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With the upper West Seattle Bridge closed, bike trips across the low bridge are higher than non-outbreak years

As we already saw in our previous post, the covid-19 pandemic has totally scrambled the typical ridership data collected by Seattle’s 24/7 bike counters. On the Fremont Bridge, for example, total ridership is down about 20% compared to the 2013-19 … Continue reading

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Alert: Lower Spokane Street Bridge will close overnight May 29-31

The lower Spokane Street Bridge to West Seattle, a vital lifeline for the neighborhood since the upper West Seattle Bridge closed, will itself close for evening-to-overnight work Friday, Saturday and maybe Sunday. That means anyone biking will need to detour … Continue reading

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City develops emergency plan in case the West Seattle Bridge falls

The city of course hopes it never comes to this, but they are planning for a worst case scenario in which the bridge becomes so unstable it could collapse. After studying the extensive cracking on the West Seattle High Bridge … Continue reading

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With the West Seattle High Bridge closed until at least 2022, talks begin about building a replacement

As we learn more about the unexpected and sudden closure of the West Seattle High Bridge at the end of March, it’s looking more and more like the decision to close the bridge prevented a horrific tragedy. Cracking on both … Continue reading

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Watch: With the West Seattle high bridge closed, here are some popular bike routes to get across the Duwamish River

Transcript (auto-generated .txt) There is still no timeline for reopening the West Seattle high bridge, by far the most-traveled way to get across the Duwamish River and connect to the rest of the city. In the meantime, the lower Spokane … Continue reading

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2018 bike counts up 32 percent on 2nd Ave downtown after bike lane, bike share expansion

The final counts are in, and 2018 is officially a new high water mark for biking in Seattle. Looking at the real-time bike counter data from around town, biking was up significantly in Fremont and across the lower West Seattle … Continue reading

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ALERT: West Seattle swing bridge will be out from 7-9 Tuesday night, shuttles available

Attention folks who bike across the lower West Seattle Bridge: SDOT just announced a closure from 7 to 9 p.m. tonight (Tuesday). As with the previous closure, there will be a shuttle to help folks walking and biking get across, … Continue reading

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Lower West Seattle Bridge closed for emergency week-long repair – UPDATED

The lower West Seattle swing bridge closed Wednesday evening for emergency repairs, SDOT announced just hours before crews were planning to take the bridge out of order. The bridge will be in the open position for marine vessels, unusable for … Continue reading

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How amazing would this West Seattle flyover trail be?

It’s one of the most infamous intersections in West Seattle. It sucks for everyone, whether you’re driving a freight truck to the Port or driving a car home from work. But it especially sucks for anyone walking or biking (remember … Continue reading

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Man biking struck near W Seattle Bridge, police seek suspect + Rash of other area collisions

A man biking was struck at the east end of the lower West Seattle Bridge Thursday night. The person driving fled the scene. Police are seeking more information to help catch the suspect and learn what happened. And obviously, the … Continue reading

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