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Under Mayor Durkan, Seattle has only built about 4% of its 2018 bike lane goal

Under Mayor Jenny Durkan, Seattle has nearly stopped building bike lanes. With the need to build more than ten miles of protected bike lanes in order to reach the Move Seattle Levy’s bike lane goals, SDOT says it will have … Continue reading

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After mediation fails, 35th Ave NE bike lanes head to Mayor Durkan’s desk

Remember the $10,000 of bicycle safety funds Councilmember Rob Johnson and Mayor Jenny Durkan spent on a confidential mediation effort to see if there was any way for bike lane opponents and supporters to agree on a plan for the … Continue reading

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So, how did the city do at building the Bike Master Plan in 2015?

After years and years of planning, 2015 was the year Seattle’s Department of Transportation finally tried to hit a stride delivering bike network additions and upgrades regularly and consistently. In order to keep the Bike Master Plan on track, the … Continue reading

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City updates short-term bike facilities plan

SDOT has released an update to the Bicycle Master Plan Implementation Plan (AKA the “Bike Plan Plan”), the guiding document that distills the 20-year citywide plan down to a list a achievable projects over the next five years. The total … Continue reading

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Move Seattle transportation levy could build half of city’s Bike Plan

Mayor Ed Murray announced a $900 million transportation levy today, two and a half times as big as the Bridging the Gap levy passed in 2006. The mayor’s initial draft (PDF) of Move Seattle will now go through a public … Continue reading

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SDOT fails to bike and chew gum at the same time, hasn’t started bike plan due last month

Tuesday’s City Council Transportation Committee chat with incoming SDOT Director Scott Kubly got off to a strange start as committee chair Tom Rasmussen and Councilmember Mike O’Brien laid into Deputy Mayor Kate Joncas (and to a much lesser extent Kubly … Continue reading

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Bike Master Plan public meetings start Wednesday

The city is developing an update to the Bicycle Master Plan adopted in 2007, and you are about to get your first chance to get a look at the draft network map of future bicycle facilities they have created. The … Continue reading

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SDOT on the state of bicycling in Seattle

The Seattle Department of Transportation recently released it’s report on the State of the Seattle Bicycling Environment. In essence, the report is a look at how well the city is implementing the 2007 Bicycle Master Plan, and includes data-supported advice … Continue reading

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Upcoming Bike Master Plan meetings will discuss proposed facilities

The next phase of public outreach regarding the bike master plan update is gearing up, and you’ll have a chance to comment on proposed routes for neighborhood greenways, cycle tracks, bike lanes and more. To the right, you can see … Continue reading

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City launches new interactive bike map, bike plan survey

To kick off Bike Month and the Bicycle Master Plan Update, the city has launched some new online tools to help people find good bike routes and make recommendations for changes. First off, the city’s new online bike map goes … Continue reading

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Tonight: Bike Master Plan presentation + Streetcar open house

The Seattle Bicycle Advisory Board will hear from the folks behind the Bicycle Master Plan update this evening. The meeting starts at 6 p.m. in Rm L280 at City Hall (get there a few minutes early, as the elevators lock … Continue reading

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Everett approves bicycle master plan

Due to the hard work of advocates, the City of Everett approved its first ever bicycle master plan. Now that there is a plan, it may be easier for Everett to get grants to fund more projects, and the projects … Continue reading

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Funding SDOT: Tax parking and car licensing

Like every other department in the city, SDOT is facing serious budget shortfalls. Amid a re-stoked tunnel debate (if you haven’t read Dominic Holden’s piece last week about what could go wrong with the tunnel, do so), SDOT is struggling … Continue reading

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