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

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is Part Two of a two-part series by Andres Salomon looking at NE 65th Street safety improvements. Part One describes the urgent need for safety improvements along the part of 65th where five people have been killed and … Continue reading

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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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Roosevelt bike lane opens with Kidical Mass and community party Saturday

As we reported previously, it took a lot of advocacy work to convince SDOT to add a bike lane to Roosevelt Way NE as part of the recently-completed scheduled paving project. Seriously. And the result is a huge improvement over … 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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Plan ahead: U Bridge will be closed next three weekends

The University Bridge will be closed for the next three weekends, so plan ahead. Because the detour is going to be rough. All people driving, biking and walking will be detoured from as early as 8 p.m. Friday to as … Continue reading

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Support safe Eastlake bike lanes this week

Seattle has the chance to finally build a safe and comfortable bike route from the University Bridge to downtown. But more than that, the city also has the chance to create a safer and more inviting main street for the … Continue reading

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Work starts soon on major Roosevelt Way repaving & redesign, will last most of 2016

Major work to repave Roosevelt Way and rebuild it with transit, biking and walking improvements starts March 14, SDOT says. The major repaving project is expected to take at least until September before the whole length from NE 65th Street … Continue reading

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Roosevelt bike lane plans inch closer to greatness, construction meeting Monday

The plans for a protected bike lane on Roosevelt Way NE from NE 65th Street to the U Bridge have been finalized, and the city is hosting a construction open house Monday to show off the plans and let people … Continue reading

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City details plan to build Roosevelt bike lanes and avoid parking crunch

The city has outlined a plan, developed with community help, to ease concerns about a parking crunch once the Roosevelt protected bike lanes are built in late 2015 and early 2016. This is a win-win-win plan that preserves enough parking … Continue reading

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City tries new bike lane design for collision-heavy Roosevelt intersection

SDOT’s traffic engineers are trying a different bike lane design at 42nd and Roosevelt after several people were injured at the U District intersection. The intersection design is especially tricky because of the fairly long and steep downhill that allows … Continue reading

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The interim Roosevelt bike lane upgrade is now open

The interim protected bike lane is now open on Roosevelt Way between NE 45th Street and the north end of the University Bridge. This project is something of a demonstration for what a more complete Roosevelt bike lane upgrade could … Continue reading

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City leaders step up to make safety a priority on Roosevelt, here’s how to thank them

Neighbors of Roosevelt Way and safe streets advocates were trying to figure out the best strategy to convince city leaders to include bike lane upgrades as part of an upcoming repaving project when something awesome happened: The city announced that … Continue reading

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Roosevelt bike lane will get safety upgrade from U Bridge to NE 65th

One of the most dangerous streets in the city for people on bikes will get a big bike lane upgrade when the city repaves Roosevelt Way from NE 65th Street to the University Bridge. Around 20 people on bikes have … Continue reading

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City will install temporary protected bike lane on Roosevelt + Neighbors urge city to extend plans further

For much of northeast Seattle, Roosevelt Way is the primary bike route connection to the University of Washington, the University Bridge and beyond. Unfortunately, it is also a hotspot for collisions and injuries for people biking. Nearly 20 people have … Continue reading

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Salomon: Safety changes need to be part of Roosevelt repaving project

EDITOR’S NOTE: Andres Salomon is an active member of NE Seattle Greenways who bikes his kid around town and cares deeply about road safety. We have been talking a lot about how protected bike lanes and walking safety could be … Continue reading

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Ride Bicycles moves to larger shop at 64th and Roosevelt

Ride Bicycles opened nearly four years ago in a tiny storefront at Ravenna Blvd and Roosevelt, and they packed that shop from floor to ceiling with products and service stands. But after years of growth, it was well past time … Continue reading

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A quick look at the new bike lane on Roosevelt Way (VIDEO)

The city this week is finally installing an uphill bike on Roosevelt Way between NE 75th Street and NE 85th Street. This closes a missing link in a popular bike route stretching from NE 125th Street to the University Bridge. … Continue reading

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City finally starts work to close Roosevelt bike lane missing link

After years of delay and some significant changes in response to neighbor concerns, the city is finally completing the ten-block section of missing bike lanes on Roosevelt between 75th and 85th. Well, more accurately, bike “lane,” not “lanes.” The project … Continue reading

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Reminder: Roosevelt bike lane open house Tuesday

The city is finally going to fill the Roosevelt bike lane missing link between NE 75th and NE 85th. The open house is Tuesday from 7 – 8:30 p.m. at Northgate Community Center. Two years ago, the city installed bike … Continue reading

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City study supports completing Roosevelt bike lane in Maple Leaf

You may remember back in 2010 when concerns from some Maple Leaf neighbors delayed the completion of the Roosevelt bike lane between 75th and 85th. It was my first month of writing Seattle Bike Blog and I made a rookie … Continue reading

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