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Watch: Mayor Durkan celebrates downtown bike lanes, says more to come

(Video transcript) Mayor Jenny Durkan has completely changed her tune about bike lanes since her first year in office. Well, that’s not entirely accurate because in her first year in office, she said very little about bike lanes at all. … Continue reading

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Crews are currently building Seattle’s most important new bike connection in years

It may be short, but don’t let that fool you. The protected bike lanes currently under construction on a few blocks of S Main St and 5th Ave S between the International District and the 2nd Ave bike lane should … Continue reading

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Downtown-to-ID bike lane options are proving difficult, city plans subpar route

Connecting the 2nd Ave bike lane to the International District and the Southeast Seattle bike routes beyond is proving to be very difficult. This connection is the single most important missing piece of the downtown bike network, and the City … Continue reading

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The One Center City plan includes some bold ideas, but fails to prioritize safety

The One Center City partnership released a set of “near-term strategies” for a major redesign of downtown streets Thursday that would increase bus capacity, could increase car capacity, and neither commits to building a connected network of safe bike lanes … Continue reading

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Yesler bridge work starts today + Will they build the right kind of bike lanes?

A $19.8 million project to rehab the historic Yesler Way bridge downtown starts today. Yesler Way will be under construction from 6th to 3rd Avenues downtown until fall 2017. You should also expect construction and detours on 4th and 5th … Continue reading

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Man killed and woman seriously injured in shared-bike collision with bus

A man and woman sharing a bike collided with a Sound Transit bus at 5th and Main at 10:40 p.m. Saturday night. The woman was seriously injured, but conscious at the scene. The man died. Our condolences to his friends … Continue reading

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5th Ave has a new protected bike lane … for one block

The city recently completed and opened a one-block section of protected bike lane on 5th Ave just south of Mercer. Like the Mercer bike lane, the lane is glorious where it exists. It’s bright green and separated from the street, … Continue reading

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Times: Innovative 5th Ave bikeway and public space in the works

Here’s an idea that’s incredibly obvious and way overdue: Shift parking on 5th Ave underneath the monorail columns, then use the skinny lane to the west to create a fully protected bikeway and expand the neighborhood space. Right now, the … Continue reading

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SPD: Woman with walker killed crossing street downtown

A man driving a pickup truck struck and killed a woman with a walker as she crossed Seneca at 5th Ave near the YWCA Thursday afternoon. UPDATE: The King County Medical Examiner has identified her as Michele Jozefiak, 45. Our … Continue reading

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