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Options for a redesigned E Marginal Way + Regional leadership needed to connect to S King County

Today is the last day to comment on SDOT’s E Marginal Way online open house. The city is working on a major reconstruction and redesign of the industrial street that also serves as one of the most vital bike connections … Continue reading

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Construction begins on penultimate segment of the E Lake Sammamish Trail

King County has started construction to pave 1.3 miles of the East Lake Sammamish Trail, bringing the key walking and biking link between Redmond and Issaquah that much closer to completion. The trail, funded by a combination of Federal, state … Continue reading

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Snoqualmie Valley Trail reopens between Duvall and Carnation

King County has completed major repair work the closed a key section of the Snoqualmie Valley Trail between Duvall and Carnation. Originally scheduled for closure June through October 31, the trail is just now reopening. King County blames a “record … Continue reading

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Ahead of Eastside Trail meetings, sign this petition for an interim trail ‘sooner and cheaper’

The Eastside Trail is poised to revolutionize non-motorized travel on the Eastside, so why wait? Let’s get an interim trail constructed and usable as soon as possible. We already reported on King County’s draft Trail Master Plan, which is now … Continue reading

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Eastside Trail takes big step forward, comments on draft plan due March 31

The Eastside Trail made a big step closer to reality this week when King County released its draft Master Plan and Environmental Impact Statement. These plans now head into public outreach, setting the trail up for a summer preferred alignment … Continue reading

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The Bellevue section of the Eastside Trail is going to be unreal

UPDATE: Shortly after posting, Cascade Bicycle Club announced the formation of the Eastside Greenway Alliance, a group of seven organizations that will “will dedicate time and resources to move forward with the goal of a multi-use corridor that will provide … Continue reading

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Celebrate the Eastside Trail with rail spike removal Friday, summit Saturday

It’s very difficult to overstate how huge an impact the Eastside Trail will have on regional bikeability and livability. Traveling through or very near city centers, neighborhoods and employment centers in Woodinville, Kirkland, Bellevue and Renton the trail itself will … Continue reading

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King County will remove old rails on the Eastside Trail + Kirkland plans rapid bus along the trail

King County will remove the rails on the Eastside Trail, a vital step toward creating a walkable and bikeable trail from Woodinville to Renton. The work was proposed by King County Executive Dow Constantine and approved by the King County … Continue reading

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A closer look at the Eastside Trail plans + Give feedback online

A bikeable and walkable Eastside Trail can’t come soon enough. The rails-to-trails potential for the mostly-defunct Eastside Rail Corridor is immense for growing communities east of Lake Washington. Connecting homes to jobs and new regional trail connections across and along … Continue reading

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County will close Green River Trail in sections this summer

In the past decade, the Green River Trail has been closed as often as it has been open. And just when you thought it might finally be fully open, King County has announced another series of closures through the end … Continue reading

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Terrible summer biking news: Key section of Snoqualmie Valley Trail closed until Halloween

Summer just took a bike adventure hit. King County will close a small-but-key section of the Snoqualmie Valley Trail between Duvall and Carnation. The amazing rail trail — which mostly has a very bikeable hardpack gravel surface — will be … Continue reading

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King County will clear overgrowth from Burke-Gilman/Sammamish River Trails, be prepared for delays

A 12-foot trail is only a 12-foot trail so long as the whole thing is clear. One great part of our major regional trail network is how close you get to the woods and greenery as you bike between major … Continue reading

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Biking Bis: King County installs trail-connecting protected bike lane + other trail alerts

King County has installed a protected bike lane on SE High Point Way to connect the Issaquah-Preston and Preston-Snoqualmie Trails. The 0.7-mile two-way protected bike lane may be the first modern protected bike lane in unincorporated King County, Biking Bis … Continue reading

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South Park Bridge is now open, bike lanes ‘protected’ for a week

The rebuilt South Park Bridge is now open, improving access to the neighborhood and creating a link in what could someday be a very bikeable place to live, work and play. For at least the first week, cones will guide … Continue reading

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Where people walk, bike, take transit and drive alone in Seattle and King County

The new Census commute data visualization tool is awesome. The data is not new. It’s the same dataset we analyzed last fall when we discovered that fewer than half of Seattle residents drives alone to work. But the new visualization … Continue reading

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King County will spend $140,000 patrolling trails

Here’s an odd press release I got late Friday: King County will spend a stunning $140,000 to police the trail system this summer. Now, of course people should be safe and follow the rules when using trails. And some police … Continue reading

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Not just Seattle: King County is also driving less + A look at biking rates around Puget Sound

Get ready for a little data overload. I’ve been swimming through Census data ever since the 2012 American Communities Survey data came out and showed that biking, walking and transit use in Seattle is way up. But what about the … Continue reading

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Grant will fund vision for a safer Vashon Island

After a successful fight against bike-route-ruining rumble strips prompted a group of Vashon-Murray Island residents to organize and take action, the group is running with the momentum to take biking and walking safety on their island to the next level. … Continue reading

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Sightline talks bikes and social justice with Major Taylor Project director

Ed Ewing is the Director of Cascade Bicycle Club’s Major Taylor Project (or, as the students call it, “Bike Club”). Bike Club aims to bring safe cycling and bike mechanic skills to youth in low-income communities in King County. Ewing … Continue reading

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County removing Green River Trail sandbags

The sandbags that have closed the Green River in Kent since 2009 are finally being removed. The trail should be fully open by the end of September, King County said. From King County: “Removal of the sandbags means life is … Continue reading

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