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Crews set to start building Pike Street bike lanes on Capitol Hill

Layout on Pike pic.twitter.com/RcvPoDYqH1 — Dongho Chang (@dongho_chang) September 4, 2019 SDOT crews are set to start work on Pike Street bike lanes this weekend between Broadway and 9th Ave, Capitol Hill Seattle reports. Work is expected to last a … Continue reading

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City will add protected bike lanes to sections of Yesler and 14th Ave near streetcar tracks + Broadway/Denny bike turn lane

Map of the proposed changes from the city fact sheet (PDF). Seattle is finally set to make some much-needed bike safety improvements to streets near Bailey Gatzert Elementary School, where many people have crashed on the First Hill Streetcar tracks … Continue reading

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Madison RapidRide design nearing completion + A look at the planned bike improvements

SDOT is hoping to begin construction on its Madison Street RapidRide G project in 2020 with service set to start in 2022. That assumes they get the Federal grant they need for the $121 million project. Capitol Hill Seattle reports … Continue reading

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City Light decides against car charger in path of Broadway Bikeway

After public pushback, including by many of you, Seattle City Light has dropped their plans for an electric car charging station on Broadway near Denny Way that would have been located in the path of a planned-but-delayed extension of the … Continue reading

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CHS: City wants to install electric car charger in future path of Broadway bikeway

Seattle is about to invest to build a public car charger directly in the path of the on-hold Broadway Bikeway extension north or Denny Way. Once complete, people biking northbound in the Broadway protected bike lane would need to merge … Continue reading

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Man recovering from Harvard Ave E hit and run Friday seeking folks on bikes who stopped to help

Did you see or stop to help a man injured while biking on Harvard Ave E at E Allison St Friday morning around 9 a.m.? Ariel and his wife Roï are trying to get in touch with the people who … Continue reading

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Take this Pike/Pine bike lane survey + Rethinking Pine St downtown

Few bike improvements in the city could have a bigger impact than a safe, comfortable and fully connected bike route from the Pike Place Market to Broadway. And due to the grade of First and Capitol Hills as well as … Continue reading

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Community leads effort to build bike lanes on Pike/Pine, groups host workshop Oct 25

A coalition of community groups on Capitol Hill is hosting a design workshop October 25 to help craft a vision for the protected bike lanes on Pike and/or Pine Streets that were funded through the convention center expansion community benefits … Continue reading

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What can we learn from this scary close call video?

OK, Seattle, we need to talk about this close call video going around. David Seater, who is the Chair of Seattle’s volunteer Pedestrian Advisory Board, was biking uphill on Pine Street on Capitol Hill earlier this week when someone driving … Continue reading

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Capitol Hill groups come together to host hyperlocal Transportation Action Day

Several Capitol Hill community groups are working together to host a free training for anyone who wants to learn how to advocate and organize for safer streets Sunday. Afterwards, attendees will immediately put their new knowledge into action by heading out … Continue reading

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Public Bikes will close Pine St shop

When Public Bikes opened at Summit and Pine in April 2015, we noted that the shop was “well-positioned to take advantage of Capitol Hill’s bike shop desert.” Velo Bike Shop had recently moved to the Denny Triangle area after decades … Continue reading

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How One Center City can finally build the vital Pike/Pine bike connection

Pike/Pine is one of the most needed and promising connections in the entire Seattle bike network. And the multi-agency One Center City partnership is looking to make major near-term changes along the corridor between Pike Place Market and Broadway that … Continue reading

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Don’t stop the Broadway streetcar and bikeway now

Today, the First Hill Streetcar and Broadway Bikeway end unceremoniously at Denny Way just before reaching the North Broadway business district. People biking are forced to choose between merging into mixed traffic on the busy commercial street, trying to navigate … Continue reading

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Convention Center expansion should help build major bike network crossroads

Much of the talk about public benefits from the planned Washington State Convention Center expansion has been focused on the very exciting idea of building a lid over more of I-5 connecting downtown to Capitol Hill and First Hill. The … Continue reading

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Neighbors will host memorial walk Sunday for man killed walking across Capitol Hill street

Max Richards was killed while walking his dog across busy Belmont Ave E at Bellevue Pl E September 21, and his death has shaken neighbors. Capitol Hill Seattle reports that 79-year-old Richards and his dog Pink were crossing when a … Continue reading

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U Link opening is the perfect chance to show Seattle why they bought Pronto

Now that the city owns Pronto (or will very soon, anyway), the people of Seattle need to understand why they bought it. Well, Saturday, big crowds are expected to turn out at Capitol Hill and UW Stations for the long-awaited … Continue reading

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Reopened street near Capitol Hill Station improves access to Broadway Bikeway

The north end of the Broadway Bikeway just became infinitely more useful as construction crews finally reopened Denny Way between Broadway, 10th Ave and Cal Anderson Park. Closed for years to build Capitol Hill Station, this section of Denny Way … Continue reading

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Most Broadway Bikeway ‘smurf turds’ replaced with standard posts

After years of damage from parallel parkers and taggers, the blue sculptures that lined the Broadway Bikeway in Capitol Hill have been removed, Capitol Hill Seattle reports. They will remain in place on First Hill, at least for now. I, … Continue reading

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SPD: How an officer recovered a stolen mountain bike in Cal Anderson

Seattle Police Officer Drew Fowler was on bike patrol in Cal Anderson Park Saturday when he spotted a high-end mountain bike in the hands of a suspected thief. Officer Fowler stopped the man and asked if he could have a … Continue reading

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CHS: Two bicycle cafés opening soon in central Seattle

Sounds like the Capitol Hill bike shop vacuum is finally getting filled. And in true Hill fashion, it’s coming with coffee and beer. Our friends at Capitol Hill Seattle report that two very different bike shop cafés are opening soon … Continue reading

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