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Lander bridge design still ignores safety + Should city hold its funds while it fights Trump?

Of all the major transportation investments Seattle has planned using Federal grant assistance, the only one that is not at risk by the Trump administration is the one we need the least: The Lander Street Overpass. That project is moving … Continue reading

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Lander Street overpass plan needs better biking and walking access

The $140 million Lander Street Overpass in Sodo could be a big improvement for biking and walking in Sodo, but only if it done right. The city has compiled $100 million in grants, partnerships and city funds to put the … Continue reading

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Arena plan would build pedestrian bridge for Holgate, needs bike lanes on 1st Ave

The team putting together a plan for a new arena directly south of Safeco Field plans to build a new pedestrian bridge over the train tracks on S Holgate Street as part of a multi-million dollar public benefits package to … Continue reading

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Summer Blockbuster Alert: Watch Feds analyze bike/truck interactions in SODO

Watch your back Jurassic World, because USDOT just dropped a pair of videos analyzing truck and bike interactions in SODO that will make your box office numbers look like that goat in the T-Rex habitat. As we reported in May, … Continue reading

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USDOT will host SODO bike/walk/freight safety assessment

The US Department of Transportation is headed to Seattle to assess bike/walk “safety challenges” in Seattle’s SODO neighborhood, where major bike commute routes mix with freight traffic. Unfortunately, this mix sometimes ends in tragedy or injury. The May 7 event … Continue reading

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26-year-old recovering after scary collision with semi in Sodo

Firefighters had to use emergency airbags to free a 26-year-old who was struck and trapped under a semi truck near 4th and Spokane in Sodo Monday. Images from the scene are frightening, and Seattle Police describe the victim’s injuries as … Continue reading

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WSDOT opens bike path under new Atlantic St Overpass

The biking and walking trail under the newly-opened Atlantic Street Overpass is now open, fixing a confusing bike connection between E Marginal Way and the Alaskan Way Trail into downtown. When the overpass opened to traffic early this year, the … Continue reading

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Bike Master Plan Draft 2: Sodo, Beacon Hill and Southeast Seattle

The last day to comment on the second draft of the Bicycle Master Plan is Friday. Email your comments to bmpupdate@seattle.gov. Southeast Seattle During review of the first draft of the Bike Master Plan, we said this: While changes to … Continue reading

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Why the Sonics Arena should take bike access seriously

The proposed Sonics Arena in Sodo goes before the Downtown Design Review Board tonight (5:30 p.m. in the Bertha Knight Landes Room at Seattle City Hall). Regardless of what you think of the architectural design, this is a great opportunity … Continue reading

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Airport Way Bridge grand opening is Friday

The terrible detour around the Airport Way Bridge at the north end of Georgetown is almost at an end. The city will celebrate the grand opening of the reconstructed bridge at 3:30 p.m. Friday. There are no bike lanes included … Continue reading

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Bike Master Plan: West Seattle, Sodo and South Park

This is the fourth post in a series analyzing Seattle’s draft Bicycle Master Plan update, which is currently taking public comments. This post will focus on West Seattle, Sodo, Georgetown and South Park. Stay tuned for future posts looking at … Continue reading

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Tickets still available for the Bike Works Auction & 15th Anniversary Celebration

Bike Works is turning 15! Just one more year, and it will be able to drive (wouldn’t that be a depressing surprise?). Their annual fundraiser auction this year is also a celebration of 15 years of community programs and bike … Continue reading

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Airport Way bridge set to close for a year or more

Biking (and driving and walking) to Georgetown from the north is about to get a little more difficult as the Airport Way viaduct just north of the neighborhood goes under construction for 12-14 months. People biking will be detoured all … Continue reading

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New Alaskan Way trail provides safer route south of downtown

No more following slow-moving, stressful Alaskan Way detours full of cars. No more confusing signage that almost leads you onto a Highway 99 on-ramp. No more getting stuck waiting for a train. WSDOT has opened a new multi-use trail between … Continue reading

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BikeWise: Truck runs biker off road at 1st and Spokane

The driver of a truck with a “God Bless John Wayne” bumper sticker allegedly ran someone riding a bike off the road, according to a report on BikeWise. The self-reported incident occurred in October while heading south on Spokane Street. … Continue reading

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City proposes Beacon Hill bike trail to connect I-90 to Sodo

SDOT is proposing a bike trail along the west side of Beacon Hill that would connect the I-90 trail to Beacon Ave near I-5. The project will provide a nice route through the greenbelt to people riding from the east … Continue reading

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