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Cascade lists their 5 top-priority Seattle bike projects

Cascade Bicycle Club recently posted their top 5 Seattle bike improvement priorities, though it’s really more like like 4 projects and a citywide plan. They go into more detail about each in their blog post, so go check it out. … Continue reading

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Cascade: Support the city’s Ballard Missing Link construction permit

Seattle has applied for a permit needed to construct the simplified Burke-Gilman Trail Missing Link in Ballard, and you know what that means. It’s time to submit yet another comment supporting the completion of this long, long, long, long delayed … Continue reading

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Eight people injured while biking the Missing Link file lawsuit against city, railroad

“Countless people” have crashed on the railroad tracks while biking on the streets just west of the abrupt terminus of the Burke-Gilman Trail in Ballard, and now eight of them have joined together in a lawsuit against both the Ballard … Continue reading

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Ballard Missing Link opponents file appeal against city’s scaled-back trail plan

As expected, longtime opponents of the Ballard Missing Link of the Burke-Gilman Trail have filed a complaint in King County Superior Court (PDF) challenging SDOT’s claim that their redesigned trail project is exempt from the State Environmental Policy Act (“SEPA”), … Continue reading

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Scaled back Missing Link plans could put the trail on budget and sidestep lawsuits

The Missing Link appellants have won! But not really. The Seattle Department of Transportation announced today that they are prepared to submit a significantly scaled-back version of their plans to complete the Missing Link of the Burke-Gilman Trail through Ballard. … Continue reading

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Court decides Hearing Examiner needs to redo 2018 Missing Link decision

Many Seattleites have only ever known life with the Ballard Missing Link of the Burke-Gilman Trail held up in court. Children born when the City Council first approved the route are now getting ready to vote in their first election. … Continue reading

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Trail Alerts: Ship Canal Trail won’t be detoured to Nickerson + Burke detour near Fred Meyer

Some great news from Seattle Public Utilities: The Ship Canal Trail will not be detoured to Nickerson Street for the next couple years as was originally planned. As we reported previously, concerned neighbors including Queen Anne Greenways drew attention to … Continue reading

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Technicality about updating railroad track delays Ballard Missing Link until 2022

Appellants fighting the city’s decades-long plan to finally complete the Ballard Missing Link of the Burke-Gilman Trail have successfully found another legal maneuver to further delay the needed safety project until 2022, the Seattle Times reports. A King County Court … Continue reading

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Missing Link court ruling puts a lot of pressure on city’s ongoing appeal

A clarifying ruling by King County Superior Court Judge Roger Rogoff this week has put some extra pressure on the City of Seattle to win an ongoing appeal if they want to keep construction of the Ballard Missing Link on its … Continue reading

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Construction the Missing Link core scheduled to start this year + Latest economic study wades deep into the absurd

After adding another 66 pages to the peak of the Ballard Missing Link’s towering mountain of in-depth studies, Seattle is scheduled to start work on the core segment of the hard-fought trail this year. Work is already underway on Market … Continue reading

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Judge decides Missing Link megastudy did not adequately address economic concerns

In yet another partial court defeat, the Ballard Missing Link of the Burke-Gilman Trail has once again been thrown into question this week after King County Superior Court Judge Samuel Chung sided with the city on two out of three … Continue reading

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Missing Link design nearly complete, construction to begin this winter (unless the court intervenes)

Barring a court order, construction on the Ballard Missing Link of the Burke-Gilman Trail is scheduled to begin this winter. So while an appeal is still working its way through the courts, the city is moving forward with a construction … Continue reading

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Shipyard manager admits he had men shove CM O’Brien over his support for the Missing Link

General Manager Doug Dixon of Pacific Fishermen Shipyard oversaw men who shoved Councilmember Mike O’Brien during an afterparty celebrating the opening of the Nordic Heritage Museum Friday evening. Dixon admitted to overseeing the alleged assault on O’Brien, telling the Seattle … 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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The community-advised Missing Link design keeps getting better for everyone

The Ballard Missing Link of the Burke-Gilman Trail has been debated and challenged in court for two decades, and sometimes it’s hard in such a long, frustrating process to remember what this thing is really about. On average, about two … Continue reading

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Missing Link community design reaches major milestone + Public workshop Thursday

The design for the Ballard Missing Link continues to move forward, reaching a major milestone that puts it on track for construction starting in winter 2018. You can check out the latest design details and weigh in at a design … Continue reading

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Missing Link open house Thursday will dive into the gritty trail design details

The Burke-Gilman Trail Missing Link team has been working hard in recent months to gather very granular comments about the planned trail route to address safety and business access concerns section-by-section. SDOT staff held a series of workshops on specific trail … Continue reading

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Despite compromise and ongoing community design work, group appeals the Ballard Missing Link

The Ballard Missing Link of the Burke-Gilman Trail is headed back into litigation. But despite the pending legal action, the city is still working through the community design process that was was part of the February compromise agreement between SDOT, … Continue reading

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Missing Link mega study exhausts the debate + Why the Labor Council still opposes the trail

The smile on Councilmember Mike O’Brien’s face somehow grew even bigger than usual while listening to longtime trail opponents and advocacy staff at Cascade Bicycle Club praise each other for finally hammering out a Ballard Missing Link compromise after decades … Continue reading

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