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A look at plans for the Broadway streetcar extension + The case for a 10th Ave cycle track

The most popular road design option for the Broadway extension of the First Hill Streetcar includes an extension of the planned two-way protected bike lane (cycle track) all the way to Aloha, according to SDOT. If constructed, there would be … Continue reading

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Broadway streetcar extention will include cycle track, open house Dec 13

With funding for the planning phase of the First Hill Streetcar secured, the city is holding a Broadway Extension open house to discuss what such an extension could look like for the neighborhood. The meeting will be 4–6 p.m. December … Continue reading

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Broadway cycle track could be ready next year + Could it extend to Volunteer Park (or 520)?

City officials Tuesday announced funds to extend the First Hill Streetcar north from its terminus at Denny Way to Roy St or even all the way to Volunteer Park. Though the design process will work out the details, it’s pretty … Continue reading

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Construction updates: Short Linden cycle track section opens, UW Station Bridge + Yesler ‘bike sneak’ sneak peek

With the opening of the W Thomas St overpass last week, it’s time to look at the progress of some other projects around town that will affect people biking. Above is the main structure of the UW Station biking and … Continue reading

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Will 2013 be the year of the Seattle cycle track? + More construction updates

After our frustrated post about the lack of new bold plans on the city’s part to improve biking and walking safety, below is a look at some exciting projects already underway today. Will 2013 be the year protected cycle tracks … Continue reading

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Construction on First Hill Streetcar starts next week

Sound Transit is set to break ground on the First Hill Streetcar April 23. The ceremony — which begins at 12:15 p.m. at the corner of Broadway and Boylston — kicks off two years of construction along the $134 million … Continue reading

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First Hill Streetcar: A look at bike plans + open house tonight

Construction on the First Hill Streetcar is set to begin in April, putting it on track to begin operation in early 2014. Planners behind the streetcar are holding two open houses to discuss construction of the project. The first is … Continue reading

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Planners present more details for Broadway Bikeway

Planners presented more specifics about the proposed Broadway cycle track, which has now been dubbed the “Broadway Bikeway.” The project is part of the First Hill Streetcar, which will connect Pioneer Square and King Street Station to the under-construction Capitol … Continue reading

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Bikes and streetcars should be friends

The idea of a new streetcar line is exciting and nerve-racking at the same time. Streetcars are cool. They encourage dense development. They encourage more people to get out of their cars and enjoy a walking and transit lifestyle. These … Continue reading

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Portland bike group asks for streetcar track fixes

EDITOR’S NOTE: While I am in majestic St. Louis, Missouri, for the holidays, I will be posting interesting bike links and urging discussion. I’ll still be writing, but at a reduced rate. Feel free to comment on this link or … Continue reading

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First Hill Streetcar Update: Cycle track would pay for itself

The First Hill Streetcar planners briefed the City Council Friday on updates to the project plans, including a couple details about the proposed cycle track. Aside from the pretty image above, there were a couple details of interest.

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