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City Council will vote on Bike Master Plan + Next step: How to realize its vision

UPDATE: The Council passed the bike plan unanimously. On the way to City Hall, I caught up with Davey Oil, Madi Carlson and their children. To get downtown from Capitol Hill, we biked down busy Broadway, and it was safe … Continue reading

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Council Transportation Committee approves Bike Master Plan – UPDATED

I know it’s hard to believe, but the Bike Master Plan update that began in early 2012 is still working its way through the bowels of the Seattle Process™. But it may finally be approaching the finish line. The City … Continue reading

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Bike plan sails through public hearing

The Bike Master Plan sailed through a public hearing Wednesday with overwhelming support. Supporters of safe neighborhood streets packed the Council Chambers at City Hall to support the city’s plan for safe streets and bike routes in every Seattle neighborhood. … Continue reading

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Council will hold public hearing on Bike Master Plan Wednesday

This is a reminder that the City Council is holding a public hearing about the Bike Master Plan Wednesday, perhaps your last chance to submit comments on plan before the Council votes on it early next year. The hearing starts … Continue reading

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City Council wants to add $1M to speed building of downtown protected bike lanes

The City Council has proposed a change to outgoing Mayor Mike McGinn’s budget: Adding $1 million to the 2014 budget for design of protected bike lanes downtown. Designed so everyday people of all ages and abilities find them safe and … Continue reading

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City Council unanimously approves bike share ordinances, launch on track for Spring 2014

The City Council approved two ordinances Tuesday to make way for Puget Sound Bike Share stations on streets, sidewalks and plazas throughout Seattle’s urban centers, urban villages, commercial zones, industrial zones and major institutions. With a 7-0 vote (Burgess and … Continue reading

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Council committee recommends rule changes to allow bike share

The city took another step towards the launch of Puget Sound Bike Share Tuesday. The City Council Transportation Committee unanimously approved rules changes creating a permitting process for bike share stations and helmet vending kiosks in city Urban villages, urban … Continue reading

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City Council introduces bike share ordinance

An ordinance making room in city rules for bike share stations is now starting its journey through the City Council. Introduced by Transportation Committee Chair Tom Rasmussen, the ordinance would essentially make two changes: 1) Allow permits for bike share … Continue reading

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City Council will likely vote on 520 resolution with even stronger bike/walk language

The City Council will consider an amended resolution to guide planning for the Seattle side of the 520 Bridge Replacement Project today (Monday) at 2:30 p.m. Stay tuned for updates. UPDATE: It passes the committee. See the Montlaker blog for … 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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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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Cascade tells Council the club supports at-risk transit funds

As we reported last week, $5 million of high capacity transit planning money in the mayor’s proposed budget is facing potential cuts as the City Council deliberates the 2013-14 budget. That money—which would be used to study and design high … Continue reading

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Council considers increases to bike/walk plans, transit funding could face cuts

The City Council is in the midst of hearings and meetings to discuss which parts of Mayor McGinn’s proposed 2013-14 budget to keep and which parts to scrap. It’s possible that biking and walking projects could get a boost beyond … Continue reading

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More 2013-14 budget details + Bagshaw supports bike/walk improvements

Mayor McGinn’s proposed 2013-14 budget includes some strong support for biking and walking improvements, including a big boost to the city’s Safe Routes to School and neighborhood greenway efforts. We reported on these proposals previously. SDOT Director Peter Hahn recently … Continue reading

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Mayor McGinn calls for road safety summit

Mayor Mike McGinn has called for “a summit of community leaders, experts and elected officials to determine how best we can encourage an attitude of responsibility and empathy on the roads, and make it safer for all users.” In a … Continue reading

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Set for November vote, $60 vehicle fee needs strong vision

The City Council, acting as the Transportation Benefits District, voted unanimously to send a $60 vehicle license fee to the November ballot. It’s not the full $80 recommended by the Citizens Transportation Advisory Committee (CTAC III), but the funding allocations … Continue reading

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Why an $80 vehicle license fee makes sense

The city is considering an increase in the Vehicle License Fee (car tabs) to help pay for the massive backlog in road maintenance. But the proposal recommended by the citizen’s committee tasked with putting the funds to use also saw … Continue reading

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My Ballard: Bagshaw says group will look into bike boulevards

Councilmember Sally Bagshaw told the Ballard District Council that a group is forming to look into bike boulevards in Seattle, according to My Ballard: “The neighbors love it because it slows down traffic so much. That again you can be … Continue reading

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Talk transportation with Tom Rasmussen Saturday

North Seattle biking folx, Tom Rasmussen is holding a public meeting about transportation Saturday at the Broadview Library, 12755 Greenwood Ave. N. All topics are on the table, though it would perhaps be a good opportunity to discuss complete streets … Continue reading

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Instead of a tunnel, let’s buy every person in our state a bike

As the City Council gets ready to sign agreements for the deep bore tunnel, I feel compelled to yet again put the outrageous cost of this project in perspective. Nicholas Arndt from Tacoma pointed out that for the cost of … Continue reading

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