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WSDOT is testing out a less bumpy gap cover on the 520 Bridge trail

The trail on the 520 Bridge is amazing, except for one annoying and possibly dangerous detail: The metal plates that cover the floating bridge’s expansion gaps are jarringly bumpy. It’s a frustrating detail in what is otherwise a wonderful experience … Continue reading

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Do you travel to or from the Eastside? You gotta give biking the 520 Bridge a try

Biking across the 520 Bridge during a sunny evening commute this week, I was floored by the sheer number of people biking across Lake Washington. I knew demand for a biking connection on this bridge was going to be big, … Continue reading

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Aviva Stephens: Pedaling my way to the 520 Bridge

EDITOR’S NOTE: Aviva Stephens is a Seattle native and financial professional who discovered the benefits and joys of cycling on her challenging work commute between Ballard and the Eastside. Find more of her writing on Medium and follow her on … Continue reading

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The new 520 Bridge Trail brings our region closer together

The trail across the new 520 Bridge opened just before Christmas, opening new possibilities for biking in the region. For example, a trip from downtown Kirkland to UW Station has been cut in half, and you can make it most … Continue reading

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520 Trail opens today + Where to go for the opening celebration

Today’s the day! Starting at 3 p.m., you will finally be able to bike across the 520 Bridge whenever you want. To celebrate, Cascade Bicycle Club is hosting free group rides from both the Seattle and Bellevue sides of the … Continue reading

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520 Bridge Trail will finally open December 20

Well, WSDOT has said all along that the 520 Bridge Trail will open in Fall 2017, and it technically will. The region’s most significant new biking and walking connection in decades will open December 20 at 3 p.m., 17 hours … Continue reading

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520 Bridge Trail on for autumn opening + WSDOT will not fix jarring expansion plates

A trail over the 520 Bridge will revolutionize biking in the region. Bicycle travel times between many parts of Seattle and major Eastside communities will be slashed. Biking from UW to downtown Kirkland, for example, will be cut in half. Instead … Continue reading

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520 Trail gets so close, yet so far

Medina just got an awesome new park. You can now walk or bike 1.3 miles from Evergreen Point out into the middle of Lake Washington on a floating bridge, bringing you tantalizingly within reach of Seattle. But for another year, … Continue reading

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Ahead of public hearing, a couple ways to make the 520 Bridge plans better

In case you haven’t noticed, the state is building a new 520 Bridge. And as we noted back in February, the biking and walking elements of their Seattle-side plans have come a long way since the initial drafts. But there’s … Continue reading

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Bellevue installs its first bike counters + First look at the data

The City of Bellevue and WSDOT have installed the city’s first ever electronic bike counters to track hour-by-hour usage of the I-90 and 520 Trails. As we’ve seen with Seattle’s counters (the oldest being the Fremont Bridge counter), having daily … Continue reading

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