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Three important bike meetings tonight: Missing Link, E Marginal Way + Eastside Trail

I sure hope you want to go to an important bike meeting tonight, because there are three of them at the same time. And they’re all about completely game-changing projects. So if you have the time, go to one of … Continue reading

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City will repair bumpy sections of the Burke-Gilman Trail this week

Seattle’s section of the Burke-Gilman Trail is incredibly busy, but it also has some old sections that are plagued with bumps from tree roots or damage from small landslides. Some small bumps aren’t a big deal, but sometimes they turn … Continue reading

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Finally, movement on court-required Missing Link study + 98.6% voice support for trail

After somehow spending a year and a half to “finish analyzing the feedback from the EIS scoping process held in late 2013,” the city is holding an open house to present the plan to develop a study of options to … Continue reading

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King County will clear overgrowth from Burke-Gilman/Sammamish River Trails, be prepared for delays

A 12-foot trail is only a 12-foot trail so long as the whole thing is clear. One great part of our major regional trail network is how close you get to the woods and greenery as you bike between major … Continue reading

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Burke-Gilman Trail crossings get big upgrades near U Village

The city completed work on some significant upgrades to two busy Burke-Gilman Trail intersections near University Village in recent months. As shown above, wider curb cuts and new separate bike/walk and right turn phases have dramatically improves comfort and safety … Continue reading

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WA Transpo Bill Update: ‘Modest’ walk/bike safety boost, UW trail makeover, Eastside bike share + lots of highways

The WA legislature is getting closer to a possible deal on transportation funding, paid for in large part through a raise in the gas tax and raises in various weight fees. As with state spending for the past generation, the … Continue reading

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Cascade publishes very, very long timeline of work to build the Burke-Gilman Missing Link

If the Ballard Missing Link of the Burke-Gilman Trail were a person born when the city first passed a plan build it, today it could legally go buy a drink. The tale of the Missing Link is really more of … Continue reading

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Trail Alert: Expect Burke-Gilman Trail detour near Shilshole Marina

The city is building a new high quality crosswalk between the Burke-Gilman Trail and Shilshole Marina, so expect delays and a detour for the next couple weeks if you’re heading out toward Golden Gardens. Details from SDOT: Beginning as soon … Continue reading

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UW Burke-Gilman detour updates

As I’m sure regular Burke-Gilman Trail users have noticed, Seattle City Light has wrapped up its work between the UW and the power station under I-5. “City Light appreciates customers’ patience leading up to this important milestone,” City Light said … Continue reading

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The UW Burke-Gilman detour changes again next week

Anyone who bikes through UW campus regularly is familiar with changing Burke-Gilman Trail detours. So you probably won’t be surprised to learn that it’s changing again. Just remember, it’s gonna be pretty awesome when the Montlake Triangle project is complete … Continue reading

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After confusion over Burke-Gilman detour, City Light releases video

Almost immediately after the Seattle City Light Burke-Gilman Trail detour was put in place, readers started reporting confusion and concerns. Mostly, people were concerned about a multi-direction stop at 6th Ave NE where sightlines are limited. City Light has since … Continue reading

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City Light project will close Burke-Gilman Trail from U Bridge to I-5

Seattle City Light is moving work on their trial-aligned power upgrade project west to connect to the power station under I-5. This means anyone using the trail should be prepared for a detour starting January 17 and continuing through mid-February. … Continue reading

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Burke-Gilman Trail closed in Lake Forest Park today for emergency tree removal

King County Parks sent out a notice Tuesday morning warning of an emergency closure of the Burke-Gilman Trail near Ballinger Way in Lake Forest Park. A tree has become unstable near the trail bridge, and crews expect to work through … Continue reading

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Landslide closes Burke-Gilman near 125th, Seattle Parks hopes to reopen by PM commute

This just in from Seattle Parks: Parks cleaning up landslide on Burke just south of NE 125 St by early afternoon for your pm commute. @seabikeblog pic.twitter.com/80TciVJ7gE — Seattle Parks (@SeattleParks) December 22, 2014 Rainy weather means the Burke-Gilman is … Continue reading

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UW will fix tree root bumps along Burke-Gilman Trail

Hooray! From a UW trail update email:

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UW reverts Pend Oreille intersection, takes out stop signs for cars crossing the Burke

Well, that didn’t last long. We reported earlier this week on the University of Washington’s efforts to improve safety where the Burke-Gilman Trail crosses Pend Oreille Road by adding stop signs for cars about to cross the trail’s crosswalk. After … Continue reading

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City Light project closes Burke-Gilman under U Bridge

An ongoing Seattle City Light project has moved to its next phase, closing a section of the Burke-Gilman Trail passing underneath the University Bridge and stretching from Adams Ln on UW campus to the crazy intersection of NE 40th/NE 40th/NE … Continue reading

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Burke-Gilman Trail alerts: New 4-way stop near UW + Trail work near NE 145th St

UPDATE: Nevermind! After many years of confusion and frustration, the UW has decided to turn the intersection of the Burke-Gilman Trail and Pend Oreille Road into a four-way stop. The trail crossing is confusing because while it has a marked … Continue reading

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Raised crosswalk, bike leaning rail, better signal timing coming to Burke-Gilman near U Village

The city will complete a series of bike/walk improvements to the Burke-Gilman Trail near U Village in the next couple months, including retiming the signals at 25th Ave NE and a new raised crosswalk at 30th Ave NE next to … Continue reading

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No TIGER grant for Burke-Gilman Trail + UW is now a gold-level bike friendly campus

Once again, the University of Washington was not selected for a competitive TIGER grant to upgrade the entirety of the Burke-Gilman Trail through their campus. The university manages the section of the popular regional trail that passes through their campus, … Continue reading

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