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I’m glad this Green Lake pool mural is no longer illegal

I thought I had seen all Seattle’s bike-themed public art, but I had never been inside the Evan’s Pool in Green Lake Park before this week. While my kid took a swim lesson, I found myself looking at this large … Continue reading

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Watch: Touring the now-complete Green Lake bike lane loop

Seattle just built a bike lane on Aurora, and it’s amazing. Even though I knew in my head that a complete Green Lake Outer Loop bike lane would be great, riding it was even better than I expected. For decades, … Continue reading

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Green Lake Inner Loop will detour to Outer Loop for boathouse construction

A short section of the Green Lake Inner Loop Path near the Aqua Theater will be rerouted to the Outer Loop path for about a year starting today. Seattle Parks is replacing the existing boathouse with a new 10,800 square-foot … Continue reading

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Wheels will be allowed again on Green Lake inner loop path

The Seattle Parks Department has decided to go back to the lakeside path’s pre-pandemic rules, which allowed people on “wheels” to travel counterclockwise on the path. The decision, approved by the Board of Park Commissioners, follows a series of public … Continue reading

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City set to begin work to complete the Green Lake Outer Loop, should open by December

It’s happening. Work to complete the Green Lake Outer Loop will begin “this month” and should be open by December. The community-generated concept would repurpose a non-continuous lane along the east side of Aurora Avenue, turning it into a walking … Continue reading

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Parks banned bikes from Green Lake without public outreach, now they’re asking if they should be allowed back

Seattle Parks and Recreation banned all bicycling, skateboarding, roller skating and scootering from the inner loop trail around Green Lake in March despite there being no viable alternative along the west side of the lake. The decision to restrict wheel … Continue reading

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Nearly-final plans show Green Lake Outer Loop bikeway is still on track

SDOT released the 90% design plans for the Green Lake Outer Loop, and they show that the bikeway is still on track to finally complete a biking and walking route 112 years in the making. The advanced design document shows … Continue reading

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On this day in 1949: The Green Lake path split open during a major earthquake

In researching my book, I came across this photo from April 13, 1949 showing large cracks in the Green Lake path. The 7.1 magnitude quake was centered between Tacoma and Olympia, but it caused significant damage at far at Oregon … Continue reading

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Without waiting for outer loop path due this summer, Parks Department issues ‘long-term temporary’ ban on bikes at Green Lake

Without waiting for SDOT to complete its “outer loop” bike connection around Green Lake, the Seattle Department of Parks and Recreation banned biking from the popular lakeside trail. “This long-term temporary use restriction, which restricts all bicycles and other wheeled … Continue reading

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Green Lake bikeway would help restore the original Olmsted park plan

“The Aurora Avenue extension, if authorized by the voters, must be paid for not in money alone, but in the blood of the children who are entitled, first to safe passage to their schools and second, to safety in their … Continue reading

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Saturday: Celebrate the new Green Lake bike lanes with a community ride and scavenger hunt

Join local safe streets groups and SDOT Saturday for a community bike ride celebrating the opening of the Green Lake bike lanes. Meet up 10:30 a.m. at the Flamingo parking lot of the Woodland Park Zoo to ride with the … Continue reading

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City delays Stone Way bike lane upgrade, latest of many Wallingford paving project safety cuts

Yes, the new bikeway around (half of) Green Lake is a big improvement. We made a whole video about it. But it is only one part of a major series of paving projects all grouped together into one very big … Continue reading

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Watch: Riding the new Green Lake bike lanes

Crews are nearly finished upgrading one of the most important bike routes in Seattle. East Green Lake Way N may have a terribly confusing name, but it forms a hub of sorts for north end bike routes. The Interurban North … Continue reading

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City considering car-free(ish) Lake Washington Blvd all summer + More Keep Moving Streets updates and a survey

The city may close a three-mile section of Lake Washington Boulevard to most motor vehicles (people accessing homes and parking lots allowed) from Memorial Day to Labor Day. This would be like making every day Bicycle Sunday. You can support … Continue reading

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Green Lake/Wallingford paving projects create opportunity to make huge bike improvements, comment by Wednesday

SDOT has grouped a bunch of Green Lake and Wallingford area paving projects together, designing and planning construction of them all at the same time. Because paving projects essentially wipe the street design clear, they are our best opportunities to … Continue reading

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Green Lake and Wallingford paving projects are a chance to make major bike network improvements

A series of planned paving projects in Green Lake and Wallingford are a big chance to make significant improvements to the North Seattle bike network. And of course, the city could save a lot of money by making these improvements … Continue reading

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Memorial for Nellie Yelli Saturday + Treza Hafzalla charged with Vehicular Homicide, Hit & Run

Friends, family and neighbors will gather tomorrow (Saturday) morning to remember Nellie Yelli, 62, who was killed Sunday while walking in a Green Lake crosswalk. The memorial, organized by Seattle Neighborhood Greenways, begins 11 a.m. at 82nd and Wallingford Ave … Continue reading

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Woman walking in Green Lake crosswalk killed in hit and run, suspect returned and was arrested – UPDATED

A woman driving near Bishop Blanchet High School in Green Lake struck and killed a woman walking Sunday evening. Medics pronounced the victim dead at the scene. UPDATE: Rest in peace, Nellie Yelli. Our condolences to her friends and family. … Continue reading

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Rethinking Seattle’s Freeways: Mr. Inslee, tear down this Aurora wall

What if Bertha never finishes the SR 99 highway tunnel? What if SR 99 doesn’t need to be a freeway-style highway through downtown at all? And what if that’s true for the whole city, too? In other words, what if … Continue reading

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City plans Ravenna Blvd bike lane upgrades, but shouldn’t cheap out on intersections

The city is planning some pretty cool upgrades to the Ravenna Boulevard bike lanes and its connections through Ravenna Park. And they’re planning to do a lot with a small budget, like adding plastic posts to keep people from using … Continue reading

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