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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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Construction begins soon on initial segment of the 4th Ave bike lane

Crews are gearing up to build a protected bike lane on 4th Ave between Pine and Madison Streets downtown. This is the start of the second north-south bike corridor downtown and a key piece of the Basic Bike Network vision, … Continue reading

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Seattle finally builds protected bike lane on stretch of Yesler where Desiree McCloud died in 2016

New pbl revisions on Yesler pic.twitter.com/nADh4npo2N — Dongho Chang (@dongho_chang) August 30, 2020 SDOT has installed protected bike lanes on Yesler Way between 14th and 12th Avenues, part of a project to further protect and separate the bike lanes from … Continue reading

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Letter: Invest 1% of West Seattle Bridge budget to help meet biking goals

A collective letter from neighborhood and regional bike and safe streets advocacy groups calls on SDOT to invest at least 1% of the West Seattle Bridge replacement budget on improving bike connections. The city’s mode shift plan for helping people … Continue reading

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Seattle’s proposed scooter rules set riders up for failure

Banning electric scooters on sidewalks seems to make sense at first. Sidewalks are for walking, right? That seemed to be the guiding principle behind Seattle’s decision to mostly leave the existing ban on riding electric scooters on sidewalks in place … Continue reading

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Scooter share permit gets committee approval + How the system would work

Seattle is finally maybe going to give shared scooters a try. The City Council  Utilities and Transportation Committee voted last week to approve two ordinances that would allow SDOT to launch a scooter permit program (Council bills 119867 and 119868). … Continue reading

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Saturday: The Peace Peloton rides from Madrona to Green Lake, will create a mural on the way

The Peace Peloton rides again Saturday, and this time riders will create a mural along the way. The ride meets from 10 a.m. to noon at Café Soleil at 34th and Union in Madrona, where folks will work to get … Continue reading

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Tonight: Phyllis Porter talks biking and activism

Tonight (August 19) at 6 p.m., log in to hear Phyllis Porter talk about “her adventures and growth as a bicycle rider and activist including her passion for safe streets for all.” Porter has been a strong advocate and friend … Continue reading

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Seattle Bike Repair Mutual Aid connects folks with bike fixing skills to those who need to get their rides rolling

Do you need to get your bike rolling again? Do you want to put your bike tools and skills to work helping your community? Then Seattle Bike Repair Mutual Aid is for you. The concept of the project is very … Continue reading

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Seattle Parks announces week-long, very steep Burke-Gilman Trail detour for … mowing?

People who bike or walk on the Burke-Gilman Trail in northeast Seattle have dealt with a lot of tough detours in recent years. But the detours are always for a good reason, such as the city or county rebuilding or … Continue reading

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SDOT is studying options for fixing or replacing aging Magnolia bridge. No, not the one you’re thinking of.

As you emerge from the tree cover on a bridge high above the train tracks, it’s easy to feel like you’ve found a magical secret hidden deep within Seattle. The 33rd Ave W Bridge is an old biking and walking … Continue reading

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SDOT starts design work on major Beacon Hill bike route – UPDATED

UPDATE: Here’s the video of the city’s presentation: Beacon Hill has one street that cuts across the grid to be the most direct route and is less steep than other streets nearby: Beacon Ave S. Even with hardly any bike … Continue reading

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SDOT is hosting an online ‘drop-in session’ for MLK Way bike lanes

SDOT is hosting an online “drop-in session” from 5 to 6 p.m. today (Tuesday) to share early design details about planned MLK Way S bike lanes between Judkins Park and Rainier Ave S. There will also be an online survey. … Continue reading

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