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Cascade Bicycle Club’s Emerald City Ride 2018 won’t ever be repeated because part of the route will be on the slated-for-demolishion Alaskan Way Viaduct. The third annual Emerald City Ride sticks with the theme: Bike on freeways typically off-limits to … Continue reading
Seattle Bike Blog has been opposed to the downtown car tunnel since this site started in 2010, and we still are. It’s an enormous investment in unsustainable transportation that will likely make downtown and South Lake Union traffic worse. It’s a … Continue reading
The Battery Street Tunnel has been part of Seattle for 65 years, but very few people have ever had the opportunity to walk through it. Well, Sunday morning is your chance. Walk the Battery is a free public event, part … Continue reading
It is 2016. Nearly every month this year reached the hottest global average on record. Cities across the world and across our nation are working to remove downtown highways that divide and depress their vital economic and cultural centers. Yet … Continue reading
Voter turnout for the August 2 primary is looking very low so far. Don’t miss your chance to help the housing levy scream to victory. And hey, dropping your ballot at a dropbox is a great excuse for a bike … Continue reading
The draft Environmental Impact Statement for the redesigned Seattle downtown waterfront is out. You have until August 12 to submit comments, which you can do via this online survey or by emailing DEIS@waterfrontseattle.org. The final EIS should be out in … Continue reading
Seattle is a city that is doing everything. Our city makes all the lists of places in the nation that are making smart decisions and getting results.* Best place to get a job? Made that list. Best new protected bike … Continue reading
The megaproject to repair the delayed downtown highway megaproject has been delayed. Again. The tunnel project team had their shot to build the tunnel before the viaduct was torn down. They blew it, and now the viaduct is sinking beyond … Continue reading
The biking and walking trail under the newly-opened Atlantic Street Overpass is now open, fixing a confusing bike connection between E Marginal Way and the Alaskan Way Trail into downtown. When the overpass opened to traffic early this year, the … Continue reading
While we here at Seattle Bike Blog have been very much against the Highway 99 deep bore highway tunnel all along, it was mostly because it is too expensive for what we were going to get. Basically, by investing in … Continue reading
Steve Greenberg was struck by a somebody he says made an illegal right turn on red across the temporary bikeway under the Alaskan Way Viaduct. The collision occurred Friday morning where King Street crosses under the viaduct. He was not … Continue reading
If you commute along the waterfront or via the ferry, you have probably gotten used to the bike detour changing over and over again. Sometimes it’s a big improvement, but sometimes it’s not. Well, brace yourself for another big change … Continue reading
Remember the scary tale by Kit Newman, who says he was nearly struck by a truck on S Alaskan Way near Atlantic? Well, West Seattle bike commuter Tom Furtwangler (from Bikejuju) made a video clearly outlining the problem:
Well, our city has voted to invest an astronomical amount of money to build a tunnel for cars. It’s an investment in the past, in pollution and in continued, long-term motor vehicle use. I can’t deny I’m a bit relieved … Continue reading
Cyclists who use Alaskan Way to head south from downtown will be routed around a block of construction from now until April 8, according to WSDOT. In addition to the one-block detour, WSDOT is trying to route cyclists onto side … Continue reading
MBA_Trailer from Streetfilms on Vimeo. Meanwhile, Protect Seattle Now has gathered 29,000 referendum signatures. They need 16,503 of those to be accepted. Pretty good odds. Polls show only 35 percent of people in Seattle want a tunnel. Studies show far … Continue reading
The same morning we wrote about the economics of highway removal and suggested we try closing the viaduct, Mayor McGinn was saying something similar on KUOW. So is Michael van Baker at the SunBreak (which has a wonderful new site … Continue reading
In a post full to the brim with incredible economic stats, Elly Blue spells out the economic benefits of urban highway removal. Among the incredible bits of knowledge she reveals: “for the $75 million spent repaving three miles of urban … Continue reading