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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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SDOT is hosting an online ‘drop-in session’ for MLK Way bike lanes

SDOT is hosting an online “drop-in session” from 5 to 6 p.m. today (Tuesday) to share early design details about planned MLK Way S bike lanes between Judkins Park and Rainier Ave S. There will also be an online survey. … Continue reading

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SDOT installs concrete blocks to improve safety on car-light Lake Washington Blvd

Ecology block installation today on Lake Washington Blvd pic.twitter.com/nfLtTbvnQZ — Dongho Chang (@dongho_chang) August 5, 2020 SDOT has finally installed the concrete “ecology blocks” the department had initially planned as part of their efforts to deter driving on the people-focused … Continue reading

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People are driving on ‘closed’ street because SDOT used barriers to build a wall at police precinct instead

When the Seattle Department of Transportation announced their plan to turn a section of Lake Washington Blvd in south Seattle into a car-light “Keep Moving Street,” a July 21 department blog post noted that they would use heavy cement “eco … Continue reading

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Council puts less-deep transit cuts to voters in November

Transit is getting cut. But Seattle voters will have the chance in November to make the cuts less awful by approving the Seattle Transportation Benefit District’s (“STBD”) sales tax measure. As we reported previously, state legislators and the court-pending voter … Continue reading

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Alert: Postponed U Bridge bike lane work rescheduled to start Monday

SDOT will close the northbound bike lane of the University Bridge Monday to Wednesday to install a higher-traction surface treatment across the bascule section of the bridge. The southbound bike lane will then be closed August 10 to 12. As … Continue reading

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Following successful test, Lake Washington Blvd will go car-light again

Lake Washington Boulevard is going car-free(ish) again starting Friday and continuing until at least Labor Day. SDOT and Seattle Parks tested the concept of what they call a “Keep Moving Street” on the stories lakefront street for five days in … Continue reading

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POSTPONED: Southbound U Bridge bike lane closed through Tuesday, NB closed 7/27-29 – UPDATED

UPDATE 7/24: The work is now scheduled for 7/27-29 northbound and 8/10-12 southbound. UPDATE: This work has been postponed. From SDOT: “Unfortunately, this work has been postponed. When we opened the buckets of primer yesterday, we discovered that it had … Continue reading

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With just one block missing from the Bell Street bike lane, Seattle’s ID-to-Fremont bike route is nearly complete

Seattle is only one block away from completing a connected bike route through downtown from the International District to Fremont and the Burke-Gilman Trail. This project has been the result of so much work by so many people (too many … Continue reading

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Mayor proposes smaller transit-funding measure to replace expiring 2014 tax

Following the exciting passage of JumpStart Seattle revenue package, which levies a tax on high-end salaries at large companies to fund an array of COVID-19 recovery and affordability programs, the details of the city’s plan for Proposition 1 to renew … Continue reading

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E Marginal Way remake and bikeway heads into final design, construction could begin in 2021

With the fate of the West Seattle Bridge still unknown, SDOT is fast-tracking projects to improve other connections to and around the bridge. That includes the long-planned E Marginal Way remake, which has been a priority for both the Port … Continue reading

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