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SDOT will make some safety improvements to 15th Ave S as they work on bike lane design

After community feedback, SDOT will move to slow traffic speeds on 15th Ave S on Beacon Hill in the spring while the project moves through the design process. The department will install a series of speed cushions as well as … Continue reading

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More notes on two-way vs one-way bike lanes on Beacon Hill

The biggest decision point presented in SDOT’s Beacon Hill bike lane survey (open through January 6) is whether the city should build one-way bike lanes on either side of 15th Ave S or one two-way bike lane on the east … Continue reading

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Take this new Beacon Hill bike lane survey + Upcoming pop-up feedback sessions

SDOT has released a new online survey to gather feedback on the proposed Beacon Hill bike lane options. So take a few minutes to complete it now (check the project page for non-English versions). The department is also hosting a … Continue reading

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A look at latest Beacon Hill bike lane designs + SDOT says they will try to build them ‘sooner’

SDOT has released updated design work for the Beacon Hill bike lane project, which includes two options for 15th Ave S as well as different options for handling bus stops. As Ryan Packer reported for the Urbanist last month, the … Continue reading

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Beacon Hill deserves as much safe streets urgency as Green Lake

Two different bike safety projects in Seattle started development in 2020: A concept to complete the bike lane loop around Green Lake and a project to connect Beacon Hill to the downtown bike network. But even though the City Council … Continue reading

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City puts final touches on important José Rizal Bridge bike lanes

Seattle is working to catch up on bike projects after Mayor Jenny Durkan paused or cancelled nearly all bike plans during the first half or so of her term. And though it may be nearly impossible to completely make up … Continue reading

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After years of delay, improvements coming to 15th Ave S & S Columbian Way intersection

Later this year, the Seattle Department of Transportation is set to complete improvements that will make it easier to bike through one of Beacon Hill’s trickiest intersections. The changes planned at 15th Ave S and S Columbian Way come three … Continue reading

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Jose Rizal bridge bike lane is in place, another harrowing slip lane closed

The painted bike lane is now in place on the Dr. Jose P Rizal Bridge on 12th Ave S, a big construction milestone in the 12th Ave Vision Zero project, which is creating a bike connection between Little Saigon and … Continue reading

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SDOT starts design work on major Beacon Hill bike route – UPDATED

UPDATE: Here’s the video of the city’s presentation: Beacon Hill has one street that cuts across the grid to be the most direct route and is less steep than other streets nearby: Beacon Ave S. Even with hardly any bike … Continue reading

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Peace Peloton rides Saturday, expands to Tacoma + Video

The Peace Peloton rides Saturday from The Station coffee shop near Beacon Hill light rail station to Maple Wood Playfield in South Beacon Hill. Meet at The Station from 10 to noon, then ride all over Beacon Hill and Rainier … Continue reading

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SDOT pilots a car-free Lake Washington Blvd through Tuesday, announces more Stay Healthy Streets

Lake Washington Blvd has been the most-requested street for the city’s car-free and car-light street projects, which started as a response to the COVID-19 outbreak and the need to create more space for people to safely distance while getting some … Continue reading

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After pushback, city will complete Columbian Way bike lane at Beacon Ave

Here’s some great news for southend bike riders: SDOT has decided to complete the westbound S Columbian Way bike lane at Beacon Ave after all. As we reported in June, neighbors of the major Columbian Way repaving project were surprised … Continue reading

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I guess I need to take back some of the nice things I said about the Neighborhood Street Fund… UPDATED

UPDATE: Be sure to read to the bottom of this post for an update from SDOT. This specific Neighborhood Street Fund project is dead, but the department has not abandoned this intersection, a spokesperson said. Yesterday’s post was supposed to … Continue reading

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Sunday: ‘Feast in the Street’ on Beacon Hill to support Seattle Neighborhood Greenways

Eat food, listen to music and support the work of Seattle Neighborhood Greenways Sunday, all in the middle of Beacon Hill’s Roberto Maestas Festival Street. Feast in the Street is a fundraiser for SNG that also “lets us re-imagine our … Continue reading

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SDOT quietly deletes key section from southend bike lane at the last minute, misleads the public about the change

In yet another hit to the already sorely lacking southend bike network, SDOT quietly made a last-minute change to the Columbian Way paving project to remove an uphill section of protected bike lane as the road approaches Beacon Ave S. … Continue reading

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Want some company biking downtown? Join these welcoming West and SE Seattle rides or start your own

Biking on city streets can be more fun and less intimidating when you are with a group. And riding with a group can be a great way to become familiar with a route and learn some tips before trying it … Continue reading

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After much study and some changes, Cheasty Trails and Bike Park gets environmental thumbs up

The community-led Cheasty Trails and Bike Park concept has been six years in making. With a series of walking and mountain biking trails in the greenbelt, project boosters hope to create much-needed access to outdoor recreation in a steep greenbelt … Continue reading

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Sound Transit offers half-price access to Beacon Hill and Angle Lake bike cages

Sound Transit is offering a sweet deal on membership to two of its stations’ secure bike cages: Six months free if you sign up for a year. The catch is that you have to sign up by the end of … Continue reading

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Work underway to replace S Holgate bridge staircase with ramp

The S Holgate Street Bridge is far from the friendliest bike route between Sodo and North Beacon Hill, but it is definitely the most direct. But because the only sidewalk on the bridge turns into a staircase at the Sodo … Continue reading

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Dad killed while biking to 2nd job, leaves 5 kids orphaned in Philippines

Ronacin Tjhung was working more than 60 hours a week at two jobs to send money back to support his five children in the Philippines. Those children, between 9 and 16, lost their mother in the terrible typhoon Haiyan (also known … Continue reading

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