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Missing Link megastudy confirms: Build the trail already!

829 pages have been added to the already-towering mountain of documents studying the 1.2-mile Ballard Missing Link of the Burke-Gilman Trail. An estimated 22 people have gone to the hospital due to crashes on this dangerous stretch just since work … Continue reading

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Missing Link claims another victim ahead of tonight’s Ballard safe streets open house

This morning, the train tracks on the Burke-Gilman Trail Missing Link claimed yet another victim. Reader Ted came across a woman who took a very bad spill in the same spot so many people have crashed before her. After helping … Continue reading

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18 Missing Link victims will go to the hospital by the time the trail study is complete

Hours before a public meeting Thursday to discuss the missing 1.4 miles of the Burke-Gilman Trail in Ballard, an ambulance pulled away from NW 45th Street under the Ballard Bridge to take another injured person to the hospital. By the … Continue reading

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Three important bike meetings tonight: Missing Link, E Marginal Way + Eastside Trail

I sure hope you want to go to an important bike meeting tonight, because there are three of them at the same time. And they’re all about completely game-changing projects. So if you have the time, go to one of … Continue reading

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Finally, movement on court-required Missing Link study + 98.6% voice support for trail

After somehow spending a year and a half to “finish analyzing the feedback from the EIS scoping process held in late 2013,” the city is holding an open house to present the plan to develop a study of options to … Continue reading

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City finally set to finish Ballard Missing Link tweaks announced in 2012 + Scary near miss video

In late 2012, Councilmember Tom Rasmussen and then-Mayor Mike McGinn held a press conference under the Ballard Bridge to announce a series of temporary safety improvements to the dangerous streets connecting the two severed ends of the Burke-Gilman Trail. Some … Continue reading

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Cascade publishes very, very long timeline of work to build the Burke-Gilman Missing Link

If the Ballard Missing Link of the Burke-Gilman Trail were a person born when the city first passed a plan build it, today it could legally go buy a drink. The tale of the Missing Link is really more of … Continue reading

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Why the so-called Burke-Gilman ‘Plan B’ is not a solution to the Missing Link

After well more than a decade and dumping cement trucks full of private and public money into design and legal battles over the Ballard Missing Link of the Burke-Gilman Trail, I can understand why people’s ears might perk up when … Continue reading

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Ever crash on the Burke-Gilman Missing Link? This awesome sticker is for you

Peddler Brewing, located just a block or so from the Missing Link of the Burke-Gilman Trail, have created a nearly pitch-perfect sticker advocating for a complete trail through the bike-wreck-prone area. Proceeds from the sticker sales will go to advocacy … Continue reading

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Business owner sends photos of people crashing on Missing Link, city (finally) finishes temporary bikeway

After five months in a state of partial completion, the city made substantial progress toward completing the temporary Burke-Gilman Missing Link improvements between Shilshole and Fred Meyer Sunday. The two-way bikeway on NW 45th Street is an attempt to increase … Continue reading

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Months later, ‘Missing Link’ Band-Aid still under construction

In late December, just two weeks before Mayor Mike McGinn left office, the city began work on a project to improve safety on a particularly troublesome section of the Burke-Gilman Missing Link in Ballard. While not a complete solution, the … Continue reading

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FamilyRide: Kidical Mass swings by the under-construction Missing Link, Ballard Greenway bike counter

Sunday’s Kidical Mass ride took us to Ballard for our first look at the new two-way bikeway for part of the Burke-Gilman Trail Missing Link. The paint isn’t down yet and I hope they’ll put more dividers in to make … Continue reading

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City will install two-way bikeway for part of the Burke-Gilman Trail Missing Link

The city will build a two-way bikeway this month in an attempt to increase safety on a notoriously dangerous stretch of the Burke-Gilman Trail Missing Link in Ballard. Previously-planned advisory bike lanes on NW 45th Street have been scrapped in … Continue reading

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Murray calls Burke-Gilman Trail a ‘treasure,’ hopes for a safe completion of the Ballard Missing Link

Ed Murray’s campaign issued a statement today saying that his comments to the Seattle Times’ Jonathan Martin came off as “overly skeptical” of the city’s plans to complete the Burke-Gilman Trail’s notorious “Missing Link” in Ballard. We wrote about his … Continue reading

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Ed Murray does not want to complete the Burke-Gilman Missing Link – UPDATED

“There goes my bike support,” Seattle mayoral candidate joked to the Seattle Times’ Jonathan Martin after coming out against completing the Ballard Missing Link of the Burke-Gilman Trail. I’m guessing that the hundreds — maybe thousands — of Seattle residents … Continue reading

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City begins work on Missing Link ‘advisory bike lanes’

Wait, what are those spray painted lines on NW 45th Street at the east end of the Missing Link? It’s the beginning of work on the city’s planned Band Aid fixes to help prevent crashes on the notoriously dangerous stretch … Continue reading

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OMG, do we really need to say this again? Complete the Missing Link already!

Seriously, I’m not sure how many more ways we can say this. Complete the Ballard Missing Link of the Burke-Gilman Trail! Tomorrow is the deadline to comment on the scope of the Environmental Impact Statement the city is beginning to … Continue reading

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August meeting will discuss scope of yet another Burke-Gilman Missing Link study

It has officially been a full decade since the City Council adopted plans to complete the Burke-Gilman Trail’s notorious Missing Link in Ballard (so notorious that is now a proper noun). The city is now starting it’s next attempt to … Continue reading

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Today: City will announce Missing Link safety improvements – UPDATED

Mayor McGinn and Councilmember Tom Rasmussen will announce safety improvements to the Burke-Gilman Missing Link in Ballard this afternoon, according to Cascade Bicycle Club. They will be underneath the Ballard Bridge on Shilshole at 2:30 p.m. For a brief recap: … Continue reading

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As Missing Link goes back for even more studies, it’s time for an interim solution

It’s true. Apparently six years of studies on the Burke-Gilman Missing Link through Ballard is not enough, and the Hearing Examiner has ordered the city to produce a costly and time-consuming Environmental Impact Statement for the sorely-needed trail segment. Meanwhile, … Continue reading

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