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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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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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Get involved in push for safe streets: Meetings in Central Seattle, South Park

The city team working on a neighborhood greenway near the 23rd Ave corridor will be holding a series of drop-in sessions this week to gather community input and answer questions about the project. Now dubbed the Central Area Greenway, the … Continue reading

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City Council may vote on 520 Bridge resolution demanding better biking and walking environment

The City Council today will vote on a resolution that recommends many changes to the biking and walking environment in the 520 Bridge replacement project, including study of a Portage Bay Bridge trail, a biking and walking bridge over I-5 … 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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Council hears overwhelming support for people-friendly 520 project

If you have ever walked or biked through Montlake at Highway 520, you know that the area is not friendly to people outside a motor vehicle. Well, if current plans go forward, the walking and biking environment would be worse. … 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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Last chance to complete WSDOT’s 520 bridge survey

The state wants to know what you want to see from the 520 Bridge replacement project. We have discussed the bridge previously, including the need for better biking and walking access in the Roanoke and Montlake lids, better access to … Continue reading

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City Council committee talks 520 Bridge design

A City Council committee will hear a briefing on the 520 Bridge Replacement Project design Monday morning, including discussion about the proposed second Montlake Bridge and the Portage Bay Bridge starting at 10:40 10:50 a.m. or so (it was originally … Continue reading

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State tries to pit biking/walking trail against neighbors concerned about 520 views

Representatives from the state’s 520 Bridge Replacement project presented at Wednesday’s Bicycle Advisory Board meeting, bravely unrolling a bridge concept map lacking a complete biking and walking path across Portage Bay. I say bravely because the presenters were very aware … Continue reading

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Montlaker: Seattle Design Commission endorses a complete biking/walking path on 520 bridge

As expressed in a letter to the 520 planners from Central Seattle Greenways, a biking and walking path across Portage Bay is an essential part of the 520 Bridge replacement project. This multi-billion-dollar project already includes such a path across … Continue reading

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Central Seattle Greenways: Support a complete 520 Trail Monday

Today (Monday), WSDOT is holding a public session on the 520 Bridge design, and your input is needed. The planned 520 Bridge replacement will include a biking and walking trail from Medina to Montlake as well as new paths in … Continue reading

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Weekend Guide: Get a free Muffin on Melrose Friday morning + BikeBot + Ballard Crit

Central Seattle Greenways (of which I am a founder) received a Small & Simple Grant from the Department of Neighborhoods to clean-up, promote and improve the Melrose Trail on Capitol Hill. One of the group’s plans is a series of … Continue reading

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Thursday: Wonky Neighborhood Greenways meeting on Capitol Hill + Bike party in Pioneer Square

Lots of bike stuff going down Thursday, including a wonky safe streets design meeting at Capitol Hill Library and a Bike Month kickoff party during the Pioneer Square First Thursday Art Walk. First, if you like discussing the nitty gritty … Continue reading

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Central Seatle Greenways maps possible routes, considers neighborhood ciclovia

The city plans to build 11 miles of family-friend walking and biking routes every year, and the number of citizen groups advocating for neighborhood greenways continues to grow. For my part, I got involved with Central Seattle Greenways (CSG), covering … Continue reading

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Central Seattle Greenways announces first meeting at Central Cinema

If you live in the Central District or Capitol Hill, you may have noticed that the city’s list of proposed neighborhood greenways does not include any near your home. Well, if you want to work to change that, get yourself … Continue reading

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