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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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Seattle independent journalists stand together to oppose SPD’s subpoena

We are independent news organizations, editors, reporters, photojournalists, and freelancers working in Seattle, and we are coming together to oppose the Seattle Police Department’s subpoena seeking unpublished photographs and video taken by journalists at the Seattle Times, KIRO 7, KING … Continue reading

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Geekwire: Lime is adding another 1,500 JUMP bikes in Seattle, bikes now available in Lime app

If you have been having trouble finding a bright red shared JUMP bike around town, relief may be on the way. Lime is planning to quadruple the number of shared e-bikes on Seattle streets from 500 to 2,000 by the … Continue reading

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Cascade is hosting family-friendly scavenger hunts every weekend in August in Kent, Renton and Tukwila

Cascade Bicycle Club is partnering with King County Parks and the cities of Kent, Renton and Tukwila to host a series of weekend scavenger hunts during August. They are free to join and family-friendly. You can bike, roll or walk … Continue reading

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SDOT installs concrete blocks to improve safety on car-light Lake Washington Blvd

Ecology block installation today on Lake Washington Blvd pic.twitter.com/nfLtTbvnQZ — Dongho Chang (@dongho_chang) August 5, 2020 SDOT has finally installed the concrete “ecology blocks” the department had initially planned as part of their efforts to deter driving on the people-focused … Continue reading

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Trail Alerts: Ship Canal Trail won’t be detoured to Nickerson + Burke detour near Fred Meyer

Some great news from Seattle Public Utilities: The Ship Canal Trail will not be detoured to Nickerson Street for the next couple years as was originally planned. As we reported previously, concerned neighbors including Queen Anne Greenways drew attention to … Continue reading

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Celebrating 10 years of Seattle Bike Blog

In July 2010 at the midst of the Great Recession and with very little money in the bank, I quit my job to become an independent bike journalist. I had no idea what I was doing. I had no idea … Continue reading

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People are driving on ‘closed’ street because SDOT used barriers to build a wall at police precinct instead

When the Seattle Department of Transportation announced their plan to turn a section of Lake Washington Blvd in south Seattle into a car-light “Keep Moving Street,” a July 21 department blog post noted that they would use heavy cement “eco … Continue reading

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Council puts less-deep transit cuts to voters in November

Transit is getting cut. But Seattle voters will have the chance in November to make the cuts less awful by approving the Seattle Transportation Benefit District’s (“STBD”) sales tax measure. As we reported previously, state legislators and the court-pending voter … Continue reading

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Saturday: ‘Sani Cycle’ bike ride scavenger hunt to support food banks with non-food necessities

The term “food bank” has long been a misnomer because these organizations provide community members with so much more than food. Food donations are always great, of course, but so are the other necessities like diapers, menstrual products, soap, toothbrushes … Continue reading

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Person biking struck and killed in Woodinville

NE 171st St at 143 Pl NE will be closed for KCSO investigation for a car vs cyclist fatality. pic.twitter.com/fd75wOThf6 — Woodinville Fire (@WoodinvilleFire) July 27, 2020 Someone driving turned left in front of a person biking in Woodinville Monday … Continue reading

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City will (finally) start accepting street closure permits for businesses

We have known for a while that the coronavirus doesn’t spread as easily outside as inside, yet so many Seattle businesses are obviously based inside storefronts. What if businesses could move more of their operations outside? Cities all over the … Continue reading

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Alert: Postponed U Bridge bike lane work rescheduled to start Monday

SDOT will close the northbound bike lane of the University Bridge Monday to Wednesday to install a higher-traction surface treatment across the bascule section of the bridge. The southbound bike lane will then be closed August 10 to 12. As … Continue reading

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Peace Peloton rides Saturday, expands to Tacoma + Video

The Peace Peloton rides Saturday from The Station coffee shop near Beacon Hill light rail station to Maple Wood Playfield in South Beacon Hill. Meet at The Station from 10 to noon, then ride all over Beacon Hill and Rainier … Continue reading

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Thanks to concerned neighbors, SPU is reconsidering multi-year Ship Canal Trail detour

Beginning July 20th, @SeattleSPU plans to re-route the Ship Canal Trail…ONTO NICKERSON. UNTIL 2023. I think we're going to need to see details of this detour. You know kids use the trail, right? pic.twitter.com/OhLVsGf1Pg — Queen Anne Greenways (@QAGreenways) June … Continue reading

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Following successful test, Lake Washington Blvd will go car-light again

Lake Washington Boulevard is going car-free(ish) again starting Friday and continuing until at least Labor Day. SDOT and Seattle Parks tested the concept of what they call a “Keep Moving Street” on the stories lakefront street for five days in … Continue reading

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POSTPONED: Southbound U Bridge bike lane closed through Tuesday, NB closed 7/27-29 – UPDATED

UPDATE 7/24: The work is now scheduled for 7/27-29 northbound and 8/10-12 southbound. UPDATE: This work has been postponed. From SDOT: “Unfortunately, this work has been postponed. When we opened the buckets of primer yesterday, we discovered that it had … Continue reading

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Trail Alert: Green River Trail closed at Tukwila Intl Blvd until December

The Green River Trail is closed on the south side of the Duwamish River between Tuwila International Boulevard and E Marginal Way S until November 30. The City of Tukwila is working to daylight Riverton Creek, “which has been flowing … Continue reading

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Technicality about updating railroad track delays Ballard Missing Link until 2022

Appellants fighting the city’s decades-long plan to finally complete the Ballard Missing Link of the Burke-Gilman Trail have successfully found another legal maneuver to further delay the needed safety project until 2022, the Seattle Times reports. A King County Court … Continue reading

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