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City will release next draft of the updated Bike Master Plan Wednesday, open houses coming up

The city is ready to release its newest draft of the Bike Master Plan. They are holding a series of open houses starting Wednesday (6 PM at City Hall) to show off the plan and get more feedback (you may … Continue reading

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Bike Master Plan: NE and SE Seattle

This is the fifth post in a series analyzing Seattle’s draft Bicycle Master Plan update. The deadline to comment on the draft map is today (January 31). This post will focus on the Northeast and Southeast neighborhoods. Northeast Seattle Northeast Seattle, … Continue reading

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KUOW talks Bike Master Plan

KUOW’s The Conversation discussed the Bicycle Master Plan update Thursday afternoon. The program is archived online here if you want to give it a listen. I was among those interviewed. Do I really say “ya know” and “um” that often? … Continue reading

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23rd Ave complete streets project will span the Central District

The main north-south arterial street in the Central District (my neighborhood) is going to get a big complete streets makeover in 2014-15. Currently designed like a four-lane highway, 23rd Ave is by far the most dangerous street in the neighborhood. … Continue reading

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Bike Master Plan: West Seattle, Sodo and South Park

This is the fourth post in a series analyzing Seattle’s draft Bicycle Master Plan update, which is currently taking public comments. This post will focus on West Seattle, Sodo, Georgetown and South Park. Stay tuned for future posts looking at … Continue reading

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Bike Master Plan: Northwest Seattle – UPDATED

This is the third post in a series analyzing Seattle’s draft Bicycle Master Plan update, which is currently taking public comments. This post will focus on the northwest neighborhoods, north of the Ship Canal and west of Aurora. Stay tuned … Continue reading

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Bike Master Plan: Central Seattle and downtown

This is the second post in a series analyzing Seattle’s draft Bicycle Master Plan update, which is currently taking public comments. This post will focus on the central neighborhoods south of the Ship Canal and north of I-90. Stay tuned … Continue reading

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Bike Master Plan: Neighborhood greenways are much more than ‘alternatives’ to bike lanes

This is the first post in a series analyzing the draft Bicycle Master Plan update, which is currently taking public comments. There is a meeting tonight (Tuesday) 5:30–7:30 at UW’s Gould Hall and a November 15 online lunchtime meeting. Neighborhood … Continue reading

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A look at the draft Bike Master Plan facilities map + Meeting Thursday at New Holly

The first in a series of Bicycle Master Plan public meetings was held Wednesday at City Hall, giving a first look at the draft map of recommended bike facilities and asking people for modifications and feedback. The next meetings are … Continue reading

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Bike Master Plan public meetings start Wednesday

The city is developing an update to the Bicycle Master Plan adopted in 2007, and you are about to get your first chance to get a look at the draft network map of future bicycle facilities they have created. The … Continue reading

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SDOT on the state of bicycling in Seattle

The Seattle Department of Transportation recently released it’s report on the State of the Seattle Bicycling Environment. In essence, the report is a look at how well the city is implementing the 2007 Bicycle Master Plan, and includes data-supported advice … Continue reading

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Upcoming Bike Master Plan meetings will discuss proposed facilities

The next phase of public outreach regarding the bike master plan update is gearing up, and you’ll have a chance to comment on proposed routes for neighborhood greenways, cycle tracks, bike lanes and more. To the right, you can see … Continue reading

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Group launches to promote cycling improvements in West Seattle

Do you live, work or play in West Seattle? Do you ever feel like West Seattle is behind the rest of the city in safe, continuous bike routes? You’re not alone. West Seattle Bike Connections formed recently with the primary … Continue reading

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Tell the WA Gov candidates, City Council to support bike investments

Do you have petition fatigue yet? I hope not, because I have a few more for you. First of all, Transportation for Washington wants you to write to both gubernatorial candidates — Rob McKenna and Jay Inslee — asking them … Continue reading

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Survey: One quarter of Seattle adults ride bikes

A recent statistically-valid phone survey shines some light on who is bicycling in Seattle, and shows some common barriers that keep people from cycling more. The biggest number that jumped out at me: About 24 percent* of Seattle adults ride … Continue reading

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Canadian study: On residential streets, traffic diversion is key for safe cycling

The University of British Columbia cycling safety research group Cycling in Cities presented the Velo-City 2012 conference with some fascinating studies on the relative safety of urban cycling infrastructure in Canada. Their findings could be extremely useful as the city … Continue reading

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Seattle’s new focus on neighborhood biking and protected bike lanes makes national news

Seattle is getting press all over the country today from an AP story about the city’s new neighborhood and protected bikeway focus. Not only does the story by Phuong Le do a great job of capturing the city’s shift to … Continue reading

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City launches new interactive bike map, bike plan survey

To kick off Bike Month and the Bicycle Master Plan Update, the city has launched some new online tools to help people find good bike routes and make recommendations for changes. First off, the city’s new online bike map goes … Continue reading

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