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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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Bike-in movie tonight: Bike Works is showing Lilo & Stitch at Pratt Park

Hey, you! Bike to Pratt Park (20th/Yesler) tonight to watch Lilo & Stitch with Bike Works. Because free bike-in movies are awesome, and our city is awesome, and public music and art is awesome, and Bike Works is awesome, and … 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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E Union Street is a chance for SDOT and the mayor to prove they care about connecting bike routes

Seattle is once again set to choose the convenience of car driving over the safety of people walking and biking and our city’s Vision Zero, Climate Action Plan and Bicycle Master Plan goals. This time, it’s on E Union Street … Continue reading

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Electric Lady’s Alex Kostelnik on why he’s closing the Central District e-bike shop

Alex Kostelnik is getting out of the e-bike showroom business. After nearly three years on the front lines of a volatile e-bike industry, selling shiny new bikes out of the Central District’s Electric Lady, he finds himself looking longingly up … Continue reading

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Scenes from our move by bike

A couple weeks ago, my spouse Kelli and I moved from the Central District to the Wallingford/U District area. And with the help of nearly 20 amazing friends — old and new — we did it by bike. I have … 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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Bring the whole family! Bring your friends! The first ever Summer Parkways fills streets in the CD Saturday

It’s really happening. Summer Parkways is headed to the Central District, turning three miles of neighborhood streets into a long car-free, people-filled park. The weather report for Saturday is looking great. So grab your bike or put on your walking … Continue reading

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Join Rainier Riders for all-ages bike fun to raise money for UNCF Saturday

There’s still time to register for Saturday’s 22K bike ride or 5K family bike ride to raise money for UNCF. Rainier Riders have partnered to help organize bike fun for people of all ages, including a kids bike rodeo at … Continue reading

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Community members paint Pan-African flag crosswalk. Rather than fight it, city makes it official

Around the time of the annual Umoja Fest Africatown Heritage Parade earlier this month, some folks including the United Hood Movement went out and painted several crosswalks in the Central District red, black and green, the colors of the Pan-African … Continue reading

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Check out the ten miles of car-free Summer Parkways in the Central District and Ballard

Seattle is stepping up its open streets game in 2015, remaking the old Summer Streets program into the bigger and more active Summer Parkways. Basically, the events will smash together Summer Streets (neighborhood street fairs) with the car-free family fun … Continue reading

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Madison BRT project could also build better Union St bike lanes

Union Street could get a major bike lane update as part of the Madison Bus Rapid Transit project, according to city plans presented at an open house earlier this week. The bike route upgrades are part of an attempt to … Continue reading

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As work starts on Central Area Greenway, the case for a safer E Cherry Street

As we reported previously, the city is about to start work on the first phase of the Central Area Greenway, running from Jackson to John along 25th and 22nd Avenues. Well, we thought we should expand on our suggestion for … Continue reading

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Central Area Neighborhood Greenway work will start this month

Work will begin on the the Central Area Neighborhood Greenway next week, the first piece of a biking and walking route that will someday connect Judkins Park (and the I-90 Trail) to Interlaken Park (and the future 520 Trail) via … Continue reading

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City picks ‘hybrid’ route for Central Area Neighborhood Greenway

The city has announced the route for its longest neighborhood greenway yet. The Central Area Neighborhood Greenway clocks in around three miles, connecting from the I-90 Trail to Interlaken Park and traveling through the heart of the Central District, the … Continue reading

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City cuts safety out of 24th Ave plans + 2 chances to weigh in on high-budget street remake

Despite having a $45 million budget and being billed as a “complete streets” project, the city has proposed no safety improvements for the stretch of 24th and 23rd Avenues connecting the Montlake neighborhood to Capitol Hill and the Central District … Continue reading

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Join The Bikery for Freaky Friday Winterfest

Now settled into its space at Hiawatha Artspace west of Judkins Park, The Bikery is throwing a bikey neighborhood party Friday. Swing by the non-profit bike co-op space for Freaky Friday Winterfest. The party gets underway at 7 p.m. with … 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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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 bmpupdate@seattle.gov. 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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