at the intersection of 35th Ave NE and NE 75th Street Monday evening. The person on the motorcycle was critically injured and was rushed to the hospital in life-threatening … Continue reading

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Saturday: Streets will go car-free for two hours before Ballard Crit for an open streets party

Here’s a great idea: Ballard Criterium race organizers Apex Racing are already doing the hard work of securing permits, placing signage and barricades and informing the community about their annual event Saturday. So why not extend the time a few … Continue reading

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Seattle Parks starting Burke-Gilman Trail repairs from U Village to the city line

Seattle Parks is getting ready to start fixing bumpy pavement and outdated bollards on some of the oldest sections of the Burke-Gilman Trail between 30th Ave NE (just east of U Village) to the city’s northern border with Lake Forest … Continue reading

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Watch: Rooted In Rights why proper bike share parking is so important

It should be common sense, but don’t block walkways when you park a bike share bike. But you should also go a step further and think, would this bike impede someone with a vision impairment? Is it too close to … Continue reading

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As a birthday present to yours truly, WSDOT will fix 520 Bridge Trail bumps

In what is obviously a birthday present to yours truly, WSDOT announced today that they will fix every bumpy expansion gap plate on the 520 Bridge Trail. We first reported about the bumpy plates back in 2016 before the trail … Continue reading

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Watch: City Council hosts equitable transportation talk by Tamika Butler

City Councilmember Mike O’Brien and Transportation Choices Coalition recently hosted Tamika Butler, Toole Design’s California Planning Director and Director of Equity and Inclusion, for an hour-long talk about transportation equity and her experience as a land use, parks and transportation … Continue reading

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Saturday: G&O Family Cyclery hosts a Cargo Bike Festival in Greenwood

Greenwood’s G&O Family Cyclery is hosting the first annual Cargo Bike Festival from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. The event is part of the Phinney Neighborhood Association’s LGBTQ Pride Rainbow Hop. It promises “test rides, kids activities, food, games and … Continue reading

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