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Salomon: Finally fixing NE 65th Street (Part One)

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is Part One of a two-part series by NE Seattle Greenways leader and former mayoral candidate (“I ran for Mayor before it was cool“) Andres Salomon. In this post, Salomon gives an update on the need for … Continue reading

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$3.6M paving project must make 25th Ave NE safer, improve access to U Village

25th Ave NE is a wide, unfriendly street separating the U Village shopping center from bus stops and its neighbors in the Ravenna/U District area. Nearby residents have among the lowest car ownership rates in the whole city, yet 25th … Continue reading

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Roosevelt bike lane gets November opening party (but is mostly open already)

The city’s newest protected bike lane on Roosevelt Way NE is almost complete, and it has already revolutionized bikeability in NE Seattle. Much of the bike lane is already open, and the city has set a November 5 grand opening … Continue reading

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Neighbors march for a safer NE 65th Street

Standing next to the ghost bike painted white in memory of Andy Hulslander, Councilmember Rob Johnson (District 4) lamented that the city had not acted fast enough to make NE 65th Street safer. “I stated [in my campaign] that we … Continue reading

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Person biking critically injured in collision at 65th and Ravenna Blvd- UPDATED

A 48-year-old man biking in Ravenna was critically injured in a collision with someone driving a King County Metro VanPool vehicle this morning on NE 65th Street near Ravenna Boulevard. Though few details have been released, Seattle Police say the … Continue reading

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New protected bike lanes in Ravenna complete smart new connections at a low cost

Seattle quietly opened 1.5 miles of new or upgraded protected bike lanes in Ravenna and the U District recently. The low-budget projects cut a couple corners, but still add huge value to bike safety and mobility in some of the … Continue reading

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Salomon: Why construction can’t just close a neighborhood greenway without a safe detour

EDITOR’S NOTE: Andres is a family-biking father dedicated to safe streets. He’s the leader of NE Seattle Greenways and sometimes contributes to Seattle Bike Blog. I encountered this closure the other day on a ride with several people, including Madi … Continue reading

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DUI suspect kills person biking in Ravenna – UPDATE: RIP Andres Hulslander

A person suspected of driving under the influence struck and killed a 45-year-old who was biking in Ravenna late Saturday, according to Seattle Police. UPDATE: The man killed has been identified as Andres Hulslander, according to the King County Medical … Continue reading

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City plans Ravenna Blvd bike lane upgrades, but shouldn’t cheap out on intersections

The city is planning some pretty cool upgrades to the Ravenna Boulevard bike lanes and its connections through Ravenna Park. And they’re planning to do a lot with a small budget, like adding plastic posts to keep people from using … Continue reading

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A closer look at the proposed NE 65th St options

As promised in our previous post (see also for background), here is a more in-depth and ground-tested look at the options SDOT is considering for NE 65th Street in the city-wide Bike Master Plan. I went on a bike tour … Continue reading

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Seattle Transit Blog: Business on NE 65th dramatically increased after bike lane was installed

UPDATE 8/16: I understand that pairing this headline and this graphic was slightly misleading, so I want to make it clear that the study quoted here does not have enough data to say this rise is due to the bike … Continue reading

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Ravenna Blvd repaving moving faster than originally planned

We may get some good summer riding on the newly repaved Ravenna Boulevard after all. The desperately needed repaving project has already completed its first phase, and work is about to get under way on the second half. If the … Continue reading

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Neighborhood greenways groups multiplying: Now forming in W, NE Seattle

The call for neighborhood greenways just keeping gaining momentum. Within just the past week, Central Seattle Greenways held its first meeting (post on that coming soon!), West Seattle Greenways has announced its first big meeting and NE Seattle Greenways is … Continue reading

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At long last, city will repave bumpy Ravenna Blvd this spring/summer

In welcome news for many, many people who regularly bike on in the north end, the city will repave Ravenna Blvd this summer. Ravenna is among the bumpiest arterial streets in the city, and it is a vital link in … Continue reading

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Neighborhood-Powered Streets Part 4: A call for a greenway group in your neighborhood

This story is part of a series about Seattle’s young neighborhood greenway movement. As the series wraps up, it’s your turn to get your neighborhood organized. “I know that other neighborhoods are going to step up and say, ‘Hey, we … Continue reading

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NE 55th project in Ravenna includes bike lanes, curb bulbs

Work to repave and reconfigure NE 55th St near Ravenna Park is scheduled to begin April 4. The project will add curb bulbs and bike lanes to the large, strange intersection of NE 55th, NE 54th, Ravenna Pl NE, Ravenna … Continue reading

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