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Biking increased 32% thanks to downtown Bellevue bike lane + City will keep it, debates expanding network

The City of Bellevue may have just conducted the most thorough study of a bike lane pilot project ever. The 31-page report (PDF) about the 108th Ave NE bike lane in the Eastside city’s downtown core found that bicycling increased … Continue reading

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Bellevue is creating a Vision Zero ‘action plan,’ take their survey

The Bellevue City Council unanimously endorsed Vision Zero in 2015, and now they are putting together an action plan to help eliminate deaths and serious injuries on city streets by 2030. City staff have put together an online survey to … Continue reading

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Seattle and Bellevue both make it on America’s Best New Bikeways of 2018

Seattle and Bellevue both turned heads nationally with protected bike lanes that opened this year, making People For Bikes’ list of “America’s 10 Best New Bikeways of 2018.” Seattle’s entry, the fantastic 2nd Ave bike lane extension in Belltown, made … Continue reading

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Take Bellevue’s survey about the 108th Ave NE bike lanes

Bellevue wants to know what you think of their demonstration bike lanes on 108th Ave NE, so take their online survey and let them know. The city opened the new bike lanes this summer as a practical test of the … Continue reading

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The Eastside Rail Trail grows: Celebrate Renton-to-Bellevue Saturday + A look at Kirkland-to-Spring District

King County will celebrate the opening of the newest section of the Eastside Rail Trail in Renton Saturday. The four-mile segment connects Gene Coulon Park to Newcastle Beach Park. Details from King County: Dear Friend of the ERC, Join King … Continue reading

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Bellevue just opened bike lanes through the heart of its downtown, launched bike share

I just had by far the least stressful bike ride through downtown Bellevue in my life. The newly opened 108th Ave NE bike lanes span the Eastside city’s downtown from NE 12th Street in the north to Main Street in … Continue reading

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Do you travel to or from the Eastside? You gotta give biking the 520 Bridge a try

Biking across the 520 Bridge during a sunny evening commute this week, I was floored by the sheer number of people biking across Lake Washington. I knew demand for a biking connection on this bridge was going to be big, … Continue reading

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Aviva Stephens: Pedaling my way to the 520 Bridge

EDITOR’S NOTE: Aviva Stephens is a Seattle native and financial professional who discovered the benefits and joys of cycling on her challenging work commute between Ballard and the Eastside. Find more of her writing on Medium and follow her on … Continue reading

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Cascade: Bellevue City Council set to decide on downtown bike lane pilot Monday + How you can help

The Bellevue City Council will decide Monday whether the city will move forward with a demonstration protected bike lane on 108th Ave NE downtown, a first for Seattle’s biggest Eastside neighbor. The city’s Transportation Commission voted 5-2 last month in … Continue reading

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Cascade: Support Bellevue’s downtown bike lane plans Thursday

As we reported previously, the City of Bellevue plans to build one or more demonstration bike lanes in its downtown core this spring as a pilot project to try out the design and give people a chance to see them … Continue reading

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Bellevue plans to pilot game-changing downtown bike lane (or two)

Downtown Bellevue could be biking laps around downtown Seattle if it wanted to. Not only is downtown Bellevue much flatter than Seattle, the Eastside city’s streets are very wide, which makes them primed and ready to host a network of … Continue reading

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Bellevue considers bike share permits, take their survey today

With thousands of bikes already in operation in Seattle and construction on a second cross-lake bike trail wrapping up in just a couple months, the City of Bellevue is considering its own permits to allow private bike share companies to … Continue reading

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Using machine learning to predict traffic collisions in Bellevue (and how you can help)

The City of Bellevue, the UW and Microsoft just launched a fascinating machine-learning effort to analyze traffic danger and identify collision locations and conditions before they happen. But they need your help marking-up segments of video to identify people walking, … Continue reading

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Bellevue officially approves funding to start ‘rapid implementation’ bike plan

Amid all the other giant issues on the November ballot, it may have been easy to miss the news that the people of Bellevue approved a transportation measure that includes funding to kickstart a renewed effort to get their bike … Continue reading

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King County Council approves the Eastside Trail Master Plan 9-0

The King County Council approved a master plan for a trail along the Eastside Rail Corridor Monday by a unanimous vote of 9–0. The vote is a key step towards creating the region’s most significant new trail since the Burke-Gilman … Continue reading

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$10M committed to rehab historic trestle. Can the Eastside Trail open by 2020?

King County Executive Dow Constantine and Governor Jay Inslee shared the podium Tuesday to announce $10 million dollars in funding commitments from local, regional, state and private partners to rehab the most difficult and stunning parts of the planned Eastside … Continue reading

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Man biking in Bellevue catches his own scary hit and run on video

Dan Scarf was in a pretty “mundane” part of his bike commute home to his wife and three kids on a street marked for 25 mph and calmed with speed humps when someone driving a black Ford F150 struck him … Continue reading

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Woman biking critically injured in Bellevue collision, person driving flees

Someone driving an unknown vehicle struck a woman biking in Bellevue this morning, critically injuring her. The suspect left the woman in critical condition on the side of the road and fled the scene without even calling for help. The … Continue reading

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Bellevue needs feedback on ambitious ‘rapid implementation’ bike plan

Bellevue is developing a bold plan to build 57 miles of bike routes in the next five years, including 23 miles of protected bike lanes, 13 miles of painted bike lanes and two miles of off-street trail. If this plan … Continue reading

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Eastside Trail takes big step forward, comments on draft plan due March 31

The Eastside Trail made a big step closer to reality this week when King County released its draft Master Plan and Environmental Impact Statement. These plans now head into public outreach, setting the trail up for a summer preferred alignment … Continue reading

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