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Work underway to replace S Holgate bridge staircase with ramp

The S Holgate Street Bridge is far from the friendliest bike route between Sodo and North Beacon Hill, but it is definitely the most direct. But because the only sidewalk on the bridge turns into a staircase at the Sodo … Continue reading

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North Beacon Hill getting much-needed safety upgrades, new trail connection

Work is set to begin next month on a slate of road safety improvements in North Beacon Hill, mostly focused around Beacon Ave S between 14th Ave S and the Mountains to Sound Trail end point just east of I-5. … Continue reading

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It’s time to complete the ‘Bellevue Gap’ in the Mountains to Sound Trail (+ VIDEO)

The plan is ready. Now is the time to find funding to complete the ‘Bellevue Gap’ in the Mountains to Sound Trail through the eastern portion of Bellevue. The city recently completed a design study (see below) for a trail … Continue reading

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The top cycling city in Washington is actually east of the Cascades

When you first think of cycling cities in the US, you might think of Portland, Minneapolis or Seattle. But some of the top cycling cities are smaller communities with colleges: Like Davis, California and Ellensburg, Washington. As the good folks … Continue reading

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Mountains to Sound Greenway looking to become National Heritage Area

In a time of tight state budgets and increased demand for preserved natural areas, the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust is looking to get the area designated as a National Heritage Area. This would increase opportunities for grants and strengthen … Continue reading

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New short trail in Bellevue connects Factoria to MTS Greenway

A new trail in Bellevue may only be a third of a mile, but folks are pretty excited about it. The Factoria Trail connects the Mountains to Sound I-90 Trail to the Factoria shopping area just east of I-405. Here’s … Continue reading

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Weir: New trail ends at dangerous spot

Willie Weir, a bicycling writer, speaker and Beacon Hill resident, is concerned about the where the new Mountains-to-Sound Trail extension ends. The trail runs into a mid-hill point where Beacon Ave turns into the Holgate St Bridge. It’s very steep … Continue reading

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Mountains-to-Sound Greenway ribbon-cutting Saturday + Video spoiler

The Mountains-to-Sound Greenway extension on Beacon Hill is complete, and there will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony Saturday, October 29 at 2:30 p.m. at Daejeon Park (see poster below). A couple friends and I took a detour on our way to … Continue reading

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KIRO reporter concerned about MTS Trail extention through ‘the Jungle’

The under-construction extension of the Mountains-to-Sound Trail through Rizal Park and along the northwest slope of Beacon Hill will run through an unofficial homeless encampment that can get pretty rough. Unfortunately dubbed “the Jungle,” the steep-banked greenbelt has seen grisly … Continue reading

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Times: 2.3-mile Snoqualmie Tunnel opens with fanfare

The Snoqualmie Tunnel, a 2.3-mile section of the John Wayne Pioneer Trail through the Cascades, opened July 5 for the first time since 2009. From the Seattle Times: The tunnel was closed in January 2009 for repairs after chunks of … Continue reading

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Trail updates: Ship Canal, MTS trail extensions coming this year

Utility relocation for the final segment of the Ship Canal Trail started in early May. Once completed, construction can begin to extend the trail all the way to Fisherman’s Terminal, allowing people on foot or bicycle a way to bypass … Continue reading

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MTS Trail and W Thomas overpass construction to start in 2nd quarter

You know what would be really cool? A trail that would connect the I-90 bike trail to the west side of Beacon Hill and SoDo without going over the top of Beacon Hill. Well, SDOT says bidding on the Mountains-to-Sound … Continue reading

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