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Save the date: A next-level Cranksgiving 2022 is November 19

It’s been three years since the last proper Cranksgiving. Thanks to everyone who participated in our dramatically scaled-back pandemic versions in 2020 and 2021. But I think it’s time to get together again and do it right. Or better yet, … Continue reading

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City installs traffic signal at former site of guerilla crosswalk + Celebration Saturday

Five months after SDOT removed an illegal anonymously-painted crosswalk at 83rd and Greenwood, the department has opened a new signalized and official crosswalk at the same location. The crossing had been a missing link in the N 83rd Street neighborhood … Continue reading

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Alert 10/28-29: Another Fremont Bridge overnight closure early Saturday

Work to repair the deck of the Fremont Bridge requires one more overnight closure, according to SDOT. The bridge will close very early Saturday morning from midnight until 6 a.m. Just like the previous closure, the bridge will allow walking … Continue reading

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2022 election endorsements from transportation and safe streets groups

Ballots should have arrived by mail or should be arriving very soon, which means it’s time to fight your procrastinating tendencies and vote now. If you haven’t received your ballot, check to make sure your voter information is updated. If … Continue reading

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Beacon Hill deserves as much safe streets urgency as Green Lake

Two different bike safety projects in Seattle started development in 2020: A concept to complete the bike lane loop around Green Lake and a project to connect Beacon Hill to the downtown bike network. But even though the City Council … Continue reading

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Alert 10/21-24: 520 Bridge Trail closed – UPDATE: Open!

UPDATE 10/23 8pm: The trail has reopened. The 520 Trail across Lake Washington will be closed starting at 11 p.m. tonight (Friday) until 5 a.m. Monday morning. I suppose the silver lining here is that this time the closure is … Continue reading

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Rain, finally! + Beware of extra-slick roads

Rain is finally here. Time to joyfully dig out your rain gear and go for a beautiful wet bike ride. Seattle comes to life in a totally different way when it rains. So if you are new to town, don’t … Continue reading

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Alert: Fremont Bridge closed overnight early Saturday

Heads up to anyone out late Friday or working early on Saturday: SDOT is repairing the metal bridge decking on the Fremont Bridge from midnight to 6 a.m. Saturday morning. The bridge, including the sidewalks, will be closed except for … Continue reading

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New trail connection to 1st Ave NE bridge opens in Northgate

Two years after Sound Transit construction closed a short walking and biking connection to the 1st Ave NE/N 117th Street bridge over I-5, the agency has opened its replacement. The new trail connection is short, but it is a significant … Continue reading

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Photo: Finally, an improvement to 9th Ave near Mercer

I noticed an improvement to 9th Ave this morning. I will admit that I was hoping for more, such as some physical bike lane protection or implementation of this $0 fix to help improve crosswalk and bike lane safety and … Continue reading

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Burke-Gilman Missing Link permit approved, though litigation is not over yet

SDOT has gained permit approval to build the Ballard Missing Link of the Burke-Gilman Trail, though the project is not out of the woods yet. Litigation is ongoing and will continue into 2023. But the Shoreline Permit brings the trail … Continue reading

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With his new SDOT Director in place, Mayor Harrell centers safety amid rising traffic deaths

With traffic deaths rising to horrific levels, Mayor Bruce Harrell has signaled his support for prioritizing and taking ownership of Vision Zero. Harrell spoke before a memorial ride Seattle Neighborhood Greenways organized in honor of Robb Mason last week, and … Continue reading

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Green Lake Inner Loop will detour to Outer Loop for boathouse construction

A short section of the Green Lake Inner Loop Path near the Aqua Theater will be rerouted to the Outer Loop path for about a year starting today. Seattle Parks is replacing the existing boathouse with a new 10,800 square-foot … Continue reading

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Wheels will be allowed again on Green Lake inner loop path

The Seattle Parks Department has decided to go back to the lakeside path’s pre-pandemic rules, which allowed people on “wheels” to travel counterclockwise on the path. The decision, approved by the Board of Park Commissioners, follows a series of public … Continue reading

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Park District Board approves Lake Washington Blvd. path funding 7–1

The Seattle Park District Board approved funding a path on Lake Washington Boulevard, voting 7–1 to include $404,000 to the 2023-24 budget plan. The historic boulevard is one of the city’s original Olmsted Boulevards, which were constructed in the early … Continue reading

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Morales proposes funding for a walking and biking path on Lake Washington Blvd. – UPDATED

UPDATE: It passed by a vote of 7-1 (Nelson no, Pedersen abstain). After a series of successful and popular experiments with extended car-free days on Lake Washington Boulevard in recent years, District 2 City Councilmember Tammy Morales has proposed $404,000 … Continue reading

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Friday: Memorial ride for Robb Mason starts at City Hall

Family and friends of Robb Mason as well as advocates for safer streets will hold a memorial bike ride Friday from Seattle City Hall to the crosswalk near the Spokane Street Bridge where he was killed. The ride starts at … Continue reading

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After a decade of community organizing, city will officially open the Cheasty mountain bike and hiking trails October 1

The Cheasty Mountain Bike and Pedestrian Trails project first won grant funding to clear out invasive greenery to create a recreation area between Rainier Valley and Beacon Hill in 2013, and supporters have been bushwhacking through the Seattle Process ever … Continue reading

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Photo: Biking downtown

I took this photo the other day, and I’m fairly happy with how it turned out. I’ve been really enjoying photography in recent months, so I figured I’d share any bike-related experiments with you all. Also, biking downtown is so … Continue reading

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I-90 Trail will remain open during weekend westbound bridge closure

The I-90 Bridge will remain open this weekend during expansion joint work on the Homer Hadley Bridge that will close all westbound lanes. We reported last week on a series of tough planned trail closures on the larger of the … Continue reading

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