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Buffer space added to bike lanes on older section of Dexter

A few weeks ago, the city added a couple feet of buffer space to the bike lanes on Dexter between Mercer and Denny Way, just south of the recently-reconfigured section complete with bus islands and a road diet. The added … Continue reading

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Dexter is a next generation Seattle bike facility (VIDEO)

The repaved and redesigned Dexter Ave N has been open for a couple weeks now, and so far I have only heard praise for the road’s design. The wide bike lanes with several feet of buffer space make biking remarkably … Continue reading

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Safe Streets Social provides space for healing, calls for change

80 or so people gathered in Lake Union Park to ride in memory of people killed on our streets. But the Safe Streets Social was also about creating an opportunity for bicycle riders who have been shaken by news of … Continue reading

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Using example of Wang’s death, Economist argues for protected bikeways

“Calmer traffic is just the beginning,” argues The Economist in a short article this week calling for protected bicycle facilities. To illustrate their point, they point to the death of Mike Wang, who was struck and killed in a hit-and-run … Continue reading

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Police seize SUV in investigation of hit-and-run that killed Wang

Police may have a lead in the hit-and-run that killed Mike Wang on Dexter Ave at Thomas St last month. Though police are not calling the Port Orchard woman a “suspect,” but she is “under investigation.” Seattle Crime has more … Continue reading

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Wang started taking documentary photos at Tiananmen Square

Mike Wang, the man who was killed in a July 28 hit-and-run on Dexter Ave in South Lake Union, had been working as a photographer for PATH, documenting the work of the global health nonprofit. But Wang got his start … Continue reading

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Is lowering speed limits the key to increased safety on Dexter?

Alan Durning wrote a column for the Seattle Times earlier this week arguing that, in light of Mike Wang’s death and other senseless traffic fatalities in our state, Washington should follow nearby states and provinces by allowing municipalities to lower … Continue reading

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Person killed in Dexter hit-and-run identified as Mike Wang

The man killed Thursday while biking on Dexter has been identified as Mike Wang, 44, a photographer for a nonprofit who rode his bike to work from his Shoreline home every day, according to the Seattle Times. A memorial has … Continue reading

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Person biking on Dexter killed, SUV driver flees the scene – UPDATED

A person riding a bike was killed in an apparent hit-and-run at Dexter and Thomas in South Lake Union. The collision happened at 3:45 p.m., according to King 5. After the collision, the driver of the brown, American-made SUV with … Continue reading

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Heavy work to start again on Dexter July 7

If the lure of wide buffered bike lanes for part of the street has gotten you back in the habit of riding on Dexter Ave, get ready to change your routine again. SDOT is going to start removing pavement for … Continue reading

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Dexter paving two weeks behind schedule, but ready to Bike to Work Day

Due to rainy and cold weather, Dexter Ave N construction is running about two weeks behind schedule. However, the contractor still expects to complete the project by October. As Bike to Work Day nears (Friday), the first phase of Dexter … Continue reading

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Sightline: A reluctant cyclist learning to love riding (despite SLU confusion)

Eric Hess is getting back on a bike for the first time in over a decade, and he has written two pieces about his experience for Sightline. As the weather warms, more and more Seattlites will be looking to hop … Continue reading

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Heavy Dexter construction starts April 11

Attention Dexter bikers, SDOT says the bad stuff is starting next week. Crews will begin asphalt removal, and the road will go down to two general traffic lanes without bike lanes. You may want to leave a little earlier than … Continue reading

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Seattle Times: Details of bicycling actor’s death still fuzzy

Celebrated actor Mark Chamberlin was found lying next to his bike on Dexter Ave early Sunday, but friends and family are still struggling to figure out what happened. According to the Seattle Times, it is still not clear what caused … Continue reading

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Attention Dexter bikers: Construction starts March 7

Work to repave Dexter Ave N is scheduled to start March 7 and will not be completed until late summer (h/t Fremont Universe). Bicyclists will at times be required to ride with general traffic during lane closures throughout the length … 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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Reminder: Open house Thursday to discuss Dexter plans

Reminder, there is an open house to discuss the revised plans for Dexter Ave N Thursday from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Swedish Cultural Center. Basically, the plans for a parking-buffered cycle track of sorts is being abandoned in favor of … 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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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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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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