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Celebrate the Eastside Trail with rail spike removal Friday, summit Saturday

It’s very difficult to overstate how huge an impact the Eastside Trail will have on regional bikeability and livability. Traveling through or very near city centers, neighborhoods and employment centers in Woodinville, Kirkland, Bellevue and Renton the trail itself will … Continue reading

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Bellevue endorses Vision Zero

The Bellevue City Council unanimously endorsed Vision Zero Monday, setting a goal of zero deaths and serious injuries on Bellevue streets by 2030. In fact, there was very little discussion or debate about the resolution (PDF), which sailed right through. … Continue reading

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A closer look at the Eastside Trail plans + Give feedback online

A bikeable and walkable Eastside Trail can’t come soon enough. The rails-to-trails potential for the mostly-defunct Eastside Rail Corridor is immense for growing communities east of Lake Washington. Connecting homes to jobs and new regional trail connections across and along … Continue reading

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Two people crash their cars in Bellevue, kill toddler in stroller on sidewalk

A person driving a Dodge Durango SUV t-boned someone driving a Nissan Sentra this morning in Bellevue. The collision sent the Sentra onto the sidewalk where it struck three people, including a mother pushing her 28-month baby girl in a … Continue reading

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Vision Zero Bellevue? The Eastside city is crafting a plan + Take this wikimap survey

Bellevue is trying to identify and prioritize biking and walking safety needs, and they are reaching out for your help. The Pedestrian & Bicycle Implementation Initiative (“PBII”) has launched a wikimap survey, which lets you go pretty in-depth in reporting … Continue reading

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League names 4 new bike-friendly communities in WA

The League of American Bicyclists have named four new Bicycle Friendly Communities in Washington State: Bellevue, Ellensburg, Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe and Port Angeles/Clallam County. Tacoma keeps its bronze rating. Ellensburg (PDF) skips right over bronze and enters the listings at … Continue reading

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Bellevue Police: It’s perfectly legal to crash a car into a home and crush a crib holding a sleeping baby

This is a public safety announcement from the Bellevue Police Department: Reinforce your baby’s room, because there is no law against someone crashing their car into your home and smashing into your baby’s crib. We are at car vs building … Continue reading

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Seahawks’ Michael Bennett launches charity foundation with bike ride

Michael Bennett’s bike ride seen ’round the world (or at least the United States) sparked t-shirts, Internet memes and became a symbol for winning a seemingly impossible game after the Seahawks’ remarkable comeback win in the NFC Championship game. The … Continue reading

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Bellevue installs its first bike counters + First look at the data

The City of Bellevue and WSDOT have installed the city’s first ever electronic bike counters to track hour-by-hour usage of the I-90 and 520 Trails. As we’ve seen with Seattle’s counters (the oldest being the Fremont Bridge counter), having daily … Continue reading

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How you can get a taste of the future 520 Trail connecting the Eastside and Seattle

The 520 highway expansion project is a $4.47 billion investment mostly focused on car travel. The planned connections into Seattle remain unfunded by at least $1.6 billion, and the state’s Seattle designs still present a lot of walking and biking safety … Continue reading

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Bellevue approves trail funding + Open house for 116th Ave NE safety changes

The City of Bellevue is planning safety changes to the design of 116th Ave NE, including new bike lanes to help link the 520 Trail to the NE 12th Street crossing of I-405 into central Bellevue. You can throw in … Continue reading

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Recent traffic violence: Man killed walking to work downtown, Puyallup pastor injured biking to help homeless + more

The crisis of traffic violence in our region continues to maim and kill our neighbors, coworkers and loved ones. Here’s a quick and sadly far-from-complete look at some recent tragedies. Sadly, every victim in this post is over the age … Continue reading

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Bellevue plans bike lanes on 116th Ave NE

Noting that traffic levels are not high enough to need two northbound lanes, the City of Bellevue has proposed bike lanes on a segment of 116th Ave NE between NE 12th St and Northup Way. This project would help improve … Continue reading

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Best way around July I-90 work: Bike (of course)

Biking is already the best way to travel along I-90 to Mercer Island and Bellevue, but it’s going to be especially so during a big lane closure scheduled for July 18 – 25. WSDOT will work to replace expansion joints … Continue reading

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Regional Council recommends funds for 7th Ave bike lanes, Bellevue trail design + more

The Puget Sound Regional Council, which distributes federal transportation funding in the area, has recommended additional funding to build the 7th Ave protected bike lanes downtown, design a replacement Hed Ec bike/walk bridge on UW campus and to fully design … Continue reading

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Bellevue endorses NACTO guide + Could they beat Seattle to building a downtown protected bike lane?

The City of Bellevue has endorsed the NACTO Urban Street Design Guide, joining an ever-growing list of cities in North America looking to pool their experiences and knowledge into a guide for more active, efficient and safe streets. Seattle’s largest … Continue reading

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Bellevue will celebrate new West Lake Sammamish Parkway trail Thursday

The City of Bellevue will celebrate the completion of segment 1 of a big road construction project on West Lake Sammamish Parkway Thursday. The project includes a new multi-use trail and new road surface. Construction is wrapping up on the … Continue reading

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An Eastside trail better than the Burke-Gilman? Open house today will discuss rail corridor

Could the Eastside Rail Corridor trail rival the Burke-Gilman Trail as the best trail in the region? The Eastside Trail Advocates think so. But you are needed to help shape the future of the trail, which could be a walking … Continue reading

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It’s time to complete the ‘Bellevue Gap’ in the Mountains to Sound Trail (+ VIDEO)

The plan is ready. Now is the time to find funding to complete the ‘Bellevue Gap’ in the Mountains to Sound Trail through the eastern portion of Bellevue. The city recently completed a design study (see below) for a trail … Continue reading

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New short trail in Bellevue connects Factoria to MTS Greenway

A new trail in Bellevue may only be a third of a mile, but folks are pretty excited about it. The Factoria Trail connects the Mountains to Sound I-90 Trail to the Factoria shopping area just east of I-405. Here’s … Continue reading

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