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Trail Alert 9/16-19 and 9/23-26: I-90 Bridge Trail will be closed between Seattle and Mercer Island

WSDOT sent out an alert today that the trail across the I-90 Bridge will be closed most of Friday and all weekend as crews work on an expansion joint on the Homer Hadley Bridge, the wider of the two parallel … Continue reading

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WSDOT won’t work with SDOT to connect the Rainier Valley Greenway to the I-90 Trail

For years, WSDOT has resisted working with Seattle to connect the Rainier Valley Neighborhood Greenway to the Mountains to Sound Trail (AKA the I-90 Trail), according to reporting by Ryan Packer for the Urbanist. Packer requested emails between the two … Continue reading

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Biking the new I-90 Trail tunnel and flyover in Factoria

The I-90 trail just got a major upgrade in Factoria. A new bike trail tunnel and flyover opened Wednesday allowing trail users to bypass the busy intersection with Factoria Blvd and the I-90 off-ramp entirely. It also saves users some … Continue reading

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Improved I-90 Trail connection in Factoria still aiming for a late 2020 opening

Work is still continuing on an improved I-90/Mountains to Sound Trail connection over Factoria Blvd SE in Bellevue. The project broke ground in the fall and is still aiming for completion in late 2020, according to project manager Chris Masek. … Continue reading

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Cascade: Mercer Island plan should ‘futureproof’ I-90 Trail, open house Monday

When the I-90 Trail crosses Mercer Island, it climbs up and through a park created in the 1990s to cover the freeway. Posthumously named after and Island Councilmember and Mayor who negotiated with the state to include the lidded park, … Continue reading

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Judkins Park Station is a golden opportunity to improve Rainier Ave, I-90 Trail transit access

The design for Judkins Park Station is getting closer to final, and Sound Transit wants feedback from people who bike. So get to their open house 5 – 7 p.m. Tuesday (tomorrow) at the nearby Northwest African American Museum. With … Continue reading

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Check out Rainier Valley north-south greenway details tonight

Plans for the city’s most ambitious neighborhood greenway are getting close to completion, and they’re really something. You can check them out and give the city feedback at an open house from 6–7 p.m. tonight at the Hillman City Collaboratory … Continue reading

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Bellevue installs its first bike counters + First look at the data

The City of Bellevue and WSDOT have installed the city’s first ever electronic bike counters to track hour-by-hour usage of the I-90 and 520 Trails. As we’ve seen with Seattle’s counters (the oldest being the Fremont Bridge counter), having daily … Continue reading

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I-90 ‘carpocalypse’ largely avoided on first morning commute

It’s becoming a pattern. Every time a major freeway work project closes all or most the lanes, a media firestorm compares the upcoming commute to the end of the world. All but one westbound lane on I-90 is closed as … Continue reading

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Best way around July I-90 work: Bike (of course)

Biking is already the best way to travel along I-90 to Mercer Island and Bellevue, but it’s going to be especially so during a big lane closure scheduled for July 18 – 25. WSDOT will work to replace expansion joints … Continue reading

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Two people collide while biking on I-90 Bridge, State Patrol looking for suspect who fled

With strong cross-winds, waves crashing on one side and highway traffic flying by on the other, biking over the I-90 Bridge can be a rather unnerving experience. But crashes on the bridge are somewhat rare, but that is probably no … Continue reading

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New short trail in Bellevue connects Factoria to MTS Greenway

A new trail in Bellevue may only be a third of a mile, but folks are pretty excited about it. The Factoria Trail connects the Mountains to Sound I-90 Trail to the Factoria shopping area just east of I-405. Here’s … Continue reading

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Seattle trails now on Google Street View

View Larger Map Upon hearing the news that Google Street View now features Seattle’s multi-use trails, I figured I’d pop by Google’s trail-side office in Fremont, and look who I found! Street View on bike trails is awesome. Not only … Continue reading

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Tacks on trail wreak havoc on I-90 bike commuters

After seeing far too many people fixing flats near or on the I-90 Bridge last week, Gary Powell went back to the scene to see if he could find the source. After a little searching, he and some others found … Continue reading

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Cascade stations will keep you and your bike in shape

Cascade Bicycle Club is setting up stations along the Burke-Gilman, Elliott Bay and I-90 Trails through the end of summer to do little things for people riding bikes. Sometimes they will pump up your tires or grease your chain. Or … Continue reading

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Trail updates: Ship Canal, MTS trail extensions coming this year

Utility relocation for the final segment of the Ship Canal Trail started in early May. Once completed, construction can begin to extend the trail all the way to Fisherman’s Terminal, allowing people on foot or bicycle a way to bypass … Continue reading

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City proposes Beacon Hill bike trail to connect I-90 to Sodo

SDOT is proposing a bike trail along the west side of Beacon Hill that would connect the I-90 trail to Beacon Ave near I-5. The project will provide a nice route through the greenbelt to people riding from the east … Continue reading

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