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Saturday: Celebrate the new Green Lake bike lanes with a community ride and scavenger hunt

Join local safe streets groups and SDOT Saturday for a community bike ride celebrating the opening of the Green Lake bike lanes. Meet up 10:30 a.m. at the Flamingo parking lot of the Woodland Park Zoo to ride with the … Continue reading

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Dongho Chang leaving SDOT to be State Traffic Engineer at WSDOT

Seattle is a better city because of Dongho Chang. There may not be another public servant working in our city in the past decade who has had a greater impact on so many people’s everyday lives. Since 2012, Chang has … Continue reading

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Saturday: Fairview Ave N Bridge reopens with a car-free celebration

Construction work is wrapping up on the new Fairview Ave N Bridge, finally bringing an end to a long closure of a major bike route between South Lake Union and Eastlake. The bridge opens to all traffic Sunday, but people … Continue reading

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Georgetown to South Park trail reaches design milestone, scheduled to open in 2023

The Georgetown to South Park Connection, a walking and biking trail concept promoted for years by the community-led group Duwamish Valley Safe Streets, is on schedule to begin construction in 2022 and open in 2023. Final design should be complete … Continue reading

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City delays Stone Way bike lane upgrade, latest of many Wallingford paving project safety cuts

Yes, the new bikeway around (half of) Green Lake is a big improvement. We made a whole video about it. But it is only one part of a major series of paving projects all grouped together into one very big … Continue reading

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Watch: Riding the new Green Lake bike lanes

Crews are nearly finished upgrading one of the most important bike routes in Seattle. East Green Lake Way N may have a terribly confusing name, but it forms a hub of sorts for north end bike routes. The Interurban North … Continue reading

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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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