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SDOT proposes Linden cycle track to complete Interurban

SDOT is proposing a cycle track on Linden Ave to complete something of a missing link in the Interurban Trail near Bitter Lake. The plan calls for a two-way cycle track protected from vehicle traffic by a row of parked … Continue reading

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After a year, a look at the Broadway cycle track (no, not our Broadway)

After the cycle track plans for Dexter were scrapped, Seattle’s cycle track future rests, for now, on Broadway. Here’s a video of the Broadway concept: Today, Bike Portland takes a look at their year-old cycle track on their Broadway. Initial … Continue reading

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Buffered bike lanes a much better fit for Dexter

Dexter is going to be pretty nice once the new plans are paved. First, look at the image above. For those who ride across the Fremont bridge to Dexter, you know this spot pretty well. Usually there are no cars … Continue reading

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Dexter cycle track plans changed, wide buffered bike lanes proposed

Commenter Andreas pointed out that the plans for Dexter have changed. Instead of placing cycle tracks between the parked cars and the sidewalk, the new plans place large buffered bike lanes between the general travel lanes and parked cars. Here … Continue reading

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SDOT working on plans to continue the Broadway cycle track on Yesler

SDOT is working on plans that would extend the proposed cycle track on Broadway down Yesler (download the PDF of the above image to see more detail). Ethan Melone, Rail Transit Manager for SDOT, said they are still studying the … Continue reading

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Cycle Tracks and Seattle, Part 3: The Great City presentation

Great streets brownbag View more presentations from tfooq. Great City hosted a so-called “brown bag” discussion (no one brings a brown bag lunch to these things…) about cycle tracks last week. In part three of our series on cycle tracks, … Continue reading

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Cycle Tracks and Seattle, Part 2: Look, the Canucks can do it, too!

This video demonstrating the two-way cycle track on Dunsmuir in Vancouver has come up often lately. In many ways, it is similar to the cycle track proposed for Broadway (and perhaps Yesler) to coincide with the installation of the First … Continue reading

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Cycle Tracks and Seattle, Part 1: But the Danes can do it!

The Green Wave in Copenhagen from Copenhagenize on Vimeo. After attending the Great City brown bag this afternoon, I decided Seattle bikers need to take a closer look at cycle tracks and work to better define what we need and … Continue reading

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Bike master plan already out-of-date?

Josh Cohen at Publicola took a look at the city’s Bicycle Master Plan and determined it is too vehicularist and is already sounds out-of-date, even though it is only a few years old: This week, an astute PubliCola reader pointed … Continue reading

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Copenhagen Envy

In the bike world, Copenhagen seems like a fantasy. It comes up in so many bike infrastructure conversations. When structuring how bikes will work with the First Hill Streetcar, the word Copenhagen is everywhere from the cycle track to the … Continue reading

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Why we need to be cautious when installing new trolley tracks

I was poking around on Bike Wise and noticed that the reported crashes seem to line the South Lake Union Streetcar tracks with blue bubbles indicating a “solo” collision. They are mostly people’s wheels getting stuck in the tracks and … Continue reading

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First Hill Streetcar plans have some bike lanes on Jackson, lots of sharrows

SDOT held an open house in the International District today to show plans for the Jackson corridor of the First Hill Streetcar. Plans include some sections with bike lanes and lots with sharrows.

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How safe will the Dexter cycle track be?

Robbie at Velotopia has concerns about the safety of the new cycle track proposed to Dexter Ave.

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