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Trail Alert 2/6-8: I-90 Trail detour on Mercer Island

Sound Transit work on Mercer Island will close a section of the I-90 Trail starting Thursday and lasting through Saturday. And unfortunately, this stretch of N Mercer Way does not have bike lanes, so people biking will be directed to … 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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Learn about the future of Mercer Island’s Mountains to Sound Trail at Thursday open house

The Mercer Island Parks Department is creating a master plan for Aubrey Davis Park, including the Mountains to Sound Trail, and they are looking for public feedback. Their open house got snowed out, so the rescheduled event is 6–8 p.m. … Continue reading

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Sound Transit settlement could help fund safe Mercer Island bike/walk station access

Mercer Island’s decision to sue Sound Transit and WSDOT in large part over HOV lane access on I-90 did not make the island a lot friends among people across the region who worried the lawsuit could delay and add costs … Continue reading

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Mercer Island road safety project worked so well they decided…not to do it again?

The number of Mercer Island community members injured in a ten-block stretch of Island Crest Way dropped 75 percent after the city made a simple road safety change. Collisions dropped 61 percent. Traffic continued to flow. The 2012 project worked … Continue reading

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Mercer Island settles landmark I-90 Trail crash lawsuit

Note: Several are bike stories fell through the cracks during the election craziness. This is one of them. We’re working to play catch-up now that the dust is settling. If you think we missed something big recently, email [email protected] The … 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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Ballard crossing guard struck by car Monday took the job after daughter was struck there in 2001

Desiderio de Castro went through hell when his daughter was struck by a car in a crosswalk in front of Ballard’s Salmon Bay School in 2001. DessaMonica spent three days in intensive care with a lacerated liver and many more weeks … 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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After Mercer Island road changes scrapped, another teen is hit by car

Ira Appleman ran for the Mercer Island City Council with his opposition to changes to Island Crest Way as the key to his campaign. He lost. The council originally voted to go ahead with the controversial road changes, which would … Continue reading

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