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Green Lake bikeway would help restore the original Olmsted park plan

“The Aurora Avenue extension, if authorized by the voters, must be paid for not in money alone, but in the blood of the children who are entitled, first to safe passage to their schools and second, to safety in their … Continue reading

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92% of drivers speeding on Aurora points to need for urgent action

A speed study conducted by the Seattle Department of Transportation early last October showed that 92% of drivers using Aurora Ave N at N 112th Street, where the speed limit is 35 mph, were exceeding that speed limit, with 66% … Continue reading

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Aurora Ave traffic fatality is 10th in less than two years

Last night, 5 days after SDOT announced that it had installed two speed-display signs on either side of the Aurora bridge, a pedestrian was hit and killed on the Queen Anne side of Aurora Avenue N by someone driving. The … Continue reading

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Walk through the Battery Street Tunnel Sunday + What will be its legacy in our city?

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

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Rethinking Seattle’s Freeways: Mr. Inslee, tear down this Aurora wall

What if Bertha never finishes the SR 99 highway tunnel? What if SR 99 doesn’t need to be a freeway-style highway through downtown at all? And what if that’s true for the whole city, too? In other words, what if … Continue reading

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The massive casualty toll in the Ride the Ducks collision is hard to comprehend

From January through the end of August, five people had been killed in Seattle traffic. In a single collision today, four people were killed, eight were critically injured, eight more were seriously injured, and one is in “satisfactory” condition, according … Continue reading

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Work on Hwy 99 tunnel ramps will close Dexter bike lanes + Is this a chance to extend the redesign?

The state is set to start utility relocation work to prepare the area between South Lake Union and Lower Queen Anne for the Highway 99 tunnel’s new on and off ramps. That means crews need to dig up parts of … Continue reading

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Temporary Mercer walk/bike path under Aurora finally connects Dexter to Lower Queen Anne

After decades of being isolated from the city’s bicycle network, Lower Queen Anne is on the verge of a bike revolution. And a new temporary walk/bike path on Mercer under Aurora gives a preview of what it will be like … 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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Walking in Seattle: 1/3 of Seattle pedestrian deaths occur on state and federal roads

Almost all of Seattle’s streets are city-owned and operated. Yet one third of the people who die while walking in our city are killed on federal and state highways, Walking in Seattle reports: Of the 104 pedestrians that were killed … Continue reading

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Man biking on Aurora injured in collision with car

A man in his 40s went to the hospital with serious but not life-threatening injuries Thursday evening after colliding with a car while biking southbound on Aurora near 90th Ave N N 90th St. From SPD: On October 20th, at … Continue reading

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What we can learn from the tunnel vote loss

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

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Seattle Crime: Police bust prolific bike thief and chop shop

It’s warm, and that means bike thefts are at their peak. But thanks to a fight between a bike thief and an acquaintance, SPD busted one prolific thief and uncovered his chop shop, housed in a storage unit at 115th … Continue reading

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2011 primary election bike-friendly voter’s guide

It’s voting time again. Odds are, your ballot is sitting in a pile of mail somewhere. Go dig it out. It’s time to vote with your spokes. Seattle Bike Blog is hardly prepared to provide a comprehensive voter’s guide, but … Continue reading

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Morning Matinee: 100,000 people take to the ‘opened’ streets of LA for CicLAvia

CicLAvia, Let’s Go! from Streetfilms on Vimeo. Sunday, LA opened up some of its busiest streets to people, and the result sounds astounding. The video above is by the hardworking folks at Streetfilms.

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