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Big 2020-23 King County sewer project could impact Sammamish River Trail in Redmond

Attention Sammamish River Trail users: A big King County sewer project that could impact the trail near Redmond is in planning now. The project is still years away from breaking ground, but now is the time to get involved if … Continue reading

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Cascade: Redmond stations are a chance to go all out on Sound Transit station access

Transit works better when people can get to the stations. This might seem like an extremely obvious point, but many of the region’s biggest rail and express bus stations have awful walking and biking access problems. Like truly awful: And … Continue reading

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Eastside Trail takes big step forward, comments on draft plan due March 31

The Eastside Trail made a big step closer to reality this week when King County released its draft Master Plan and Environmental Impact Statement. These plans now head into public outreach, setting the trail up for a summer preferred alignment … Continue reading

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LATE NOTICE: Redmond Bike Plan open house is tonight

Apologies for the late notice, but Redmond is hosting an open house tonight (Monday) to get feedback on the city’s Bicycle Strategic Plan. Feedback at the meeting will help “generate at least 2 different investment scenarios,” according to the meeting … Continue reading

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Newly-paved section of the East Lake Sammamish Trail is now open

The newest paved section of the E Lake Sammamish Trail has opened, and it’s far more than just a trail. King County recently opened a 2.6-mile segment of the rail-trail stretching south from the segment already paved in Redmond. A … Continue reading

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2-year-old killed in Redmond was 2nd toddler in a week to die on a King County street

Susie Dreher “was a uniquely joyful human from the moment she emerged,” according to a piece of writing no family should ever need to craft: An obituary for their two-year-old killed in traffic. We offer her family our deepest condolences. … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding: Seattle-based bike lights pass $100K, Redmond-based commuter bike passes $30K

Seattle area bike product Kickstarters are seriously kicking ass this month. The Seattle-based Orfos Flares bike lights demolished their $20,000 goal, passing $100,000 recently with seven days still to go (ends November 18). The lights are a novel take on … Continue reading

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Redmond will fund Overlake Village bike/walk bridge

The City of Redmond and Sound Transit have come to a funding agreement over how to build a new biking and walking bridge over SR 520 as part of the East Link light rail station at Overlake Village. The bridge … Continue reading

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Trail updates: Sammamish River Trail repaving + More UW Station detour changes

Here’s a look at some work on major trails in the region next week you should be aware of. First up, King County will repave sections of the Sammamish River Trail near 60 Acres Park in Redmond. Details from King … Continue reading

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Microsoft offers to fund walk/bike bridge over 520 near Overlake Transit Center

Microsoft will fund a walking and biking bridge over Highway 520, connecting the western part of their campus and the 520 Trail to the future location of the Overlake light rail station. The software giant has agreed to contribute $33.3 … Continue reading

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Cascade: Man dies during lunchtime ride in Redmond

Friends and family are mourning the death of Ed Praitis, who died Tuesday during a lunchtime bike ride in Redmond. Our deepest condolences go out to his loved ones. According to a post on the Cascade Bicycle Club blog, Praitis … Continue reading

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From gravel to pavement: East Lake Sammamish Trail reopening celebration

King County Parks is ready to celebrate the opening of the newly-paved East Lake Sammamish Trail between the lake and Issaquah. Formerly covered by crushed rock, the section is just the second segment in a series of planned paving projects … Continue reading

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BikeWA: State has chance to invest in vital walking and biking trails throughout the state

Washington State has many incredible opportunities for expanding and connecting regional walking and biking trails. The Washington Wildlife and Recreation Coalition and its many partners are working to get a list of valuable trails on the state’s capital construction budget, … Continue reading

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On 1 of the biggest DUI days of the year, police stop Burke-Gilman cyclists for entering crosswalk during countdown

I received a discouraging email from a reader who says a motorcycle cop in Lake Forest Park spent his July 4 stopping cyclists who entered the trail crosswalks after the pedestrian signal countdown had started. Not because the light was … Continue reading

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Sammamish River Trail tops Sunset list of best bike paths in the West

Sunset has named the Sammamish River Trail the best bike path in the West in the June issue of the magazine. The Burke-Gilman comes in at 19 on the list of 20 trails. It’s not clear what their criteria for … Continue reading

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How should you handle anger while riding?

The PI reports that a Redmond cyclist has been charged with a felony after an alleged road rage incident in October. Of course both Chad Olson, the bicyclist, and the Volvo driver have differing accounts of what happened. From the … Continue reading

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