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After deep review, SDOT reaffirms plans for Eastlake bike lanes

There may be no bike project north of downtown Seattle more important than Eastlake Ave. Connecting to the University Bridge today and the 520 Trail in the future, Eastlake is an already well-used bike route with huge promise for growth. … Continue reading

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After further study, SDOT finds that Eastlake Ave still needs bike lanes

I thought we had already established this a few years ago during public outreach for Roosevelt RapidRide, but SDOT has tried again to find an alternative to building bike lanes on Eastlake Ave. And, just like before, the results are … Continue reading

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Support bike lanes along the Roosevelt RapidRide line (including Eastlake Ave)

An effort to build a faster and more reliable bus route along the Roosevelt Way/Eastlake Ave corridor is also an incredible opportunity to improve biking and walking conditions along the way. The project — now called Roosevelt RapidRide — is … Continue reading

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Support safe Eastlake bike lanes this week

Seattle has the chance to finally build a safe and comfortable bike route from the University Bridge to downtown. But more than that, the city also has the chance to create a safer and more inviting main street for the … Continue reading

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It’s time for a transportation revolution east of Lake Union

Imagine a direct, fully connected and protected bike route from Roosevelt and Green Lake all the way to downtown. The city is studying how to make it happen. And not only could the project fix some consistently dangerous collision hot … Continue reading

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It’s well past time to build safe bike lanes on Eastlake Ave

Eastlake Ave is a white knuckle bike ride. Even though it’s also the only reasonably flat street that directly connects the city center to the University Bridge, there are no bike lanes. Instead, people have to try to navigate the … Continue reading

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The new Fairview Ave Bridge should be a nexus for major bike routes

The Fairview Ave N bridge is part of a major bike route hub, and major improvements and new connections on Westlake, Eastlake, 9th Ave N, Lakeview Blvd E and the 520 Bridge will only make it more important in the … Continue reading

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Eastlake bike lanes would be boon for area businesses and regional bike transportation

There are few bike route improvements that would do more for Seattle’s bicycle network than a comfortable, safe and direct connection in the Eastlake neighborhood. A vital connection between the University Bridge and the city center, Eastlake Ave is already … Continue reading

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CHS: Eastlake community looks to improve and expand I-5 Colonnade Park

I-5 Colonnade urban mountain bike park is one of the city’s most unique public spaces. It’s a powerful reclaiming of a space destroyed by construction of the elevated I-5 structure separating Eastlake from Capitol Hill. Ten years later, the community … Continue reading

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Bike Master Plan Draft 2: Central Seattle

The last day to comment on the second draft of the Bicycle Master Plan is Friday. Email your comments to bmpupdate@seattle.gov. This post is a continuation of a series investigating some of changes in the newest draft of the Bike … 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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Fairview/Fairview changes almost complete

We first wrote about the proposed changes to the intersection of Fairview Ave N and Fairview Ave E back in October 2010. Currently under construction, the project is scheduled to open Friday. While the project is mostly about walking safety, … Continue reading

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Metro and SDOT keep bicycle groups in the dark about rushed Howell St plans

If you have been on Howell St in the past week or so, you may have noticed spray paint markings on the pavement between 9th Ave and Stewart. This key bicycle route from downtown to Eastlake Ave, Fairview Ave E, … Continue reading

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Woman with golf club attacks biker on Eastlake

Following yesterday’s story about a driver who tried to attack a biker with a Taser in Northgate comes this report from Jonah at Seattle Crime: In this most recent incident, a cyclist was riding north on Eastlake Ave E past … Continue reading

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