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First section of new Arboretum Trail opens near Madison Valley

A key section of the new WSDOT-funded Arboretum Trail opened late last week, connecting Madison Street to the car-free Arboretum Drive. The segment is fairly short, but it is one of the most important stretches of the whole plan for people … Continue reading

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City will repair bumpy sections of the Burke-Gilman Trail this week

Seattle’s section of the Burke-Gilman Trail is incredibly busy, but it also has some old sections that are plagued with bumps from tree roots or damage from small landslides. Some small bumps aren’t a big deal, but sometimes they turn … Continue reading

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Construction displaces #5 most popular Pronto station + #WomenWhoBike ride today

Construction at 7th and Pine has displaced Pronto Cycle Share’s fifth most popular station. You can now find it at 7th and Union in front of ACT Theatre. While this move does put the station a little closer to the … Continue reading

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Landslide closes Burke-Gilman near 125th, Seattle Parks hopes to reopen by PM commute

This just in from Seattle Parks: Parks cleaning up landslide on Burke just south of NE 125 St by early afternoon for your pm commute. @seabikeblog pic.twitter.com/80TciVJ7gE — Seattle Parks (@SeattleParks) December 22, 2014 Rainy weather means the Burke-Gilman is … Continue reading

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Parks District passes, will help fund safe access to parks

The Parks District ballot measure Seattle Bike Blog endorsed has passed, giving the city slightly more funding for parks and some extra wiggle room for future property tax levies. Part of the Parks District plan includes some funding to help … Continue reading

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Padelford: Let’s invest in neighborhood access to parks

This op-ed is by Gordon Padelford. He is the Neighborhood Support Coordinator with Seattle Neighborhood Greenways, lives on Capitol Hill, and loves parks. Have you heard there is a new parks levy in the works? Seattle Neighborhood Greenways has been … Continue reading

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See the nearly-completed Arboretum Trail design at Thursday meeting

The state is funding a trail through the Arboretum as part of the 520 Bridge project, and you have a chance to get a look at how design is evolving and give feedback Thursday. The meeting is 6:30 – 7:45 … Continue reading

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Parks Board will consider bikes-in-parks policy change, hear about neighborhood greenways

Volunteers with a dream of doing environmental rehab work and building a mountain bike park in Cheasty Greenspace will get the chance to earn the support of the Board of Park Commissioners. The meeting is 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the … Continue reading

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Parks Department taking emergency action to fix trail-blocking mudslide in Lake City

A mudslide that has continued to create hazards on the Burke-Gilman Trail in Lake City will be fixed, Parks officials said Wednesday. The owner of the private home on top of the cliff where the slide began had not been … Continue reading

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Landslide closes Burke-Gilman Trail in Lake City – UPDATE: Now open

UPDATE: The trail has been reopened. Burke Gilman landslide twitter.com/lamonti/status… — Andrew Wilson (@lamonti) April 21, 2013 A mudslide closed the Burke-Gilman Trail near Lakeside Pl NE Sunday. Crews are not able to get into the area to fix the … Continue reading

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Parks Department recommends making Bike Polo a permanent court use

Following an 18-month pilot program, Parks Department staff recommends permanently designating courts at Judkins and Cal Anderson Parks for “alternative uses” like bike polo, Capitol Hill Seattle reports. If approved, the city would more or less officially designate the Judkins … Continue reading

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New Arboretum trail would bypass Lake Washington Blvd

The addition of a biking and walking trail to the proposed 520 bridge is not the only part of the state’s plan that will affect people on bikes. As a way of mitigating traffic issues on Lake Washington Boulevard through … Continue reading

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Mercer West and Arboretum meetings tonight

The Mercer West project involves widening the Mercer underpass at Aurora and turning both Mercer and Roy into two-way streets. Under the plan, Roy would likely become the preferred bicycle route, having bike lanes in each direction and hopefully a … Continue reading

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Biking Bis: Fewer Bicycle Sundays scheduled this year

The first Bicycle Sunday of 2011 is May 8, kicking off a series of car-free Sundays on Lake Washington Boulevard this summer. The event stretches from Mt. Baker Beach to Seward Park, creating a long, temporary lakeside park. This year, … Continue reading

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Landslide-prone stretch of Burke-Gilman closed for weekend – UPDATED

UPDATE 4/12 – The trail is open now, but may need to be closed again tomorrow. Will update when I learn more. UPDATE 4/11 – The trail is still closed as of Monday and may be closed for a couple … Continue reading

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Mudslides obscure parts of Burke-Gilman near Lake City – UPDATED

Several mudslides are obscuring the Burke-Gilman Trail near Lake City. One of the slides has taken out power lines and will not be cleared until the line work is finished. Reader David Walls reports how he got around the slides … Continue reading

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Status of Cal Anderson bike polo looking better under new Parks rules, but remains ambiguous

The Board of Park Commissioners has recommended an 18-month pilot for a new tiered court use policy that could allow dodgeball and bike polo to play at Cal Anderson without being renegade activities. People have continued playing both games, even … Continue reading

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Parks Athletic Manager suggests banning bike polo from Cal Anderson

Capitol Hill Seattle reports that Dennis Cook, the Athletics Manager for Seattle Parks, has recommended banning bike polo, but not dodgeball, from Cal Anderson tennis courts:

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Public hearing Thursday to discuss opening tennis courts to bike polo, dodgeball

The Parks Board is holding a public hearing Thursday evening to get feedback about a proposal to open low-use tennis courts to non-tennis activities, such as bike polo and dodge ball. Currently, these activities are not technically allowed (though they … Continue reading

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