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The One Center City plan includes some bold ideas, but fails to prioritize safety

The One Center City partnership released a set of “near-term strategies” for a major redesign of downtown streets Thursday that would increase bus capacity, could increase car capacity, and neither commits to building a connected network of safe bike lanes … Continue reading

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Yesler bridge work starts today + Will they build the right kind of bike lanes?

A $19.8 million project to rehab the historic Yesler Way bridge downtown starts today. Yesler Way will be under construction from 6th to 3rd Avenues downtown until fall 2017. You should also expect construction and detours on 4th and 5th … Continue reading

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We Can’t Wait, Part II: How Seattle’s bike plans got so lost, and how to get back on track

Yesterday in Part I, we reported on a protest at City Hall over the city’s delayed bike plans, especially downtown. In Part II, we look at how Seattle got so far off their bold safe streets path, and how the … Continue reading

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Guest post part II: How Seattle can rescue residents stranded by an incomplete bike network

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the second of two guest posts by Seattle Neighborhood Greenways this week. Their map conceptualizing the connectivity potential in the city’s bike planning is brilliant. If you like this vision or are frustrated by the city’s … Continue reading

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Turn your downtown bike lane frustration into fun at Cascade’s ‘Hidden Gem’ scavenger hunt

We’ve been writing a lot recently about Seattle’s delayed downtown bike lane plans in large part because it is the biggest employment center in the state and the single biggest missing piece in so many city-wide and regional bike routes. … Continue reading

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SDOT backpedals even further on already-slashed bike plan, cuts 9th Ave

It took only two weeks for Seattle’s Department of Transportation to cut the only significant center city bike lane from their already-scaled-back 2016 plans. The 9th Ave N bike lane would have connected the new Westlake Ave bikeway (due to … Continue reading

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Seattle’s baffling short-term bike plan cuts safety, pretends downtown doesn’t exist

With the 2nd Ave protected bike lane pilot demonstrating Seattle’s vision for more ambitious, safe and comfortable bike routes downtown and beyond, Seattle voters approved an unprecedented transportation levy by a big margin. Mayor Ed Murray, his transportation advisors and … Continue reading

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2nd Ave bike lane will go one block further south + North extension set to open in 2017

You may have noticed crews out painting what appears to be the first extension of the 2nd Ave protected bike lane since it opened in October 2014. Your eyes have not deceived you. Don’t get too excited, though, because it’s … Continue reading

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2nd Ave getting upgrades + Extension to Denny possible this year

After nearly a year and a half as a pilot project, the 2nd Ave bike lane is getting some significant — and hopefully more comfortable and attractive — upgrades. Among the improvements are new planter boxes to help separate the … Continue reading

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Bike share can flourish in Seattle

With the City Council debating whether to buy out the 54-station Pronto Cycle Share system already in need of a buyout, the main question on people’s minds is: How do we know it will be successful going forward and worth … Continue reading

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City kicks off development of downtown bike lane network, open house Tuesday

It’s really happening. Seattle is developing a connected network of bike lanes to and through the city center. This means connections to Uptown and Queen Anne, to South Lake Union, to Capitol Hill, to First Hill, to the International District, … Continue reading

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