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After sudden closure of Broadway bikeway section, Sound Transit creates a bike detour

Two weeks ago, people biking southbound on the new Broadway Bikeway were met with a surprise: Oncoming cars. No, these were not scofflaws behind the wheel, they were following a new detour put in place by Sound Transit as part … Continue reading

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Mayor-elect Murray comes to aid of woman who crashed on Capitol Hill

Mayor-elect Ed Murray came to the aid of a woman who crashed this morning while biking near the Lakeview Boulevard overpass on Capitol Hill. The woman crashed shortly before 8:30 a.m. Wednesday morning, and Seattle’s next mayor himself helped her … Continue reading

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Meeting will discuss options for neighborhood greenway near 23rd Ave

Yesterday, we reported on an expansion to the 23rd Ave complete streets and repaving project, making the case for safe bike lanes from Montlake to the Central District. But the primary focus of Wednesday’s open house is a planned neighborhood … Continue reading

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High-budget 23rd/24th Ave remake is golden opportunity for safe and direct bike lanes

The 23rd Avenue complete streets and repaving project budget has ballooned to $46 million and now includes three phases, stretching from Rainier to Roanoke. This is arguably the most important commuting corridor in Central Seattle east of I-5. It is … Continue reading

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Broadway is the new face of complete streets in Seattle (VIDEO)

The city of Seattle opened the first section of the Broadway Bikeway this week, showcasing how protected bike lanes can work on even the most active streets in the city. Broadway connects from Yesler Terrace and First Hill into the … Continue reading

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City officially opens section of the Broadway Bikeway

The Broadway Bikeway is officially open between Union Street and Denny Way. This is the city’s first attempt at a two-way protected bikeway on a very busy commercial street. We will have more on the bikeway soon. Here’s the announcement … Continue reading

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City’s first parklet is instant hit, Park(ing) Day to showcase more uses for car parking spaces

Parking is Seattle’s most boring powder keg. It’s fairly difficult for the average person to stay awake during a discussion about issues like parking minimums for developments and market-rate metered parking spaces (though Sightline does a heroic job of making … Continue reading

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Bike Master Plan Draft 2: Central Seattle

The last day to comment on the second draft of the Bicycle Master Plan is Friday. Email your comments to [email protected] This post is a continuation of a series investigating some of changes in the newest draft of the Bike … Continue reading

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CHS: Man bicycling inside Bartell’s store steals phone, crashes in parking lot

People from all walks of life ride bicycles in Seattle, including thieves with poorly-planned robbery schemes. Here’s a bizarre report from Capitol Hill Seattle: A clerk at the Harvard Market Bartell’s sustained minor injuries Saturday night when a man with … Continue reading

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CHS: Car2Go helps police track down, arrest hit-and-run suspect

The young-but-popular car-sharing service Car2Go has helped police track down and arrest a hit and run suspect following a Saturday night collision on Capitol Hill, CHS reports. The victim and witnesses told police that the person driving a Car2Go turned … Continue reading

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CHS profiles Branford Bike, the ‘last bike shop on Capitol Hill’

It’s pretty hard to imagine that, with Velo Bike Shop moving from 11th and Pine to the new Via6 building in the Denny Triangle/Belltown area, Capitol Hill is now a bike shop black hole. The neighborhood now has a high … Continue reading

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Help create a community vision for the Melrose Promenade

The Melrose Promenade project is moving into the community visioning phase, and they need your help. The first workshop will be 6 p.m. January 24 at Broadcast Coffee’s Capitol Hill location (Bellevue and Pine). If you live, work or play … Continue reading

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A look at plans for the Broadway streetcar extension + The case for a 10th Ave cycle track

The most popular road design option for the Broadway extension of the First Hill Streetcar includes an extension of the planned two-way protected bike lane (cycle track) all the way to Aloha, according to SDOT. If constructed, there would be … Continue reading

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CHS: Woman in stable condition after bad crash on 10th Ave

A woman was knocked unconscious after crashing on 10th Ave E near E Miller in North Capitol Hill Tuesday night. Capitol Hill Seattle reports that the woman in her 50s was transported to the hospital with a head injury after … Continue reading

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Central Seattle Greenways: Bridging the North Capitol Hill ‘topographic fortress’

In the group’s continued analysis of the biking and walking elements of the 520 Bridge, Central Seattle Greenways looked at other ways of getting on and off North Capitol Hill. They found what many people have suspected: All roads are … Continue reading

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Melrose Promenade kicks off new phase with community walk Wednesday

The Melrose Promenade Advisory Committee is getting ready to hold their first community visioning meeting with the project’s consultant team. The group is meeting Wednesday at 5 p.m. at Bauhaus Coffee at Melrose and Pine. The project aims to redesign … Continue reading

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Broadway streetcar extention will include cycle track, open house Dec 13

With funding for the planning phase of the First Hill Streetcar secured, the city is holding a Broadway Extension open house to discuss what such an extension could look like for the neighborhood. The meeting will be 4–6 p.m. December … Continue reading

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Nap Cantwell memorial scholarship fund raises over $32K for Bike Works

In the wake of 18-year-old Nap Cantwell’s tragic death following a May 29 collision at Pike and Boren, his family asked that donations in his honor be made to Bike Works. In the first week, $11,000 were donated to the … Continue reading

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New service hopes to fill long-term bike rental gap

There are several places in town where you can rent a bike to ride around town for the day. But at $30/day and up, bike rental fees add up quickly if you need a ride for a week or more. … Continue reading

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Bike Master Plan: Central Seattle and downtown

This is the second post in a series analyzing Seattle’s draft Bicycle Master Plan update, which is currently taking public comments. This post will focus on the central neighborhoods south of the Ship Canal and north of I-90. Stay tuned … Continue reading

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