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City signs off on safe Burke-Gilman Missing Link design. Again.

The has determined that updated plans for the future Shilshole stretch of the Burke-Gilman Trail will still not have a significant negative impact on the environment. This brings the long-delayed trail link one step closer to completion. But don’t get … Continue reading

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Missing Link goes back for more studies, will likely miss 2012 construction goal

If you were hoping this year would be the last time you find yourself navigating across dangerous train tracks on Ballard roads filled with speeding cars and industrial trucks, I’ve got some bad news for you. The Burke-Gilman Missing Link … Continue reading

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Burke-Gilman Missing Link goes back to court today – UPDATE

UPDATE: See below for live-tweeting of the day in court by Cascade Bicycle Club. The Missing Link is funded and designed. All it needs is the legal nod and work can begin. But opponents to the project have vowed to … Continue reading

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Ballard paving updates: 20th Ave bike lanes in + slightly improved Missing Link

SDOT’s been busy out there as we hit the peak of the 2011 paving season (the greatest season of all). Here are a few updates from Ballard. I also noticed spray paint markings on N 65th St near Green Lake … Continue reading

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Hearing Examiner approves ‘Missing Link’ completion yet again

The Seattle Hearing Examiner has given the city the go-ahead to complete the Burke-Gilman ‘Missing Link’ in Ballard. This brings the trail one step closer to completion, but the fight may not be over yet. Opponents have 21 days to … Continue reading

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Westneat: People injured by Missing Link offer to pay for a fix

In a somewhat new twist on the never-ending Burke-Gilman Missing Link saga, a group of people who were injured crossing the railroad tracks under the Ballard Bridge have offered to pay for what they see as a fix. From Danny … Continue reading

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Missing Link completion appealed again

As anticipated, opponents of the plan to complete the Burke-Gilman Missing Link through Ballard have appealed the city’s recent Determination of Non-Significance (DNS). This appeal will further delay the project. The appeal was anticipated, and this group of big Ballard … Continue reading

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Go on the record to support completion of the Burke-Gilman missing link

I know I just asked you to take a minute to support the Vulnerable Users Bill, but you have been called to action again. As regular readers of this blog know, the city recently completed a study that determined completion … Continue reading

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SDOT (again) proposes completion of Burke-Gilman missing link – UPDATED

SDOT has released the revised SEPA Determination of Non-Significance (DNS) proposing to complete the dangerous and infamous Burke-Gilman Missing Link through Ballard. From Anne-Marije Rook at the Ballard News Tribune: A DNS for this proposal was originally issued in 2008, … Continue reading

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Yet another Burke-Gilman missing link broken jaw

The Burke-Gilman missing link has caused another serious injury, according to a recent report on BikeWise. An experienced 33-year-old biker broke her jaw in two places and broke some teeth after her wheel got caught in the tracks riding on … Continue reading

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Burke-Gilman missing link opponents dealt blow in court

King County Superior Court threw out appeals by Salmon Bay Sand & Gravel and other Ballard businesses Friday, removing one more hurdle to completing the Burke-Gilman trail through Ballard.

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Another Ballard missing link broken wrist

According to a recent BikeWise report, the Burke-Gilman missing link through Ballard has struck again, this time breaking a biker’s wrist. On August 29, a 55-year-old woman’s tire got stuck in the railroad tracks and she fell:

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Bicycle Alliance leader wrecks, helped up by Salmon Bay Sand & Gravel worker

Publicola has a blurb today about a rough wreck the director of the Bicycle Alliance of Washington took last week. In some twist of fate, she was helped out by an employee of Salmon Bay Sand and Gravel, the company … Continue reading

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Name-calling in battle over Missing Link

The Seattle Times published a look at the battle over the Ballard missing link with a much needed zoomed-out view. Basically, the article asks, “What are we even fighting about anymore?” Is it about old vs new Ballard? Is it … Continue reading

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Lame businesses in Ballard try to further block Missing Link

Salmon Bay Sand and Gravel Co. and their “business” friends are at it again, trying to make sure the Burke-Gilman trail is never completed and that people continue having their pleasant rides turned suddenly into a potentially deadly and violent … Continue reading

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