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City will (finally) start accepting street closure permits for businesses

We have known for a while that the coronavirus doesn’t spread as easily outside as inside, yet so many Seattle businesses are obviously based inside storefronts. What if businesses could move more of their operations outside? Cities all over the … Continue reading

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Watch: Talking open streets during COVID-19 with Gordon and Clara from SNG

Seattle Neighborhood Greenways has been working with local advocates to develop ideas for open streets as a way to relieve crowding on sidewalks, paths and major parks during the outbreak. We previously reported about some of their ideas, and the … Continue reading

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Seattle Neighborhood Greenways outlines three-pronged approach to making streets work better for people during the outbreak

Since we last wrote about the potential for open streets to reduce crowding on Seattle sidewalks and paths, the city has opened a couple streets within parks to people walking and biking in Seward Park and Volunteer Park. And Settle … Continue reading

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Saturday: Streets will go car-free for two hours before Ballard Crit for an open streets party

Here’s a great idea: Ballard Criterium race organizers Apex Racing are already doing the hard work of securing permits, placing signage and barricades and informing the community about their annual event Saturday. So why not extend the time a few … Continue reading

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Bainbridge Island hosts its first Open Streets Festival Saturday

While Seattle’s Mayor Jenny Durkan tries to end her city’s open streets events, Bainbridge Island is getting ready to host its first ever Open Streets Festival from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday. The City of Bainbridge Island, with leadership … Continue reading

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Huge open streets weekend: Bicycle Sunday extended into Mt Baker, Ballard Summer Parkways + Park(ing) Day

Summer ain’t over yet, dammit. This weekend is by far the biggest open streets weekend Seattle has ever seen. We’ve already told you about today’s Park(ing) Day, the biggest in Seattle yet. More than 50 pop-up parks will appear in … Continue reading

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For 50th year, Bicycle Sundays kicks off on Lake Washington Blvd this weekend – UPDATED

UPDATE: After digging around in the Central Library archives, it appears that the first Bicycle Sunday was actually held in April 1968. That would make 2015 the 47th anniversary, not the 50th. I’m working to confirm and clarify this as … Continue reading

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It’s time to give Summer Streets and Bicycle Sunday an energizing makeover

People love Summer Streets, Seattle’s summertime open streets events on neighborhood commercial streets in Greenwood, Alki, Ballard and Rainier Valley. They also love Bicycle Sunday, Seattle’s innovative open streets event that has been making sections of Lake Washington Boulevard car-free … Continue reading

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Bicycle Sunday dates announced + When will we hold the first SEAclovia?

The city has announced 12 Bicycle Sundays for 2014, the same number of events as 2013. The open streets events on Lake Washington Boulevard in south Seattle date back to the 1970s. The iconic and beautiful lakefront road is closed … Continue reading

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