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Bike Master Plan Draft 2: Sodo, Beacon Hill and Southeast Seattle

The last day to comment on the second draft of the Bicycle Master Plan is Friday. Email your comments to bmpupdate@seattle.gov. Southeast Seattle During review of the first draft of the Bike Master Plan, we said this: While changes to … Continue reading

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Cheasty Trail and Bike Park project boosters call for support at levy meeting

There have been a lot of ups and downs in the past year for the Cheasty Greenspace Trails & Bike Park project (AKA Beacon Bike Park). With plans to mobilize huge numbers of volunteers to restore a section of Cheasty … Continue reading

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With greenway work (slowly) coming together, Beacon BIKES kicks off spring action

As the city works to very slowly piece together the elements of Beacon Hill’s first neighborhood greenway stretching from the I-90 Trail to Georgetown, Beacon BIKES is holding it’s first meeting of the year to talk about waling and biking … Continue reading

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Bike Master Plan: NE and SE Seattle

This is the fifth post in a series analyzing Seattle’s draft Bicycle Master Plan update. The deadline to comment on the draft map is today (January 31). This post will focus on the Northeast and Southeast neighborhoods. Northeast Seattle Northeast Seattle, … Continue reading

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Mayor announces 3 Safe Routes to School projects as part of 2013-14 budget

Mayor McGinn announced three significant Safe Routes to School projects during a press event Wednesday as part of his ongoing 2013-14 city budget proposal roll-out. In doing so, he also stressed the importance not only of road safety, but the … Continue reading

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Bike Rack News: Beacon Hill grocery gets corral + Sportworks profiled + Biz owner still waiting

There’s lots of bike parking news floating around Seattle this week. Here’s a look at some of the happenings around town: Beacon Hill Red Apple creates bike corral in prime parking spot I first heard of Beacon BIKES’ mission to … Continue reading

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Tuesday: Can’t Fool the Youth freestyle demo and film screening on Beacon Hill

Zlog, a Seattle fixed gear culture blog and event promoter, and Namsayin are hosting a freestyle demo and screening of Can’t Fool the Youth freestyle videos today (Tuesday) on Beacon Hill. Details from Zlog: Although it is a little short … Continue reading

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Man robbed at gunpoint while biking to Beacon Hill bus stop

A man was robbed at gunpoint while biking to a bus stop on Beacon Hill early Tuesday, according to SPD. The robber stopped him where the Chief Sealth Trail crosses Beacon Ave and pointed a gun at him, demanding his … Continue reading

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Lots o’ bike action at Saturday’s Jefferson Park Jubilee + Bike stereos needed

Beacon Hill is throwing a huge bash to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Jefferson Park Saturday. And you know what? The park just happens to be in the center of the planned neighborhood greenway, so of course there’s going to … Continue reading

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The Beacon Hill neighborhood greenway is almost here

The route of the pending 2.8-mile neighborhood greenway from the I-90 Trail to Jefferson Park is already one of my favorite biking routes in the city. But the city plans to make some key improvements to the route that could … Continue reading

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Reader Question: I’m moving to Seattle soon, am I going to need gears?

Just got an email from Bryce, who is moving to the U District soon and will be commuting to Beacon Hill. What advice do you have for him, both in terms of bike routes and in terms of bike needs? … Continue reading

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Two chances to get involved with mountain bike trail work in Seattle and the state

Want more mountain biking in Washington State Parks? How about a mountain bike trail on Beacon Hill? Well, you have two chances coming up to get involved. Beacon Bike Park Cheasty Greenspace is the only natural area in the city … Continue reading

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Tuesday: Ride with SBAB for a SE Seattle bikeability tour

Southeast Seattle desperately needs ambitious, family-friendly biking and walking routes. Tomorrow, you are invited to join the Seattle Bicycle Advisory Board and a slew of other biking and neighborhood organizations for a two-hour biking tour from the Mountains-to-Sound Trail to … Continue reading

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Mountains to Sound Greenway looking to become National Heritage Area

In a time of tight state budgets and increased demand for preserved natural areas, the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust is looking to get the area designated as a National Heritage Area. This would increase opportunities for grants and strengthen … Continue reading

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City plans 11 miles of neighborhood greenways in 2012

By this time next year, there should be 11 miles of neighborhood greenways completed in Seattle, with an additional 11 miles planned for 2013. The 2012 total includes seven miles paid for by the city (in Ballard, Beacon Hill, Greenwood, … Continue reading

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No slowing down for citizen neighborhood greenway organizers

It might be winter, but the citizen neighborhood greenway organizers are still moving full speed ahead, and their numbers are steadily growing. They held a meeting for residents of Phinney Ridge and Greenwood Wednesday, they are organizing a community bike … Continue reading

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Beacon BIKES and SDOT line neighborhood greenway route with trees

Beacon Hill’s first neighborhood greenway is getting pieced together. SDOT has installed many of the wayfinding signs and will soon be installing sharrows along the route. And this week, SDOT’s Urban Forestry crews installed 70 trees along 18th Ave from … Continue reading

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Weir: New trail ends at dangerous spot

Willie Weir, a bicycling writer, speaker and Beacon Hill resident, is concerned about the where the new Mountains-to-Sound Trail extension ends. The trail runs into a mid-hill point where Beacon Ave turns into the Holgate St Bridge. It’s very steep … Continue reading

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Mountains-to-Sound Greenway ribbon-cutting Saturday + Video spoiler

The Mountains-to-Sound Greenway extension on Beacon Hill is complete, and there will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony Saturday, October 29 at 2:30 p.m. at Daejeon Park (see poster below). A couple friends and I took a detour on our way to … Continue reading

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The neighborhood safe speeds bill has unanimous, bipartisan support

20’s Plenty For Us from Streetfilms on Vimeo. Last year, freshman state Representative Cindy Ryu sponsored a bill that won wide, unanimous and bipartisan support. HB 1217 would allow municipalities to bypass red tape when lowering speed limits on non-arterial … Continue reading

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