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Wheels will be allowed again on Green Lake inner loop path

The Seattle Parks Department has decided to go back to the lakeside path’s pre-pandemic rules, which allowed people on “wheels” to travel counterclockwise on the path. The decision, approved by the Board of Park Commissioners, follows a series of public … Continue reading

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After a decade of community organizing, city will officially open the Cheasty mountain bike and hiking trails October 1

The Cheasty Mountain Bike and Pedestrian Trails project first won grant funding to clear out invasive greenery to create a recreation area between Rainier Valley and Beacon Hill in 2013, and supporters have been bushwhacking through the Seattle Process ever … Continue reading

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Seattle Parks forgot to make Bicycle Weekends car-free, so riders moved the signs themselves

Labor Day weekend was supposed to be the penultimate Bicycle Weekend on Lake Washington Boulevard for the year, a chance to experience the storied lakeside street without cars. Bicycle Weekend is an expansion of Seattle Parks’ Bicycle Sunday program, which … Continue reading

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Parks banned bikes from Green Lake without public outreach, now they’re asking if they should be allowed back

Seattle Parks and Recreation banned all bicycling, skateboarding, roller skating and scootering from the inner loop trail around Green Lake in March despite there being no viable alternative along the west side of the lake. The decision to restrict wheel … Continue reading

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Bicycle Sundays are now called ‘Bicycle Weekends’ + City begins ‘visioning process’ for Lake Washington Blvd’s future

54 years after the first Bicycle Sunday on Lake Washington Boulevard, the car-free event has long solidified as a beloved tradition. As was the case in 2021, SDOT and Seattle Parks will expand Bicycle Sundays into what they are now … Continue reading

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Without waiting for outer loop path due this summer, Parks Department issues ‘long-term temporary’ ban on bikes at Green Lake

Without waiting for SDOT to complete its “outer loop” bike connection around Green Lake, the Seattle Department of Parks and Recreation banned biking from the popular lakeside trail. “This long-term temporary use restriction, which restricts all bicycles and other wheeled … Continue reading

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Key section of Georgetown to South Park Trail moving forward alongside a new dog park

A gravel cut-through in Georgetown near Boeing Field will become a dog park and trail corridor, providing a key piece of the community-led Georgetown to South Park Trail. If all goes according to schedule, the park and trail connection should … Continue reading

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City considering car-free(ish) Lake Washington Blvd all summer + More Keep Moving Streets updates and a survey

The city may close a three-mile section of Lake Washington Boulevard to most motor vehicles (people accessing homes and parking lots allowed) from Memorial Day to Labor Day. This would be like making every day Bicycle Sunday. You can support … Continue reading

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Trail Alert 12/4–1/31: Seattle Parks begins repair work on old, bumpy sections of the Burke-Gilman

Be prepared for detours on the Burke-Gilman Trail in NE Seattle over the next two months. Seattle Parks is making much-needed repairs to 13 segments of this aging, bumpy and extremely popular trail, starting with the divided stretch of trail … Continue reading

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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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