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City updates Northgate bike/walk bridge design, open house Thursday

The city is ready to unveil the latest design for the Northgate biking and walking bridge, set to open in 2020 to connect the under-construction Northgate Station to North Seattle College. They are hosting a drop-in open house Thursday (today) … Continue reading

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State will fund UW Burke-Gilman remake, Northgate bike/walk bridge, Eastside bike share + a lot more

Today, the WA House passed the appropriations part of the 16-year transportation package, earmarking money for lots and lots of highways and highway debt. We here at Seattle Bike Blog are certainly distressed by all the new and expanded highways, … Continue reading

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WA Transpo Bill Update: ‘Modest’ walk/bike safety boost, UW trail makeover, Eastside bike share + lots of highways

The WA legislature is getting closer to a possible deal on transportation funding, paid for in large part through a raise in the gas tax and raises in various weight fees. As with state spending for the past generation, the … Continue reading

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Sound Transit wants to allow more time to find Northgate bike/walk bridge funds

The Northgate biking and walking bridge would connect North Seattle Community College and its surrounding neighborhood to Sound Transit’s planned light rail station on the opposite side of I-5. It would also provide a rare comfortable crossing of the wide … Continue reading

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Regional leaders ask for more time to find Northgate bike/walk bridge funding

A group of regional elected leaders, including two members of the Sound Transit Board — Seattle City Councilmember Mike O’Brien and King County Councilmember Larry Phillips — have asked the agency to disregard the July 2015 funding deadline for the … Continue reading

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SDOT considering a carbon fiber walk/bike bridge at Northgate

As bicycle makers keep pushing the envelope on how many bike parts can be made out of carbon fiber to shave a couple grams off mega-high-budget bicycles, Seattle is looking to use similar technology for its bridges. Specifically, the city … Continue reading

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No TIGER grant for the Northgate bike/walk bridge

An attempt to quickly fill the funding gap for the Northgate bike/walk bridge has failed. Seattle and Sound Transit did not win the TIGER grant they hoped would bring in the $15 million needed to make the bridge happen, Publicola … Continue reading

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The Northgate bike/walk bridge designs are stunning, could be a neighborhood icon

So we’ve already established that the Northgate bike/walk bridge is a good idea from a neighborhood connectivity perspective. But another important benefit of the bridge is the chance to create a truly spectacular and maybe even iconic piece of infrastructure … Continue reading

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Support the Northgate bike/walk bridge at Tuesday open house + A look at the updated concept

The Northgate bike/walk bridge is among the smartest investments the city and Sound Transit can make to both ensure that the planned light rail station maximizes its ridership and reconnect a neighborhood long divided by I-5. But I-5 is wide … Continue reading

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Northgate bike/walk bridge would offer huge benefits, but faces challenges

A bridge over I-5 connecting Northgate Mall and the planned Northgate light rail station to North Seattle Community College would offer immense benefits to the neighborhood and ridership for the transit line. But it’s not going to be easy. First, … Continue reading

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Regional Council selects $17M in walk/bike investments

The Puget Sound Regional Council has announced $17 million in Federal funds for walking and biking investments in the area. Investments include $600,000 for the underfunded Northgate Station bike/walk bridge as well as key trail connections in Lynnwood, Bellevue, Renton, … Continue reading

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Rasmussen backs away from plan to delay Northgate bike/walk bridge funds

The Northgate walking and biking bridge may no longer be in danger of delays, according to Councilmember and Transportation Committee Chair Tom Rasmussen. We have reported previously on a still-underfunded plan by the city and Sound Transit to build a … Continue reading

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Murray flips again, now wants to ‘fully fund’ Northgate bike/walk bridge

Ed Murray has issued another clarification about a biking and walking transportation issue: the Northgate biking and walking bridge across I-5. The bridge would dramatically increase the ability for people to bike and walk to the upcoming light rail station. … Continue reading

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Northgate biking and walking bridge could cost less than expected

Not long ago, a walking and biking overpass to dramatically improve access to Northgate Station was “off the table,” according to project officials. But an idea this good grabbed the hearts of project neighbors as well as transit, biking and … Continue reading

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