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After 2 collisions at same 2nd Ave parking garage, city makes changes

After the second person in just one week was injured by a person turning across the 2nd Ave protected bike lane into a parking garage between Pike and Union, the city has made changes to improve visibility. Most early efforts … Continue reading

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Cohen: 2nd Ave protected bike lanes ‘just the beginning’

You don’t have to bike for very long in Seattle before you figure out the most dangerous kind of street: “Downhill streets with on-street parking and turning movements at intersections: Those are problems that Second Ave had,” Cascade Bicycle Club’s … Continue reading

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Dexter protected bike lane plans include shared turn lanes, bus stops

When the state finally finishes its Hwy 99 utility work that has torn up half of Dexter Ave near Harrison Street in recent months, they will put the road back together and repaint it. But instead of returning the street … Continue reading

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Mayor’s budget: More downtown bike lanes, bike share in the CD, revamped Summer Streets

Mayor Ed Murray unveiled his first ever city budget Monday afternoon, which includes big investments in neighborhoods, an expansion of the Summer Streets program, more funding for protected bike lanes downtown and an expansion of Pronto Cycle Share into the … Continue reading

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Bike traffic on 2nd Ave triples after city builds protected bike lane

UPDATE: Here’s a graph from SDOT: It was clear from day one that bike use on 2nd Ave was higher than normal. But new data collected by SDOT staff shows just how much a safe bike lane can draw people. … Continue reading

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2nd Ave bike lane continues to wow, city plans a few tweaks

In its third day of operation, the 2nd Ave protected bike lane continues to wow people and transform the way people (and goods) get around downtown. The new bike lane — separated from car traffic by either a row of … Continue reading

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The new 2nd Ave bike lane revolutionizes biking downtown

Biking downtown will never be the same again. Monday morning, city workers completed work on a protected bike lane on 2nd Avenue connecting from Pike to Yesler, ringing in the beginning of a more family-friendly streetscape in the heart of … Continue reading

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Some updates on the Westlake bikeway design

The city revealed a few more details about the developing plans for the Westlake bikeway. In documents presented to the Design Advisory Committee in August, planners appear to be primarily focused on the so-called “sidewalk concept,” which would route a … Continue reading

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New SDOT Director wisely adds bike signals to 2nd Ave bike lane design, could open by Sept. 8

The 2nd Ave protected bike lane project appears to be ahead of its original ambitious schedule, and Publicola reports that the lane could open as early as Labor Day weekend (UPDATE: SDOT’s Dawn Schellenberg says their current goal date is … Continue reading

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Seattle gets stack of Federal funds for protected bike lanes downtown, on Broadway

Seattle will officially receive a stack of Federal cash to build protected bike lanes downtown and on Broadway (we reported on the recommendation earlier this month). The city has also received nearly $400,000 to help low-income residents access Pronto bike … Continue reading

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2nd Ave protected bike lane on schedule to meet bike share launch

In a city known for it’s overly-laborious process for just about any significant decision, Mayor Ed Murray has given the green light to build an ambitious protected bike lane on 2nd Ave to be in place by the time Pronto … Continue reading

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Plans to extend Broadway Bikeway moving forward, open house Tuesday

The biggest complaint I hear about the city’s new protected bike lanes on Broadway is the most obvious one: They end abruptly at Denny Way just south of the northern Brodaway commercial area. Well, the city is still moving forward … Continue reading

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A tour of Seattle’s new Broadway Bikeway + How it makes life better for people walking

It’s finally mostly open! While the usefulness of the Broadway Bikeway is still severely limited due to bike detours at its north end, the 1.1-mile two-way protected bike lane opened Wednesday. Simply put: Broadway is the city’s most ambitious complete … Continue reading

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Broadway Bikeway (mostly) opens Wednesday

The Broadway Bikeway is finally ready to (mostly) open. The two-way protected bike lane will stretch all the way from Yesler Way to Denny Way, connecting Yesler Terrce, First Hill and Capitol Hill. The city is scheduled to fully open … Continue reading

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Murray: Seattle will build pilot protected bike lane on 2nd Ave this year

Seattle will build a protected bike lane on 2nd Ave downtown before Pronto Cycle Share launches later this year, Mayor Ed Murray announced during the Cascade Bicycle Club Bike to Work Breakfast Tuesday. The pilot bike lane project will be … Continue reading

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City installs two blocks of protected bike lanes in U District

The city is nearly finished with work on two blocks of protected bike lanes on NE 40th Street in the U District. As we reported last week, the section is intended to serve both as a permanent addition to the … 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: ‘Protected bicycle lanes are a crucial component of our transportation infrastructure’

In a recent letter, Mayor Ed Murray did not mince words about how strongly he supports building protected bike lanes in Seattle. In support of Seattle’s application to be part of the national Green Lane Project — a program of … Continue reading

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Andersen: Using plastic posts instead of curbs, Seattle plans to reduce the cost of protected bike lanes

Which is better for bike lanes: concrete curbs or plastic posts? In the small, fast-growing world of the protected bike lane, Seattle is the city of physical beauty. I won’t lie to you: my organization, which helps U.S. cities build … Continue reading

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Why Seattle must invest in protected bike lanes and transit summarized in one moving GIF

The choice is clear: There is no choice. Seattle must invest in better transit and bike lanes if the city wants to grow. Here’s a moving GIF from 2nd Avenue in downtown Seattle that demonstrates why. Inspired by this GIF … Continue reading

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