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In a return to its 1907 roots, UPS will deliver by cargo bike in downtown Seattle

111 years ago, UPS began making deliveries by foot and bike out of Seattle’s Pioneer Square. Today, the company is returning to bikes, at least for some downtown deliveries. The global delivery giant announced the pilot today along with Mayor … Continue reading

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Seattle’s new program will more quickly scrape the wreckage of people’s lives off our streets

Two stories have been floating around in my head in the past 24 hours, the cognitive dissonance so deafening it’s hard to think about anything else. One is the news that Mayor Jenny Durkan has purchased five trucks and funded … Continue reading

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Mayor Durkan’s budget boosts curb cuts, but eliminates open streets and pavement-to-parks

Streets are not just for transportation, they are also places where city life happens. But Mayor Jenny Durkan’s proposed budget apparently doesn’t see them that way, because it eliminates the city’s modest open streets and pavement-to-parks budgets. But the budget … Continue reading

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Confidential mediation is no way to govern public decisions like 35th Ave NE bike lanes – UPDATED

SDOT and Mayor Jenny Durkan’s Office (UPDATE 9/20: and Councilmember Rob Johnson’s Office) has convened a confidential mediation session between a handful of people who support and oppose bike lanes at part of the city’s under-construction 35th Ave NE repaving … Continue reading

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Mayor Durkan moves quickly to improve Rainier/Henderson intersection after someone seriously injured 2 kids

Just 12 days after someone driving struck and seriously injured two kids crossing the street at Rainier Ave and Henderson St, SDOT crews were out making significant temporary safety improvements to the wide intersection. The sense of urgency follows a … Continue reading

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Help push to get the downtown bike network back on track in 2019

The downtown bike network has been significantly delayed so far under Mayor Jenny Durkan’s administration, but there is hope to turn things around and get major pieces of the network constructed in 2019. Seattle Neighborhood Greenways and Cascade Bicycle Club … Continue reading

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35th Ave NE safety changes still on track + How can the city avoid such divisive neighborhood fights?

While I was on family leave this winter, a seemingly routine repaving project in Northeast Seattle somehow became a flashpoint that has divided neighbors, spilling gallons of red and green sign-making ink and even drawing competing streetside protests. It has … 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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What Seattle needs from the next SDOT Director + Take the mayor’s survey

As we work towards a future in Seattle where it is easier and safer for residents to get around on foot, by bike and via mass transit, we need your help. Visit the online community survey to share your priorities … Continue reading

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Mayor Durkan is right, we do need a ‘reset’ on Move Seattle

As regular readers of Seattle Bike Blog know, I have been on family leave since late January following the early birth of my daughter. So unlike the daily news regimen I have reported since 2010, I have not had the … Continue reading

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Rainier RapidRide remake concepts fall short + Mayor Durkan should push SDOT for a more visionary plan

Rainier Ave is the only flat and direct street between Mount Baker and the International District/downtown. If southeast Seattle is ever going to have good bike access to the jobs and other major destinations downtown, Rainier Ave will need bike … Continue reading

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Big legal decision supports finishing the Burke-Gilman Missing Link

The Ballard Missing Link of the Burke-Gilman Trail won a huge legal decision today, with the Seattle Hearing Examiner deciding that SDOT’s environmental study and findings was adequate. After completion of an enormous environmental impact study for the short stretch … Continue reading

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Supporters of a completed Missing Link will host happy hour Wednesday

After decades of public meetings and open houses and letter-writing campaigns, it’s perhaps a bit difficult to get motivated for yet another public event about the Ballard Missing Link of the Burke-Gilman Trail. But what if I told you there … Continue reading

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Kubly’s SDOT responded to massive growth by going big on walking, biking and transit

Scott Kubly resigned as SDOT Director last month, closing a chapter of incredible growth (and growing pains) over his more than three years at the expanding agency. As SDOT Director during the development of the nine-year Move Seattle transportation levy … Continue reading

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Congratulations Mayor-Elect Jenny Durkan

Congratulations to Teresa Mosqueda on joining the City Council and Lorena González on retaining your Council seat. Their elections further bolster the already strong support on Council for bold action to improve biking and walking access and safety in our … Continue reading

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Endorsement: Cary Moon for Mayor

If you are registered to vote in King County, your ballot is in the mail. New voters have until October 30 to register in-person. Ballots are due November 7. See this story for more election coverage, including the WA Bikes … Continue reading

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WA Bikes endorses Moon for Mayor + more across the region and state

WA Bikes has endorsed Cary Moon for Seattle Mayor. The politically-active sibling organization to Cascade Bicycle Club released its latest round of 2017 endorsements Tuesday, and Senior Policy Director Blake Trask said the organization will be writing more about their … Continue reading

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