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SDOT will make some safety improvements to 15th Ave S as they work on bike lane design

After community feedback, SDOT will move to slow traffic speeds on 15th Ave S on Beacon Hill in the spring while the project moves through the design process. The department will install a series of speed cushions as well as … Continue reading

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It’s official, the Duwamish Trail connection on W Marginal Way is here to stay

As we reported earlier this month when the Spokane Street Bridge to West Seattle reopened, SDOT removed the temporary bike lanes they constructed on 1st Ave S in response to the closure but kept the Duwamish Trail connection on W … Continue reading

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Sen. Cantwell: Seattle wins $25.7M grant for safe streets, mostly in SoDo

Seattle will receive a $25,654,000 grant from the USDOT’s Safe Streets for All program, Senator Maria Cantwell announced. Under the city’s $30 million proposal (PDF), the bulk of the funds would have focused on SoDo and Rainier Valley with spot … Continue reading

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SDOT is reopening the Spokane Street Bridge, will remove 1st Ave bike lanes Saturday

After three weeks stuck in its waterway-priority position, the Spokane Street Swing Bridge to West Seattle will be usable again this afternoon. SDOT noted in an announcement that it should be fully open by 2 p.m. today (Friday). This is … Continue reading

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SDOT’s new gravel pits under the Ballard Bridge baffle riders, more changes coming ‘in 2023’

SDOT completed work on an “interim” redesign of the problematic track crossing under the Ballard Bridge for people attempting to bike the Missing Link of the Burke-Gilman Trail, but the new gravel pits sporadically placed in the area seems to … Continue reading

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Neighbors create detailed plan for how the 15th Ave NW paving project can ‘Reconnect Ballard’

SDOT’s most recent plans for the department’s 15th Ave NW repaving project, which includes the Ballard Bridge, would make very few if any tangible safety improvements for people biking. But neighbors are organizing in an effort to get some key … Continue reading

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SDOT will begin installing ‘temporary protected bike lanes’ in SoDo this week

SDOT will create temporary bike lanes to fill a gap in the Duwamish Trail and to improve safety on a significant stretch of 1st Avenue S in SoDo while crews work to repair the Spokane Street Bridge to West Seattle. … Continue reading

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Seattle Neighborhood Greenways reviews 2022 safe streets progress

Seattle Neighborhood Greenways recapped 2022 recently, and I think it’s a good reminder of the progress made while also setting the stage for the work needed ahead. It is difficult to celebrate wins when you’re talking about a transportation system … Continue reading

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Alert: The Spokane Street Bridge will be closed ‘at least two weeks’

SDOT posted an update Tuesday evening with terrible news for people who walk or bike between mainland Seattle and West Seattle: The Spokane Street Bridge, the lower swing bridge with the biking and walking path, will be out of commission … Continue reading

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Alert: Spokane Street Bridge closed ‘all weekend’

The Spokane Street Bridge to West Seattle didn’t make it through the ice storm, and it will likely remain closed for the rest of the weekend. SDOT Director Greg Spotts said on Twitter that the mechanical problem on the swing … Continue reading

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Yet another Eastlake Ave survey confirms: Build safe bike lanes!

SDOT released the results of autumn community outreach about Eastlake Avenue bike lane design options, and the results were once again very clear: People strongly favor safe bike lanes on this vital connection between the University Bridge and South Lake … Continue reading

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How bikeable are the roads and paths near you? – UPDATED

PM UPDATE: It sounds like a lot untreated surfaces have turned to smooth ice after sundown. Take care. I biked to play hockey last night, and the roads between the U District and Kraken Community Iceplex in Northgate were in … Continue reading

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How to check which Seattle streets have been plowed

If you’re heading out on a bike in the snow, you’ll quickly figure out that a lot of the slower streets and bike paths you typically ride have not been plowed. So unless you have a fully winterized bike with … Continue reading

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SDOT will upgrade part of the 8th Ave bike lane downtown

SDOT will upgrade the 8th Ave bike lane between Pike Street to Westlake Avenue to replace the paint and plastic posts with concrete barriers. Work will start in early January and continue for up to 3 months. The project was … Continue reading

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Here’s why the new signal at 83rd and Greenwood still isn’t fully operational

The crosswalk signal at 83rd and Greenwood made some headlines a few months ago in large part because it was constructed in the same place as a community-made crosswalk that was painted in September 2021. The crossing is part of … Continue reading

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SDOT will try again to make rail crossing under the Ballard Bridge safer

SDOT is set to start work as soon as Monday on another fix to hopefully prevent people from crashing while biking across the train tracks under the Ballard Bridge as they navigate the notorious Burke-Gilman Trail Missing Link. Crews will … Continue reading

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More notes on two-way vs one-way bike lanes on Beacon Hill

The biggest decision point presented in SDOT’s Beacon Hill bike lane survey (open through January 6) is whether the city should build one-way bike lanes on either side of 15th Ave S or one two-way bike lane on the east … Continue reading

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This bike lane detour is so simple, so why isn’t it the standard in Seattle?

While taking the kid to preschool this morning, we passed this crew working on a utility of some kind underneath the 2nd Ave bike lane at Pine St. The crew had lined up cones directing riders into a temporary bike … Continue reading

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Take this new Beacon Hill bike lane survey + Upcoming pop-up feedback sessions

SDOT has released a new online survey to gather feedback on the proposed Beacon Hill bike lane options. So take a few minutes to complete it now (check the project page for non-English versions). The department is also hosting a … Continue reading

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To learn how to respond to community-created crosswalks, SDOT should look to their own past

In the dead of night in early April 2013, one First Hill resident dragged $350 worth of reflective plastic posts down the hill and glued them on top of the brand new bike lane line SDOT had painted on Cherry … Continue reading

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