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Lake City town hall digest (a little late)

You’ll have to forgive me for my late digest of last week’s Lake City town hall with the mayor. There are some good moments, though you will have to get used to the poor audio and choppy video.

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Greenwood Ave changes coming next month

You know how Greenwood Ave is a totally comfortable place to ride headed north, then you hit 85th and it’s all like, AHHHHHHHHH! Well, that’s set to change in the next month or so. SDOT has decided to move forward … Continue reading

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No, SDOT does not need more 125th studies

Let’s make this clear, yet again. NE 125th carries a little over 16,000 cars per day. SDOT’s experience and research clearly shows that the proposed three-lane configuration can carry up to 25,000 vehicles per day. They have done similar projects … Continue reading

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Signal getting ready at Fremont and 105th

On a ride yesterday, I noticed the coming traffic signal for Fremont Ave and 105th is already in place, getting ready to go. Once it is running, it will plug a hole in the Fremont Ave bike boulevard, which is … Continue reading

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KUOW takes on ‘road diets’

KUOW Weekday took on road diets this morning (listen here). Eric Widstrand from SDOT was on to defend the road diet projects, focusing mostly on Nickerson, from the fears of residents and so-called business representatives. The same old arguments came … Continue reading

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Nickerson bike lanes in, construction still in process

I took the new bike lanes on Nickerson for a test ride yesterday afternoon. The road is still torn up for a couple blocks leading up to the Fremont/Westlake/Dexter/Nickerson intersection, so it’s a little early to tell how the project … Continue reading

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Where did the 2nd Ave bike lane go wrong? – UPDATED

Erica Barnett at Publicola says the 2nd Ave bike lane is probably the worst in the city: Here are some of the many things that could happen to you as a cyclist on Second:A passenger in a parked car could … Continue reading

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Greenwood Ave a great tailored road case study

There should be little concern about the proposed changes to Greenwood Ave between 85th and 105th/Holman affecting vehicle capacity. According to SDOT data, this stretch handles nearly the same number of cars as the stretch of Greenwood south of 85th, … Continue reading

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Bike lanes proposed for Greenwood Ave, open house Tuesday

View Larger Map SDOT is proposing changes to Greenwood Ave between 85th and 105th that will attempt to reduce speeding and increase safety for everyone. No parking will be removed. Similar to other recent road projects, the current four-lane design … Continue reading

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Reminder: Open house today to discuss bike lanes on NE 125th

In another road tailoring project, SDOT is holding an open house today to show off changes to NE 125th Street between Roosevelt and 35th NE. The open house is from 4-7 p.m. at the Lake City Library. From our previous … Continue reading

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After Mercer Island road changes scrapped, another teen is hit by car

Ira Appleman ran for the Mercer Island City Council with his opposition to changes to Island Crest Way as the key to his campaign. He lost. The council originally voted to go ahead with the controversial road changes, which would … Continue reading

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Survey Says: Without my car lanes I’ll die!

Seattle does want bike lanes … but not if they take lanes away from cars. This is according to a survey by Survey USA. Only 46 percent of respondents said the city needs more bikes lanes (43 percent say the … Continue reading

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Open house in Georgetown tonight to present Ellis/Albro changes

View Larger Map SDOT is holding an open house this evening to show their plans to “complete” a stretch in Georgetown that (nearly) connects Marginal Way and Airport Way. The open house, held from 5-7 at the Old Georgetown City … Continue reading

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Road diet proposed for NE 125th, open house Monday

View Larger Map SDOT will hold an open house Monday, July 26 to give a glimpse at plans to reconfigure a 1.3 mile stretch of NE 125th between Roosevelt and 35th Ave NE. The plans sound similar to other so … Continue reading

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Nickerson ‘road diet’ work to start next week

Work on Nickerson is scheduled to begin next week. This comes after a brief fight over the proposal, which will eliminate a traffic lane in each direction and add a center turn lane, a bicycle lane and safe crosswalks. Resistance … Continue reading

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Admiral Way makeover plans draw (expected) criticisms from drivers, some concerns from bikers

Responses to the open house about the proposed changes to Admiral Way have ranged from the typical driver concerns about how it will slow them down (which is the whole point on this 30 mph road) to concerns that the … Continue reading

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‘Road diet’ for Admiral includes more buffered bike lanes

SDOT has released details about the proposed reconfiguration of SW Admiral Way between SW Olga St. and the West Seattle bridge.

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