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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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Beacon Hill’s neighborhood greenways starting to grow

Beacon BIKES has been hard at work since the release of their Family Bicycle and Pedestrian Circulation Plan this summer. SDOT has installed signage for one of the plan’s proposed neighborhood greenways on 17th and 18th Avenues S, according to … Continue reading

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Weekend Guide: Rainier Summer Streets featuring Bike Works Block Party

This ragtag crew and I biked this machine from Beacon Hill to Bike Works HQ in Columbia City yesterday to get it ready for Saturday’s Rainier Valley Heritage Parade, which is followed by Summer Streets on Rainier Ave and a … Continue reading

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Weekend Guide: PhinneyWood Summer Streets + Beacon Hill family bike ride

The PhinneyWood Summer Streets festival takes over 17 blocks of Greenwood Ave today (August 12). This is one of the larger Summer Streets fests in the city, so be sure to stop by. From SDOT: Walk. Bike. Shop. Play. Breathe. … Continue reading

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KIRO reporter concerned about MTS Trail extention through ‘the Jungle’

The under-construction extension of the Mountains-to-Sound Trail through Rizal Park and along the northwest slope of Beacon Hill will run through an unofficial homeless encampment that can get pretty rough. Unfortunately dubbed “the Jungle,” the steep-banked greenbelt has seen grisly … Continue reading

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S Columbian Way project to calm traffic, connect Beacon Hill and Columbia City

SDOT repaved and redesigned S Columbian Way between 15th Ave S and Beacon Ave S last year, and the interim results are promising: •    Traffic volume up 15-20% •    No change in number of collisions •    85th percentile speed down … Continue reading

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Trail updates: Ship Canal, MTS trail extensions coming this year

Utility relocation for the final segment of the Ship Canal Trail started in early May. Once completed, construction can begin to extend the trail all the way to Fisherman’s Terminal, allowing people on foot or bicycle a way to bypass … Continue reading

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Still not convinced of the benefits of complete streets?

SDOT published a post on their blog with great before and after shots of the redesigned intersection at 15th Ave S and S Lander St. Sited a block from the light rail station, the intersection’s former design can be seen … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day – Love your bike with Beacon BIKES

Don’t have a date for Valentine’s Day? Refuse to participate in a Hallmark-fabricated holiday based around unsustainably-grown flowers and poorly-written greeting cards? Well, Beacon BIKES is holding a VD event featuring Willie Weir. From Beacon BIKES:

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Beacon BIKES to hold neighborhood transportation summit Saturday

Beacon BIKES is on a mission to encourage new safe routes for all people moving around on Beacon Hill. They have hired a consultant and the groups hopes the work will influence next year’s revision of the city’s bicycle master … Continue reading

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Bike lanes part of repaved S Columbian Way

Beacon Hill now has some more bike lanes. Some day this project will meet up with plans for S Columbian Way/Alaska between Beacon Ave and MLK, greatly enhancing connectivity between Beacon Hill (and the Chief Sealth Trail) and Columbia City. … Continue reading

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Chief Sealth Trail extention will help connect from Othello station to SoDo, Capitol Hill

Paving is complete for the north extension of the Chief Sealth Trail on Beacon Hill. Work is still needed to make curbs and ramps. The trail will end at 15th Ave S a couple blocks south of the new climbing … Continue reading

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City proposes Beacon Hill bike trail to connect I-90 to Sodo

SDOT is proposing a bike trail along the west side of Beacon Hill that would connect the I-90 trail to Beacon Ave near I-5. The project will provide a nice route through the greenbelt to people riding from the east … Continue reading

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Beacon BIKES! picks consultant

Beacon BIKES!, a group pushing for bike infrastructure within neighborhoods, has chosen a consultant for their “Family Bike and Pedestrian Circulation Plan.” The citizen group is organizing in part to influence next year’s neighborhood and bicycle master plan updates. Group … Continue reading

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A bike boulevard for Beacon Hill

Dylan from Beacon BIKES, a recently-formed group focused on advocating for more bike infrastructure within neighborhoods, created an interesting walk-through of a potential bike boulevard route through Beacon Hill. Move the map behind the video player to see the route … Continue reading

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