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WSDOT won’t work with SDOT to connect the Rainier Valley Greenway to the I-90 Trail

For years, WSDOT has resisted working with Seattle to connect the Rainier Valley Neighborhood Greenway to the Mountains to Sound Trail (AKA the I-90 Trail), according to reporting by Ryan Packer for the Urbanist. Packer requested emails between the two … Continue reading

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Sunday: Celebrate the new Union Street bike lanes

East Union Street now has protected bike lanes from 14th to 26th Avenues, providing a lower-stress way to climb the unavoidable ridge that peaks around 18th and 17th Avenues through the Central District. Before the new lanes were installed, skinny … Continue reading

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N 34th Street bike lanes fix some of the challenges near the Fremont Bridge

The latest upgrade to the bike connections around the Fremont Bridge make some very significant improvements, though larger solutions are still needed to make it truly comfortable for people of all ages and abilities. The Burke-Gilman Trail is the region’s … Continue reading

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Bike lanes coming to Eastlake Ave between Stewart and Fairview, work starts this summer

SDOT and King County Metro are getting ready to redesign a significant stretch of Eastlake Ave E from Stewart Street in South Lake Union (near REI) to Fairview Ave N in Eastlake. The changes will happen in two phases with … Continue reading

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City considering car-free(ish) Lake Washington Blvd all summer + More Keep Moving Streets updates and a survey

The city may close a three-mile section of Lake Washington Boulevard to most motor vehicles (people accessing homes and parking lots allowed) from Memorial Day to Labor Day. This would be like making every day Bicycle Sunday. You can support … Continue reading

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Lower speed limits on state highways through city proposed by Seattle

Update (3/1): SDOT has confirmed speed limit changes on Aurora and other corridors is expected in 2021 pending approval from WSDOT. The post has been updated below with comment from the department. Late last year, the Seattle Department of Transportation … Continue reading

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With automatic enforcement on the Spokane Street bridge active, no sign of crosswalk cameras

As of this past Monday morning, SDOT has turned on the automatic cameras that are able to ticket drivers $75 who aren’t authorized to use the Spokane Street drawbridge between 5 am and 9pm. This is great news for transit … Continue reading

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The end of the Bicycle Master Plan as we know it?

In March of 2019, after Mayor Jenny Durkan overrode the finalized plans that the Seattle Department of Transportation had developed for 35th Ave NE in Wedgwood and removed dedicated space for people to bike on that street, it was SDOT … Continue reading

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14th Ave’s Stay Healthy Blocks in Capitol Hill May Not Return

Seattle’s network of Stay Healthy Streets, in place for most of this year on a portion of the city’s neighborhood greenway network, noticeably left out most of Seattle’s urban centers where a large proportion of the rental housing exists. Neighborhoods … Continue reading

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Proposed Signal Policy Could Mean More Long Waits At Intersections

The Seattle Department of Transportation has finalized a traffic signals policy intended primarily to improve mobility for people walking and rolling at intersections. This policy comes out of a process that the agency convened with a group called the Policy … Continue reading

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Alert 10/12: Bell Street closed between 5th and 6th Avenues for up to 3 weeks

Heads up! Work is underway to complete the Bell St bike lane and install new signals between 5th and 6th Avenues. This means the street will be closed 24/7 for up to three weeks, according to SDOT: The Bell St … Continue reading

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Initial stretch of the 4th Ave bike lane opens downtown

Downtown Seattle just got easier to get around with new #4thavepbl!!! 🚲 🛴🎉 Thanks to our awesome crews the first phase b/w Pine & Madison is ready to go with more to come! @SNGreenways @CascadeBicycle @downtownseattle pic.twitter.com/F1mrcl1bEh — seattledot (@seattledot) … Continue reading

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Lime launches scooter share in Seattle

After years of talking, the first shared electric scooters are hitting Seattle streets today as Lime rolls out 500 of its popular Lime-S scooters. Lime has been serving Seattle for years with its pedal bikes and e-bikes. The company now … Continue reading

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Seattle knew 5 years ago that a Rainier Ave safety project would save lives, but is just now starting work

Rainier Ave S has long held a terrible title: The most dangerous street in Seattle. It saw more crashes per mile than the city’s other deadly streets, including Lake City Way and Aurora, despite carrying far fewer trips. “During a … Continue reading

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SDOT: Keep Moving Streets extended until October 5

Seattle’s car-light Keep Moving Streets have been a success, so the city has extended them another month. Created in partnership between SDOT and Seattle Parks, the city’s four Keep Moving Streets are typically on arterial streets near parks or along … Continue reading

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Construction begins soon on initial segment of the 4th Ave bike lane

Crews are gearing up to build a protected bike lane on 4th Ave between Pine and Madison Streets downtown. This is the start of the second north-south bike corridor downtown and a key piece of the Basic Bike Network vision, … Continue reading

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Seattle finally builds protected bike lane on stretch of Yesler where Desiree McCloud died in 2016

New pbl revisions on Yesler pic.twitter.com/nADh4npo2N — Dongho Chang (@dongho_chang) August 30, 2020 SDOT has installed protected bike lanes on Yesler Way between 14th and 12th Avenues, part of a project to further protect and separate the bike lanes from … Continue reading

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Scooter share permit gets committee approval + How the system would work

Seattle is finally maybe going to give shared scooters a try. The City Council  Utilities and Transportation Committee voted last week to approve two ordinances that would allow SDOT to launch a scooter permit program (Council bills 119867 and 119868). … Continue reading

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SDOT is studying options for fixing or replacing aging Magnolia bridge. No, not the one you’re thinking of.

As you emerge from the tree cover on a bridge high above the train tracks, it’s easy to feel like you’ve found a magical secret hidden deep within Seattle. The 33rd Ave W Bridge is an old biking and walking … Continue reading

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SDOT starts design work on major Beacon Hill bike route – UPDATED

UPDATE: Here’s the video of the city’s presentation: Beacon Hill has one street that cuts across the grid to be the most direct route and is less steep than other streets nearby: Beacon Ave S. Even with hardly any bike … Continue reading

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