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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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Tantrum ends: Port approves Eastside Rail Corridor sale

Over a month after the Port of Seattle Commissioners voted to throw a childish tantrum and withhold sale of the Eastside Rail Corridor because they were upset about the plans to build a completely unrelated arena in Seattle, the Commissioners … Continue reading

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County could remove Green River Trail sandbags

The Green River Trail from Tukwila to Kent has been closed to bicycling since 2009, when miles of three-foot-tall sandbags were installed in the center of the trail. The sandbags were in response to flooding fears, but they closed a … Continue reading

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King County joins the CleanScapes/Bike Works partnership

Last year, CleanScapes started a partnership with Bike Works to save unwanted bikes from the dump. The garbage collection company instead began donating bikes they recovered from Seattle’s North and South Transfer Stations to Bike Works. Now, King County has … Continue reading

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With bike share on the horizon, it’s time to rethink King County’s adult helmet law

With Portland officially passing funding for a bike sharing system, Seattle can no longer pretend bike sharing is something that only happens in other parts of the country and the world. Bike sharing is proven, effective and safe — so … Continue reading

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SLB: King County’s In Motion maps get some W Seattle bike routes wrong

Seattle Likes Bikes has some issues with King County’s In Motion map of West Seattle, which were recently sent to many residents interested in finding alternatives to driving in their neighborhood. The program is designed to send people information customized … Continue reading

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New King County bicycle map now online

King County’s new bike map look is similar to the design of the official Seattle bike map. It’s far easier to read than the old map design, and readability is an important part of getting more people riding:

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Large Burke-Gilman closure starts June 15, county and state say take a bus or drive – UPDATED

If you have been in denial about the upcoming closure of the Burke-Gilman Trail from the Seattle city limits all the way to Log Boom Park in Kenmore, it’s soul-searching time. The closure is real, and it starts June 15. … Continue reading

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Check out the (not yet official) Burke-Gilman closure detour route

For months now, the most-Googled term leading people to Seattle Bike Blog has been some variation on “2011 Burke-Gilman closure.” King County Parks has been very reluctant to release details on the project, particularly the sure-to-be-disappointing detour route. With work … Continue reading

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Seattle University to launch bike share program, King County prepping system of its own

Seattle University students, faculty and staff may soon be able to participate in a school bike share system, according to The Spectator. The Seattle University Bike Share (SUBS) does not yet have a launch date, but the Associated Students of … Continue reading

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