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CM Johnson will join community walk for a safer NE 65th Street Thursday

It’s well past time to make NE 65th Street safer for everyone. A community walk Thursday plans to call for exactly that. The #Fix65th Safety Walk starts 8 a.m. Thursday at 12th Ave NE and NE 65th St. Councilmember Rob … Continue reading

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City Council will vote on Bike Master Plan + Next step: How to realize its vision

UPDATE: The Council passed the bike plan unanimously. On the way to City Hall, I caught up with Davey Oil, Madi Carlson and their children. To get downtown from Capitol Hill, we biked down busy Broadway, and it was safe … Continue reading

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Council Transportation Committee approves Bike Master Plan – UPDATED

I know it’s hard to believe, but the Bike Master Plan update that began in early 2012 is still working its way through the bowels of the Seattle Process™. But it may finally be approaching the finish line. The City … Continue reading

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Westlake group drops Bike Master Plan lawsuit

The group suing to delay the Bike Master Plan has dropped its legal challenge, opening the door for a City Council vote on the plan. Ed Murray took office after the lawsuit was filed, and staffers said the mayor’s office … Continue reading

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Bike plan hearing delayed until May, 100+ ride for a safer Westlake

It’s official. The hearing to decide the lawsuit to delay the Bike Master Plan update has, itself, been delayed. Originally scheduled for March, the date is now set for May 14. Meanwhile, Cascade Bicycle Club organized a bike ride along … Continue reading

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Cascade joins city in legal defense of Bike Master Plan, Westlake ‘policy ride’ planned Sunday

Cascade Bicycle Club has joined the legal battle over the Bike Master Plan update started by a handful of people upset about city plans to build a bikeway in the giant parking lot stretching between the Fremont Bridge and South … Continue reading

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Westlake lawyers seek more bike plan delays + Only boat & biz owners invited to ‘community meeting’

The handful of angry people who have lawyered up to delay the entire city-wide Bike Master Plan are already seeking to delay the process even further. Their reason? Too many people participated in crafting the Bike Master Plan. Yes, it’s … Continue reading

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People upset about Westlake bikeway file appeal to delay entire Bike Master Plan, hire Missing Link lawyer

With the help of a regional transportation grant, the city is in the early stages of planning a bikeway of some kind along the wide Westlake Ave N corridor. So far, the city has held one open house to gather … Continue reading

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Minneapolis takes lessons from Seattle’s bike plan to guide their own

Minneapolis and Hennepin County are reworking their bike plans, and Bikeways for Everyone has been following Seattle’s Bike Master Plan development for ways to “draw lessons from Seattle’s achievements.” Their list of lessons? Get businesses on board: “after they built … Continue reading

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Bike plan sails through public hearing

The Bike Master Plan sailed through a public hearing Wednesday with overwhelming support. Supporters of safe neighborhood streets packed the Council Chambers at City Hall to support the city’s plan for safe streets and bike routes in every Seattle neighborhood. … Continue reading

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Council will hold public hearing on Bike Master Plan Wednesday

This is a reminder that the City Council is holding a public hearing about the Bike Master Plan Wednesday, perhaps your last chance to submit comments on plan before the Council votes on it early next year. The hearing starts … Continue reading

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Bike Master Plan heads to City Council, presents bold vision of strong, healthy streets in every Seattle neighborhood

After an unprecedented number of hours reaching out to community groups, industry and commercial stakeholders, and the public at large, the Bicycle Master Plan update is finally in the hands of the City Council. The plan represents an impressive and … Continue reading

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Murray reverses his position about NE 75th Street bike lanes

The Ed Murray campaign this morning backtracked on his answer to Feet First about the NE 75th Street bike lanes, saying the project was “not a mistake.” As we reported yesterday, Murray had originally told Feet First that the project … Continue reading

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A closer look at the proposed NE 65th St options

As promised in our previous post (see also for background), here is a more in-depth and ground-tested look at the options SDOT is considering for NE 65th Street in the city-wide Bike Master Plan. I went on a bike tour … Continue reading

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Scigliano: Seattle’s bike investments have so far neglected equality

Equity is one of the key factors driving creation and prioritization of the Bike Master Plan update. And while that might seem like a no-brainer — everyone deserves safe streets — a story today by Eric Scigliano at Crosscut points … Continue reading

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Seattle Transit Blog: Business on NE 65th dramatically increased after bike lane was installed

UPDATE 8/16: I understand that pairing this headline and this graphic was slightly misleading, so I want to make it clear that the study quoted here does not have enough data to say this rise is due to the bike … Continue reading

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Mayor McGinn will hold Monday town hall to discuss NE 65th Street

In the whole Bicycle Master Plan update, the idea of a protected bike lane of some kind on NE 65th Street has proven to be the most controversial. But it also one of the projects with the most promise, both … Continue reading

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Bike Master Plan Draft 2: NW Seattle, Fremont, Phinney, Greenwood, Crown Hill, Bitter Lake

The last day to comment on the second draft of the Bicycle Master Plan is Friday (today!). Email your comments to bmpupdate@seattle.gov. This post is a continuation of a series investigating some of changes in the newest draft of the … Continue reading

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Bike Master Plan Draft 2: West Seattle, Duwamish Valley, Queen Anne, Interbay and Magnolia

The last day to comment on the second draft of the Bicycle Master Plan is Friday (today!). Email your comments to bmpupdate@seattle.gov. This post is a continuation of a series investigating some of changes in the newest draft of the … Continue reading

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Bike Master Plan Draft 2: Central Seattle

The last day to comment on the second draft of the Bicycle Master Plan is Friday. Email your comments to bmpupdate@seattle.gov. This post is a continuation of a series investigating some of changes in the newest draft of the Bike … Continue reading

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