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Park District Board approves Lake Washington Blvd. path funding 7–1

The Seattle Park District Board approved funding a path on Lake Washington Boulevard, voting 7–1 to include $404,000 to the 2023-24 budget plan. The historic boulevard is one of the city’s original Olmsted Boulevards, which were constructed in the early … Continue reading

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Morales proposes funding for a walking and biking path on Lake Washington Blvd. – UPDATED

UPDATE: It passed by a vote of 7-1 (Nelson no, Pedersen abstain). After a series of successful and popular experiments with extended car-free days on Lake Washington Boulevard in recent years, District 2 City Councilmember Tammy Morales has proposed $404,000 … Continue reading

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Seattle Parks announces week-long, very steep Burke-Gilman Trail detour for … mowing?

People who bike or walk on the Burke-Gilman Trail in northeast Seattle have dealt with a lot of tough detours in recent years. But the detours are always for a good reason, such as the city or county rebuilding or … 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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SDOT pilots a car-free Lake Washington Blvd through Tuesday, announces more Stay Healthy Streets

Lake Washington Blvd has been the most-requested street for the city’s car-free and car-light street projects, which started as a response to the COVID-19 outbreak and the need to create more space for people to safely distance while getting some … Continue reading

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Seattle Parks starting Burke-Gilman Trail repairs from U Village to the city line

Seattle Parks is getting ready to start fixing bumpy pavement and outdated bollards on some of the oldest sections of the Burke-Gilman Trail between 30th Ave NE (just east of U Village) to the city’s northern border with Lake Forest … Continue reading

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Trail Alert 12/4–1/31: Seattle Parks begins repair work on old, bumpy sections of the Burke-Gilman

Be prepared for detours on the Burke-Gilman Trail in NE Seattle over the next two months. Seattle Parks is making much-needed repairs to 13 segments of this aging, bumpy and extremely popular trail, starting with the divided stretch of trail … Continue reading

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Parks District detours Burke-Gilman users onto very busy street – UPDATED

UPDATE 11/30: The trail is now open, according to Project Manager Sandi Albertsen. Thanks to friendly weather, crews were able to complete the majority of work two days ahead of schedule. There is still some shoulder work to finish, but … Continue reading

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11/7-Early 2017 Trail Alert: Burke-Gilman getting much needed repairs east of UW

This will surely come as a huge relief to the many people who battle abrupt tree root heaves on the Burke-Gilman Trail in the U District, U Village and Laurelhurst area: Seattle Parks will start repaving sections of the trail … Continue reading

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The Parks District will fund trail repairs, improve neighborhood walk/bike access

Seattle’s crumbing trails are finally set to get some love from the Parks District, according to an announcement from Mayor Ed Murray. Trails are just one small part of the city’s parks system that has fallen into disrepair due to … Continue reading

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Parks District passes, will help fund safe access to parks

The Parks District ballot measure Seattle Bike Blog endorsed has passed, giving the city slightly more funding for parks and some extra wiggle room for future property tax levies. Part of the Parks District plan includes some funding to help … Continue reading

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Vote Yes for the Parks District + other bike-partisan election guidance

Seattle votes yes for the parks levy every time. So why do we keep asking if Seattle voters want to renew it? Yes, of course we do. The Parks District (Prop 1 on the Seattle August 5 primary ballot) creates … Continue reading

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Padelford: Let’s invest in neighborhood access to parks

This op-ed is by Gordon Padelford. He is the Neighborhood Support Coordinator with Seattle Neighborhood Greenways, lives on Capitol Hill, and loves parks. Have you heard there is a new parks levy in the works? Seattle Neighborhood Greenways has been … Continue reading

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