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5th Ave has a new protected bike lane … for one block

The city recently completed and opened a one-block section of protected bike lane on 5th Ave just south of Mercer. Like the Mercer bike lane, the lane is glorious where it exists. It’s bright green and separated from the street, … Continue reading

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Mercer bike lanes open, the Bike Route Wall of Uptown finally cracks

For the first time in a generation or more, the bicycle-repelling wall of dangerous or uncrossable streets surrounding Uptown and Seattle Center has sprung a leak. The brand new, very green bike lanes on Mercer Street passing under Aurora Ave … Continue reading

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The 17th Annual Seattle Bike Swap is Sunday

Cascade Bicycle Club’s annual Seattle Bike Swap is Sunday, a great chance to snag some deals. You can also sell a ride on consignment and support the club’s Major Taylor Project at the same time. Held inside the Seattle Center … Continue reading

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W Thomas St overpass opens new possibilities for Lower Queen Anne

After months (years?) of delay, the W Thomas St walking and biking overpass opened Friday. The bridge connects Lower Queen Anne to Myrtle Edwards Park and the Elliott Bay Trail, closing a huge missing link for the neighborhood and commuters … Continue reading

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What do you think of Seattle Center’s bike parking squid?

If the bike parking squid is any indication, Seattle Center’s “Next Fifty” is going to involve some crazy bike racks. Now, before you start ranting against art bike racks sacrificing utility for looks (it’s true!), can we also agree that … Continue reading

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Mercer West open house Tuesday will discuss cycle track plans

An open house Tuesday will show off updates to the city’s plans for the Mercer West project, which includes a new Aurora underpass that includes a two-way separated cycle track connecting Lower Queen Anne and Seattle Center to Dexter Ave. … Continue reading

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Sunday: Seattle Bike Swap takes over Seattle Center

With tons of people hawking new, used and handmade bike stuff, Cascade Bicycle Club’s Seattle Bike Swap has got something for everyone. The vendor booths are all sold out, so it should be wall-to-wall with stuff Sunday from 9 a.m. … Continue reading

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Work on W Thomas St overpass will kick into gear after Hempfest

No, seriously, look at that overpass. Work on the W Thomas St walking and biking overpass is about to kick into high gear as soon as Hempfest is over. Work on the overpass was supposed to begin in March, but … Continue reading

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Lots o’ bike stuff at 15th annual Seattle Bike Swap

Lots and lots of bike stuff changed hands Sunday at the 15th annual Seattle Bike Swap. This year, the swap (which is something of a rummage sale, except with lots of carbon fiber stuff) was held at the Seattle Center … Continue reading

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Seattle Bike Swap Sunday

The 15th Seattle Bike Swap will be held Sunday at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall. All vendor slots have been booked, so there should be lots to choose from. Bring cash. From the Cascade Bicycle Club website: The Seattle Bike … Continue reading

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A street between South Lake Union and Queen Anne designed for walking and biking

A cycle track on Thomas St from South Lake Union to Seattle Center could be an option for development, assuming the deep bore tunnel project goes through. Geoffrey Wentlandt of the Department of Planning and Development presented some updated concepts … Continue reading

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