Tag Archives: buffered bike lanes

Spot with most bike-involved collisions gets new bike lane

As reported in October, the stretch of N 45th Street in front of the Wallingford Dick’s Drive-In saw the highest number of traffic collisions between cars and bikes in the whole city. Responding to the issue, SDOT has installed a … Continue reading

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Buffer space added to bike lanes on older section of Dexter

A few weeks ago, the city added a couple feet of buffer space to the bike lanes on Dexter between Mercer and Denny Way, just south of the recently-reconfigured section complete with bus islands and a road diet. The added … Continue reading

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Dexter is a next generation Seattle bike facility (VIDEO)

The repaved and redesigned Dexter Ave N has been open for a couple weeks now, and so far I have only heard praise for the road’s design. The wide bike lanes with several feet of buffer space make biking remarkably … 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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Attention Dexter bikers: Construction starts March 7

Work to repave Dexter Ave N is scheduled to start March 7 and will not be completed until late summer (h/t Fremont Universe). Bicyclists will at times be required to ride with general traffic during lane closures throughout the length … Continue reading

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Buffered bike lanes a much better fit for Dexter

Dexter is going to be pretty nice once the new plans are paved. First, look at the image above. For those who ride across the Fremont bridge to Dexter, you know this spot pretty well. Usually there are no cars … Continue reading

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Dexter cycle track plans changed, wide buffered bike lanes proposed

Commenter Andreas pointed out that the plans for Dexter have changed. Instead of placing cycle tracks between the parked cars and the sidewalk, the new plans place large buffered bike lanes between the general travel lanes and parked cars. Here … Continue reading

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Cycle Tracks and Seattle, Part 1: But the Danes can do it!

The Green Wave in Copenhagen from Copenhagenize on Vimeo. After attending the Great City brown bag this afternoon, I decided Seattle bikers need to take a closer look at cycle tracks and work to better define what we need and … Continue reading

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Admiral Way makeover plans draw (expected) criticisms from drivers, some concerns from bikers

Responses to the open house about the proposed changes to Admiral Way have ranged from the typical driver concerns about how it will slow them down (which is the whole point on this 30 mph road) to concerns that the … Continue reading

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