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Vashon passenger ferry could improve bike accommodations + Survey

The Vashon-to-Seattle passenger ferry is looking to make improvements to its Vashon terminal. On the list of possible projects is better bicycle accommodations, including covered bike parking. So if you use this service, operated by King County, then you should … Continue reading

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Port Townsend cancels plans for a walk/bike ferry to Seattle

This is a huge bummer. Port Townsend has given up on its plans for a passenger ferry to Seattle, citing a lack of expected ridership. We reported previously that the ferry was expected to start as early as the spring … Continue reading

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New Seattle-Port Townsend walk/bike ferry in the works

Getting to Port Townsend with your bike could get a whole lot easier when plans for a new passenger ferry come to fruition as early as spring 2013. The PTLeader has the story: According to the draft plan, the terminals … Continue reading

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Pedal-powered weekend getaways

Last weekend, my partner Kelli and I took advantage of a temporary change in ferry schedules to bike to Whidbey Island for a getaway. Usually, the ferry to Clinton on Whidbey Island leaves from Mukilteo for a 15-minute jaunt. But … Continue reading

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Should people on bikes exit ferries last? Let the state know what you think

A review of the state’s ferry system yielded one recommendation that caught our attention: Let motor vehicles unload before bicycles. We wrote about this review back in September, but if you have not voiced your concern, now is the time. … Continue reading

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Ferry report says bikes ‘impede’ cars and should load/unload last

Today’s outrageous car-centric idea comes buried in a Washington State Ferries report and recommendations for improving ferry service: Bikes should have to wait for cars before embarking and disembarking. The reason? They supposedly “impede” the unloading of cars and are … Continue reading

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