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2018’s one millionth Fremont Bridge bike trip is about to cross, smashing the record

Whoever bikes across the Fremont Bridge as number 1,582 today will tip the 2018 bike counter into seven digits, clobbering all previous records by a wide margin. Bike trips across the iconic bridge, which forms a pinch point for many … Continue reading

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Biking on 2nd Ave downtown is up 37% as bike share and bike lanes expand

The number of people biking on 2nd Ave in downtown Seattle is up an average of 19 percent year-over-year since the July 2017 launch of private bike share services. And the trend appears to have accelerated as SDOT opened a … Continue reading

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City has chance to improve biking, walking and transit in Fremont’s ‘Center of the Universe’

Fremont’s Center of the Universe could get an amazing walking, biking and transit makeover next year, but only if the city chooses to be bold. SDOT is in the early design phase for bus stop improvements on Fremont Ave between … Continue reading

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Work starts Monday on bike lanes to connect Burke-Gilman, Fremont Bridge

After more than a year of planning, SDOT is ready to begin construction on a short-but-key section of protected bike lane connecting the Burke-Gilman Trail to the Fremont Bridge. People biking already make up nearly a third of traffic on … Continue reading

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Ride the Ducks plans to use scary Fremont bike merge lane starting Friday

If you bike across the Fremont Bridge regularly, then you know this terrible merge lane well. People biking are routed down a ramp into what becomes a shared bike and right turn lane. You have to be extremely on guard, … Continue reading

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Would fewer draw bridge openings help your bike commute?

Getting stopped for a draw bridge is one of those truly Seattle experiences, especially for people on bikes. Three of the busiest bike route chokepoints in the city are bridges that open for maritime vessels: Fremont, University and Montlake Bridges. … Continue reading

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2015 Fremont Bridge bike counts have broken records every month so far

The number of bicycle trips across the Fremont Bridge continues to climb year-over-year. In fact, a mild winter has helped to break all-time monthly bike count records every month so far in 2015. In fact, bike counts have increased 14 … Continue reading

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Painters will close Fremont Bridge overnight Saturday & Sunday

The never-ending Fremont Bridge painting project is, well, getting close to ending. But some of the biggest closures are still to come. Workers will close the bridge overnight from midnight to 7 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. There will only be … Continue reading

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Cue the balloon drop! One million Fremont Bridge bike trips in 2014! – UPDATED 1/1/15

@seabikeblog Hey, count made it to 645 on the 28th (7:36pm) pic.twitter.com/nSP4Fkgt45 — Jay Talbot (@JayTalbot2) December 29, 2014 We did it! One million bike trips over the Fremont Bridge in 2014! And reader Jay Talbot got a photo of … Continue reading

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All I want for Christmas is 1 million Fremont bike trips – UPDATED 12/28

UPDATE 12/28: It could happen today! Rider number 645 on Sunday will be number one million for 2014. However, if bike trip levels today are like Saturday, the one millionth trip will happen Monday morning. UPDATE 12/26: I have updated … Continue reading

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Update on journey to 1 million annual Fremont bike trips: We did it! (sort of)

We did it! One million bike trips across the Fremont Bridge in one year! Actually, as commenter Doug Ollerenshaw pointed out on our previous Fremont bike counter story, we did it back on September 29. That was the first day … Continue reading

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Will we reach 1 million 2014 bike trips over the Fremont Bridge? It’s gonna be close

Despite work on the Fremont Bridge that has at times restricted access to sidewalks in recent months, the city is still on track to reach one million bike trips across the bridge in 2014. But it will likely come down … Continue reading

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More details on upcoming Fremont Bridge work, sidewalk closures begin Sept 2

The Fremont Bridge is one of the busiest bike routes in the city with about 5,000 bike trips recorded on summer weekdays. But using the bridge can be uncomfortable for people walking and biking because the bridge’s sidewalks are too … Continue reading

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Required painting project will close Fremont Bridge sidewalk

In order to keep the Fremont Bridge in good shape and corrosion-free, the city needs to repaint it every once in a while. That is no easy task, since the historic steel structure has all kinds of moving parts and … Continue reading

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July sets another Fremont Bridge bike count record

Bike volumes on the Fremont Bridge continue to break records this year, far outpacing 2013 by nearly every measure. July was the bikiest month yet recorded, with 120,669 trips measured over the bridge. That is 2.8 percent higher than July … Continue reading

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Fremont Bridge bike counts continue big year-over-year rise

Bike counts over the Fremont Bridge continue to significantly outpace 2013, with June counts up more than 14 percent year-over-year. In the first half of the year, people made 486,798 bike trips across the bridge. That puts us on pace … Continue reading

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A statistical analysis of biking on the Fremont Bridge, Part 4: Are more people biking?

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the final post in a four-part series of posts this week by statistician Mike Logsdon. Mike bikes across the Fremont Bridge every day, and put together this analysis of the bike counter data “mostly for the … Continue reading

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A statistical analysis of biking on the Fremont Bridge, Part 3: Bike Month

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the third in a four-part series of posts this week by statistician Mike Logsdon. Mike bikes across the Fremont Bridge every day, and put together this analysis of the bike counter data “mostly for the amusement … Continue reading

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A statistical analysis of biking on the Fremont Bridge, Part 2: Rain

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the second in a four-part series of posts this week by statistician Mike Logsdon. Mike bikes across the Fremont Bridge every day, and put together this analysis of the bike counter data “mostly for the amusement … Continue reading

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A statistical analysis of biking on the Fremont Bridge, Part 1: Overview

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the first in a four-part series of posts this week by statistician Mike Logsdon. Mike bikes across the Fremont Bridge every day, and put together this analysis of the bike counter data “mostly for the amusement … Continue reading

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