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SDOT shows off improved short-term bike plan

When SDOT released the 2016 short-term bike plan, I suggested the department “burn it and try again.” Well, they more or less did just that. The new plan is far from perfect, and it doesn’t make up for lost time resulting … Continue reading

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What does HALA have to do with biking? Everything.

There are basically two ways to increase the number of homes in bikeable and walkable neighborhoods. 1: Improve bikeability and walkability in more neighborhoods, or 2: Increase the number of homes in neighborhoods that are already bikeable and walkable. Most … Continue reading

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Move Seattle saves the transpo budget + Pronto gets oversight + Red light cameras will fund school safety

When Mayor Ed Murray presented his proposed 2016 budget, he had to assume there would be no replacement for Bridging the Gap, and it was pretty devastating. There was an exciting $5 million one-time expenditure for expanding Pronto Cycle Share, … Continue reading

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Seattle just elected a bike-friendly Council and invested $400M into safe streets

In an odd-year election, Seattle invested at least $400 million into safe streets, and every City Council candidate endorsed by Seattle Bike Blog, Seattle Transit Blog, Seattle Subway or Cascade Bicycle Club appears on the verge of winning. Urban cycling’s … Continue reading

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The true cost of Move Seattle

Mike Wang was biking home to his family one evening in July 2011 when a man driving an SUV made a quick left turn and killed him on Dexter Ave. It’s impossible to fill a hole in the world the … Continue reading

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#BikeTheVote: A cycling procrastinator’s guide to Tuesday’s election

Our Halloween Kidical Mass ride was also a #bikethevote ride. Thanks Princess Leia and blue Care Bear! pic.twitter.com/bwgR8Bm6mv — Madi Carlson (@familyride) November 1, 2015 Did you know there are six ballot drop boxes with easy access to the Burke-Gilman … Continue reading

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What a “no” vote on Move Seattle actually means

In the lead up to next week’s vote, the Let’s Move Seattle campaign has been focused on the exciting and new elements of the nine-year transportation levy proposal: Seven new rapid bus lines to all parts of town, Safe Routes … Continue reading

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Today: Join a community walk in Greenwood for Move Seattle

Did you know the Move Seattle levy will build a road safety project at every single public school in the city? It’s true! And that’s just one example of a community-generated idea in the nine-year transportation levy. But boosting Safe … Continue reading

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The Times is wrong. A megaproject won’t fix our traffic, we need Move Seattle

The Seattle Times Editorial Board put all their backing behind Bertha and the SR 99 deep bore tunnel highway, a multibillion-dollar, cars-only underground toll road that bypasses downtown Seattle — our state’s biggest employment center. They are not worthy of … Continue reading

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Last day to register online to vote for Move Seattle

We have to pass Move Seattle. Not only would it make powerful investments in the bike network, safe streets and efficient transit, but it would also prevent devastating cuts to our growing city’s transportation system. But it can only pass … Continue reading

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Let’s pass Move Seattle to build ‘communities where all families thrive’

“Last year, the citizens of this city stepped up to fund the largest bus system expansion in history,” Mayor Ed Murray said to press, flanked by safe streets, business, labor and social justice leaders Tuesday. But putting more buses on … Continue reading

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Party to kickoff the Move Seattle campaign Tuesday + Mayor will speak at bridge where Fairbrother died in 2011

Flanked by business, transportation and social justice leaders Tuesday, Mayor Ed Murray will mark the official kickoff of the Let’s Move Seattle campaign to pass Prop 1. The 10 a.m. press event will be held next to the Fairview Ave … Continue reading

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Toward Zero: Honoring the 150 people killed or badly injured in Seattle traffic since Sher Kung

A crowd gathered on the steps of the Garden of Remembrance downtown Friday listened to 150 bell rings, one for every person seriously injured or killed in Seattle traffic in just one year. They also heard ten names, all people … Continue reading

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One year after Kung was killed, join a vigil and call for Vision Zero Friday

Traffic injuries and deaths are preventable, and we have the cure. We’ve already planned Seattle’s safe streets upgrades corridor-by-corridor and neighborhood-by-neighborhood. The city’s traffic engineers have studied proven best practices from in town and around the world. The city is … Continue reading

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Legal challenge to Move Seattle goes down in flames

In case you were wondering if there would be a campaign to fight the bold Move Seattle transportation levy, of course there is. And their first major showing this week has gone down in flames as quickly as it started. … Continue reading

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Get involved to help pass the Move Seattle levy

Hey you! Yes, you. Did you follow our coverage as Seattle crafted a bold new Bicycle Master Plan? Did your heart fill with hope for the health of your neighbors and loved ones as the city unveiled a plan to … Continue reading

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Council keeps full-strength Move Seattle levy, adds extra safety emphasis

The Seattle City Council is only one step away from sending a nine-year, $930 million property tax levy for transportation to voters in November. Mayor Ed Murray’s Move Seattle levy made it through the Council’s special committee shaping the measure … Continue reading

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Huge support for safe streets at Move Seattle hearing + Need to focus on vision rather than costs

The call for safe streets during Tuesday’s public hearing on the Move Seattle levy was overwhelming. Indeed, as person after person and family after family got up to advocate for safe streets in their neighborhoods, I kept waiting for someone … Continue reading

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Support safe streets at Move Seattle public hearing Tuesday

The Move Seattle transportation levy puts a pretty strong emphasis on safety, but there’s one key piece that many safe streets advocates in the city think is far too low: Safe Routes to School. You can tell the City Council … Continue reading

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