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Bike Route Alert 6/13-24: Burke-Gilman Trail work in Kenmore will require slowdowns, possibly some walking

King County Parks will be making pavement repairs to the Burke-Gilman Trail between 47th Ave NE and 61st Ave NE in Kenmore between June 13 and 24. The good news is that users will be able to get by the … Continue reading

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Cascade: Support the city’s Ballard Missing Link construction permit

Seattle has applied for a permit needed to construct the simplified Burke-Gilman Trail Missing Link in Ballard, and you know what that means. It’s time to submit yet another comment supporting the completion of this long, long, long, long delayed … Continue reading

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Eight people injured while biking the Missing Link file lawsuit against city, railroad

“Countless people” have crashed on the railroad tracks while biking on the streets just west of the abrupt terminus of the Burke-Gilman Trail in Ballard, and now eight of them have joined together in a lawsuit against both the Ballard … Continue reading

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Ballard Missing Link opponents file appeal against city’s scaled-back trail plan

As expected, longtime opponents of the Ballard Missing Link of the Burke-Gilman Trail have filed a complaint in King County Superior Court (PDF) challenging SDOT’s claim that their redesigned trail project is exempt from the State Environmental Policy Act (“SEPA”), … Continue reading

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Scaled back Missing Link plans could put the trail on budget and sidestep lawsuits

The Missing Link appellants have won! But not really. The Seattle Department of Transportation announced today that they are prepared to submit a significantly scaled-back version of their plans to complete the Missing Link of the Burke-Gilman Trail through Ballard. … Continue reading

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Decades-long private encroachment along Burke-Gilman Trail finally cleared to make small lakeside park

For decades, a small public space along the Burke-Gilman Trail just north of the Seattle city limit has been hidden behind a private fence. But no more. It took a remarkable amount of work to open this small space. Volunteers … Continue reading

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Court decides Hearing Examiner needs to redo 2018 Missing Link decision

Many Seattleites have only ever known life with the Ballard Missing Link of the Burke-Gilman Trail held up in court. Children born when the City Council first approved the route are now getting ready to vote in their first election. … Continue reading

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Seattle Parks announces week-long, very steep Burke-Gilman Trail detour for … mowing?

People who bike or walk on the Burke-Gilman Trail in northeast Seattle have dealt with a lot of tough detours in recent years. But the detours are always for a good reason, such as the city or county rebuilding or … Continue reading

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Trail Alerts: Ship Canal Trail won’t be detoured to Nickerson + Burke detour near Fred Meyer

Some great news from Seattle Public Utilities: The Ship Canal Trail will not be detoured to Nickerson Street for the next couple years as was originally planned. As we reported previously, concerned neighbors including Queen Anne Greenways drew attention to … Continue reading

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Technicality about updating railroad track delays Ballard Missing Link until 2022

Appellants fighting the city’s decades-long plan to finally complete the Ballard Missing Link of the Burke-Gilman Trail have successfully found another legal maneuver to further delay the needed safety project until 2022, the Seattle Times reports. A King County Court … Continue reading

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Bike counters show weekend and trail rides are up as much as 70% since the outbreak began

The number of bike trips across the Fremont Bridge in February was 47% higher than the February average from 2013-19, continuing a trend of strong year-over-year bike trip growth in recent years. But then March happened, and employers shut down … Continue reading

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Trail Alert: Burke-Gilman Trail will be detoured near Ballard Fred Meyer

The Ship Canal Water Quality project, the $500+ million effort by Seattle Public Utilities and the King County Wastewater Treatment Division to prevent sewage from spilling into Puget Sound during heavy rains, will close the section of the Burke-Gilman Trail … Continue reading

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Construction the Missing Link core scheduled to start this year + Latest economic study wades deep into the absurd

After adding another 66 pages to the peak of the Ballard Missing Link’s towering mountain of in-depth studies, Seattle is scheduled to start work on the core segment of the hard-fought trail this year. Work is already underway on Market … Continue reading

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Seattle Parks starting Burke-Gilman Trail repairs from U Village to the city line

Seattle Parks is getting ready to start fixing bumpy pavement and outdated bollards on some of the oldest sections of the Burke-Gilman Trail between 30th Ave NE (just east of U Village) to the city’s northern border with Lake Forest … Continue reading

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Trail Alert: Burke-Gilman blocked by downed tree in Bothell until Tuesday

A large tree fell over the weekend and has blocked the Burke-Gilman Trail in Bothell, and King County Parks says it cannot remove the tree until Tuesday. The tree is blocking the trail at about 91st Ave NE, a tricky … Continue reading

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Trail Alert: Burke-Gilman Trail detour along Seaview

Work is starting on a Seattle Public Utilities project that will detour the Burke-Gilman Trail along a stretch of Seaview Ave NW in Ballard so crews can stage equipment. Unfortunately, the detour plans currently say that people biking will be … Continue reading

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Judge decides Missing Link megastudy did not adequately address economic concerns

In yet another partial court defeat, the Ballard Missing Link of the Burke-Gilman Trail has once again been thrown into question this week after King County Superior Court Judge Samuel Chung sided with the city on two out of three … Continue reading

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Missing Link design nearly complete, construction to begin this winter (unless the court intervenes)

Barring a court order, construction on the Ballard Missing Link of the Burke-Gilman Trail is scheduled to begin this winter. So while an appeal is still working its way through the courts, the city is moving forward with a construction … Continue reading

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Trail Alert 8/21-26: Burke-Gilman and Ship Canal Trail repaving in Fremont/Queen Anne

The good news is that some of the busiest and bumpiest sections of the Burke-Gilman and Ship Canal Trails in the Fremont/Queen Anne area are getting repaved this week. The planned detours could be interesting, though. For example, what neighborhood … Continue reading

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Big legal decision supports finishing the Burke-Gilman Missing Link

The Ballard Missing Link of the Burke-Gilman Trail won a huge legal decision today, with the Seattle Hearing Examiner deciding that SDOT’s environmental study and findings was adequate. After completion of an enormous environmental impact study for the short stretch … Continue reading

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