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Spring Street bike lane is a big improvement, but it ends just short of First Hill

Downtown just got a new bike lane on Spring Street. It’s not the kind of bike route addition that’s going to start any biking revolutions, but it’s a major improvement over what was there before. And with just a few … Continue reading

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New 2nd Ave traffic signals clear up confusion

When the city finally upgraded the old skinny paint-only door zone bike lane on 2nd Ave in 2014, it was an incredible increase in biking comfort downtown. But almost immediately after opening one thing became clear: The array of signals … Continue reading

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City and contractor rethinking sudden 2nd Ave bike lane closure

The moment fences went up blocking the 2nd Ave protected bike lane just south of Pike Street, I started getting tweets and emails from baffled people who, rather than having a protected bike lane were detoured mid-block into the general … Continue reading

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Rainier is the city’s most dangerous neighborhood street. But it could be the best.

Rainier Avenue will be safer by the end of the year. Every option the city presented (PDF) at a public meeting Thursday evening in Columbia City included a significant redesign of the notoriously dangerous street. And the city is not … Continue reading

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Rainier Ave safety project kicks off, two meetings this week

Rainier Ave has been the scene of far more than its share of death and injury, serving both as the main commercial drag through Rainier Valley and one of the city’s most dangerous streets. There were 1,243 collisions, 630 injuries … Continue reading

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After 2 collisions at same 2nd Ave parking garage, city makes changes

After the second person in just one week was injured by a person turning across the 2nd Ave protected bike lane into a parking garage between Pike and Union, the city has made changes to improve visibility. Most early efforts … Continue reading

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Police find Tahoe involved in hit and run of 7-year-old + City announces safety project on nearby Rainier Ave

Seattle Police announced Friday that they have found and impounded the red Chevy Tahoe they believe struck and critically injured a seven-year-old girl at MLK and Genesee Tuesday. Now they are on the search to find the person behind the … Continue reading

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Business owner sends photos of people crashing on Missing Link, city (finally) finishes temporary bikeway

After five months in a state of partial completion, the city made substantial progress toward completing the temporary Burke-Gilman Missing Link improvements between Shilshole and Fred Meyer Sunday. The two-way bikeway on NW 45th Street is an attempt to increase … Continue reading

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City installs two blocks of protected bike lanes in U District

The city is nearly finished with work on two blocks of protected bike lanes on NE 40th Street in the U District. As we reported last week, the section is intended to serve both as a permanent addition to the … Continue reading

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Walk signals are shorter in Rainier Valley, but the city will improve them this year

If you live in the Rainier Valley, many traffic signals in your neighborhood force you to walk faster than if you live in Ballard. Sometimes, you have to walk twice as fast to get across the street before traffic gets … Continue reading

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Feds make it easier to install traffic signals for bikes

The Federal Highway Administration has removed a layer of red tape that should make it much easier and cheaper for states, counties and cities to install bicycle-specific traffic signals. The memo posted below goes into rather dense detail about the … Continue reading

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New York guerrilla bike lane painters hope city takes cue from Seattle

The Reasonably Polite Seattleites just wanted to push the city to make some bike lanes safer. I doubt they imagined their small, “polite” statement about road safety would be used by New York City residents to pressure their leaders to … Continue reading

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Just 10 days after Dexter/Nickerson hit-and-run, city installs permanent curb to make intersection safer

My head is still spinning by how fast the city and SDOT responded to this dangerous right turn lane at Dexter and Nickerson. Friend and Seattle Bike Blog reader Maile Martinez got in touch last week with the story of … Continue reading

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SDOT makes guerrilla-installed protected bike lane permanent

Remember when an anonymous bike safety group calling themselves “Reasonably Polite Seattleites” installed a series of plastic pylons on Cherry Street to demonstrate how easy it would be for the city to turn a regular bike lane into a protected … Continue reading

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Guerrilla road safety group ‘politely’ installs illegal bike lane protectors on Cherry Street

An extremely polite group of anonymous guerrilla road safety activists armed with $350 worth of reflective plastic pylons turned the painted Cherry Street bike lane under I-5 into a protected bike lane Monday morning. The group—calling themselves the Reasonably Polite … Continue reading

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Neighborhood Greenways TV: Seattle Channel + Panel discussion with SDOT leaders

Seattle Channel’s City Stream featured the city’s push for family-friendly bike routes on a recent episode. You may even catch a glimpse of yours truly…

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Neighborhood Greenways Update: SDOT leaders will talk at Phinney meeting

A crew of city officials and neighborhood greenway organizers went to a walk and bike ride around Ballard Sunday, hitting some of the planned and proposed neighborhood greenway options in the area. Several folks from the city — including new … Continue reading

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New SDOT Traffic Engineer is excited about bike facilities

Dongho Chang said his new job as Seattle’s City Traffic Engineer is a “dream job,” and he’s excited about streets that help people biking and walking. “I want to build a community where people can get access to what they … Continue reading

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