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After delayed start, NE 125th redesign opposition gets going again

It has been a week since SDOT recommended changes to NE 125th, and there seemed to be little to no action from opponents. However, a smooth end to an unnecessarily rocky road project debate may not actually be in Mayor … Continue reading

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SDOT recommends NE 125th changes

Pending approval by Mayor McGinn, SDOT is moving forward with plans to redesign NE 125th St to include a center left turn lane, bike lanes and improved pedestrian crossings. The proposed changes between Roosevelt and 28th Ave NE met with … Continue reading

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Greenwood Ave changes feel natural

Remember back when you could be riding your bike pleasantly along a relatively calm Greenwood Ave headed north, then you would reach 85th and the road would become a four-lane highway? The cars that were so recently calm would speed … Continue reading

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(VIDEO) When you design roads so people can go 80 …

… people will want to go 80. And if you force them to go 55, they will get angry: (The video is from 2007, but I thought it was really interesting. h/t VeloBusDriver)

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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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Times columnist takes some of her claims back

Well, I am glad to see that, in her newest column, Nicole Brodeur has taken back many of the unfounded and unresearched claims she made in her previous column. First, she apologizes for attacking the mayor when the project was … Continue reading

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To people worried about changes to NE 125th: Take the Greenwood Ave challenge

An article in the Seattle Times Saturday has struck up the same old anti-traffic calming arguments, framing the project as a bikes vs car project. In the piece, residents express fears of doom and congestion, despite ample evidence from the … 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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Dexter cycle track plans changed, wide buffered bike lanes proposed

Commenter Andreas pointed out that the plans for Dexter have changed. Instead of placing cycle tracks between the parked cars and the sidewalk, the new plans place large buffered bike lanes between the general travel lanes and parked cars. Here … Continue reading

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Same tired arguments suiting up for battle over NE 125th, sort of like in The Expendables

Starring: Sylvester Stallone as The-Changes-Will-Cause-Major-Congestion, Arnold Schwarzenegger as Traffic-Will-Be-Forced-Onto-Nearby-Streets, Stone Cold Steve Austin as I-Didn’t-Do-Any-Research-Into-Any-of-These-Statements-Before-Freaking-Out-And-Printing-Off-A-Bunch-Of-Alarmist-Fliers! Also starring That Guy From Those Guy Ritchie Films as SDOT-Never-Asked-Us-Our-Opinions-Even-Though-They-Held-An-Open-House-And-100-People-Showed-Up!

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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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