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The streets Seattle plans to plow + City site tracks which streets have been plowed recently

Are you waiting for SDOT crews to clear your street? Well, you should probably check this map to see if they are ever coming: SDOT also has an interactive map that will be updated to let you know which streets … Continue reading

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Where 2018’s bicycle collisions happened + More from the Traffic Report

Biking is getting gradually safer in Seattle with the rate of collisions involving people on bikes per bike commuter dropping to a new low point in 2018, according to the annual Seattle Department of Transportation Traffic Report. The report, released … Continue reading

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Shortcut: Construction on the Northgate bike/walk bridge will begin next month

Editor’s Note: This post introduces a new type of post on Seattle Bike Blog I am calling a “shortcut.” Shortcuts could be many things, but they will all be short. They could be a quick link to a survey or … Continue reading

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You won’t be allowed to ride a shared scooter on Seattle sidewalks + Combined bikes and scooters capped at 20K

When (or if) Seattle launches its scooter share pilot in early 2020 as planned, users of the shared scooters will not be allowed to ride on the sidewalk like people biking can. That’s just one of the interesting bits of … Continue reading

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As city adds lots of bike parking, audit finds fewer poorly-parked bike share bikes + More bike share updates

The city’s quarterly audit of bike share parking (PDF) found a massive 57% drop in the percentage of Jump and Lime bikes parked incorrectly. Of 756 bikes audited (approximately half Lime and half Jump), staff found only one (0.1%) that … Continue reading

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After pushback, city will complete Columbian Way bike lane at Beacon Ave

Here’s some great news for southend bike riders: SDOT has decided to complete the westbound S Columbian Way bike lane at Beacon Ave after all. As we reported in June, neighbors of the major Columbian Way repaving project were surprised … Continue reading

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As traffic deaths and injuries increase, Mayor will reduce speed limits to 25, add red light and speed cameras, and give walk signals a head start

Mayor Jenny Durkan made her boldest safe streets stand yet when she unveiled a 25 mph speed limit sign on Rainier Ave S, the first of several thousand sign changes coming in the next year and a half. But that’s … Continue reading

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15 neighbor-led projects SDOT will build in the next couple years

When voters approved the 2015 Move Seattle Levy, they created a specific fund dedicated to building projects that came from neighbors. The process to get a project completed can be long and somewhat grueling for those to volunteer their time … Continue reading

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There is room for a better Delridge bike lane

The city’s RapidRide H project on Delridge Way SW is shaping up to be one of the most disappointing so-called “multi-modal” improvement projects in the city. With a huge need for people to bike along this rare, relatively flat and … Continue reading

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Watch: Fremont Bridge nears 1 million 2019 bike trips 1 month early

UPDATE: Cascade Bicycle Club, Queen Anne Greenways and Ballard-Fremont Greenways will host a celebration 3–5 p.m. Saturday, October 19. Details here. Video transcript (.txt) As we reported previously, 2019 bike trips across the Fremont Bridge are set to break one … Continue reading

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Watch: Move over Sprocket Man, SDOT has a new spokesper…uh…salmon

OK, so departments of transportation are not known for their excellent advertising. There are exceptions, for sure, like those Midttrafik bus commercials: Or New York’s recent car-shrinking bus GIFs: The rollout of our bus lane enforcement cameras starts with M15 … Continue reading

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Crews are currently building Seattle’s most important new bike connection in years

It may be short, but don’t let that fool you. The protected bike lanes currently under construction on a few blocks of S Main St and 5th Ave S between the International District and the 2nd Ave bike lane should … Continue reading

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Watch: The new Pike Street bike lanes are just a glimpse into the community-led vision for Pike/Pine

[video transcript] There’s something very different about the new protected bike lanes on Pike Street on Capitol Hill: Community groups led the process every step of the way. When former mayor Ed Murray slammed the brakes on the Center City … Continue reading

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SDOT outlines Bell St bike route plans due to open in summer 2020

Bell Street has been a major westbound bike route through the Denny Triangle and Belltown for a long time. As the most obvious relatively low-traffic connection between 7th and 2nd Avenues for people biking southbound into downtown, Bell is a … Continue reading

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This is your final week to cross the Fairview Ave N bridge until 2021

The Fairview Ave N Bridge connecting South Lake Union to Eastlake will close for 18 months Monday. As we reported previously, the biking, walking and transit detour will be routed via Eastlake Ave and Aloha Street. People driving southbound will … Continue reading

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Crews set to start building Pike Street bike lanes on Capitol Hill

Layout on Pike pic.twitter.com/RcvPoDYqH1 — Dongho Chang (@dongho_chang) September 4, 2019 SDOT crews are set to start work on Pike Street bike lanes this weekend between Broadway and 9th Ave, Capitol Hill Seattle reports. Work is expected to last a … Continue reading

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Should the next Ballard Bridge be high, low or in between?

The city is currently conducting an early, fairly high-level study of the options for replacing the Ballard Bridge. The actual project is pretty far away and has no funding, but this study is intended to outline the pros and cons … Continue reading

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Bike share use steady with fewer bikes and higher prices, but bike parking remains a problem

The meteoric rise of bike share in Seattle in recent years has plateaued as the number of bikes in operation shrink and prices rise. However, despite these changes, people in Seattle took about as many bike share rides in the … Continue reading

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Seattle starts planning for shared scooters. Like, for real this time.

Scooters are coming to Seattle next year probably maybe. Work to create the framework for the scooter share pilot project starts now, along with environmental review (of course). SDOT plans to finalize the permit details in the fall and winter, … Continue reading

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Don’t listen to SDOT, wear whatever you want to wear when walking on Rainier Ave

Are you bragging here @seattledot? https://t.co/C2cfNL3L4I — Fix Rainier Ave (@FixRainier) August 2, 2019 “Rainier Ave S averages more crashes per day than anywhere else in Seattle,” the public agency in charge of making city streets safe wrote on bus … Continue reading

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