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Seattle’s bike share stands out as companies shift to scooters elsewhere

Just 21 months ago, Seattle turned American bike share on its head by permitting companies to launch free-floating bikes all over town, an effort that dramatically increased the number of bike trips all over town, turned heads in city halls … Continue reading

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Bellevue endorses NACTO guide + Could they beat Seattle to building a downtown protected bike lane?

The City of Bellevue has endorsed the NACTO Urban Street Design Guide, joining an ever-growing list of cities in North America looking to pool their experiences and knowledge into a guide for more active, efficient and safe streets. Seattle’s largest … Continue reading

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Mayor Murray outlines search for next SDOT Director

When outgoing Mayor Mike McGinn left office at the end of 2013, incoming Mayor Ed Murray sent SDOT Director Peter Hahn with him. Since then, Goran Sparrman has been acting as Interim Director with the Murray administration promising a nationwide … Continue reading

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Washington becomes first state to endorse the NACTO Urban Street Design Guide

Washington State is the first state to officially back the NACTO Urban Street Design Guide, which provides best practice guidelines for designing complete streets that consider the needs and benefits of all road users, whether they are walking, biking, driving … Continue reading

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It’s time to start designing safer intersections

With all of the progress the city has made in recent years making streets safer and easier for biking, there is a clear lack of changes at intersections. Sometimes the city is afraid of removing current dedicated right turn lanes … Continue reading

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Complete streets bill passes House and Senate

The complete streets grant bill, HB 1071, passed the Senate yesterday 29-19. The bill needs a concurrence vote to settle differences in the Senate a House versions, then should go to the governor to be signed into law. With this … Continue reading

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Better road design standards bill passes House Transportation Committee

Publicola reports that HB 1700, a bill that would ease state road design standards to give communities more tools for designing bicycle and pedestrian-friendly roads, has passed out of the House Transportation Committee. The bill is one of many being … Continue reading

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