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After sudden closure of Broadway bikeway section, Sound Transit creates a bike detour

Two weeks ago, people biking southbound on the new Broadway Bikeway were met with a surprise: Oncoming cars. No, these were not scofflaws behind the wheel, they were following a new detour put in place by Sound Transit as part … Continue reading

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Nearly all Sound Transit buses will soon be able to carry 3 bikes instead of 2

Sound Transit operates many popular regional express bus routes connecting major employment and residential centers quickly and easily. But, as express routes, getting from your home or workplace to the bus stop or transit center is often the most difficult … Continue reading

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Last Ballard rail study open house is Thursday

The Ballard High Capacity Transit project is holding its final early public meeting Thursday to discuss route options to finally connect the neighborhood with truly fast and expandable transit service. Event Details: Ballard High School Commons 1418 NW 65th Street, … Continue reading

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Broadway is the new face of complete streets in Seattle (VIDEO)

The city of Seattle opened the first section of the Broadway Bikeway this week, showcasing how protected bike lanes can work on even the most active streets in the city. Broadway connects from Yesler Terrace and First Hill into the … Continue reading

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Help guide Judkins Park light rail station access

Seattle’s least talked about light rail station could be it’s most bikeable. The planned East Link station at I-90/Rainier/23rd Ave will have an entrance right off the I-90 Trail and will be located in the midst of a neighborhood with … Continue reading

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No TIGER grant for the Burke-Gilman through UW

The University of Washington did not win the extremely competitive TIGER grant from the Federal government to rehab and widen the Burke-Gilman Trail through their campus. However, they of course have not given up, with UW’s Commute Options Manager Celeste … Continue reading

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Today: Northgate Station Open House will look at biking and walking access

We already know that the largest group of people projected to use the Northgate Station parking garage live within an easy walk or bike ride to the station. So let’s make sure it is safe and easy for station neighbors … Continue reading

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UW Station construction closes bike path link

Contractors have paved a new ramp on the stairs of the Montlake Triangle to provide a biking detour as construction on the pending biking and walking bridge over Montlake Boulevard has closed the path people are familiar with. The detour … Continue reading

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Brooklyn Station meeting Wednesday + Is it time to tackle big bike access issues in the U District?

Sound Transit is holding a meeting tonight (Wednesday, sorry for the late notice) from 6-8:30 p.m. at the Neptune Theater to discuss the 60 percent design for Brooklyn Station. The plans include two station entrances (good news!), no additional car … Continue reading

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SunBreak: Will U-Link ‘flatten’ Captiol Hill for people on bikes?

Since the opening of Beacon Hill Station, many people who ride bikes have figured out that for a couple bucks, Link Light Rail will make one of Seattle’s mightiest hills disappear. Just hop on at Pioneer Square Station and two … Continue reading

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Upcoming N Seattle transit station meetings need your input – UPDATED

Is Northgate Station going to have family-friendly biking and walking access? How about Roosevelt Station? It’s not clear yet. That’s why your voice is needed at these upcoming public meetings to make sure the need for safe and easy access … Continue reading

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Cascade: Get involved with Northgate light rail planning

Cascade Bicycle Club is working to make sure bicycle access to the future Northgate light rail station is safe and easy. They previously laid out a strong argument for investing in biking and walking infrastructure around the future station site, … Continue reading

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Sound Transit offers $10 ORCA to try Columbia City Station’s new bike lockers

As the weather changes, Sound Transit is urging people to bike to Rainier Valley light rail stations, then take the train to downtown. A new “bike plaza” at Columbia City Station has secure bike lockers for up to 46 bikes. … Continue reading

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Sound Transit installs bike lockers in Rainier Valley

Amid concern about bicycle security at some Link stations, Sound Transit has installed bike lockers at Columbia City, Othello and Rainier Beach stations. There were at least six reported bike thefts at Columbia City station last year, according to ST. … Continue reading

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Town hall with the mayor in U Dist tonight

Cascade points out that there are two good opportunities in the U District this week to speak up in support of biking. Considering how full UW’s bike parking is, it should be easy for some of you to bike over … Continue reading

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November bike thefts

View Larger Map Here’s the first monthly bike theft roundup. I had been doing these weekly, but thought I would change things up. What do you all think? Is a monthly report more or less useful/interesting than weekly? The data … Continue reading

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How to bring your bike on Link: Sound Transit releases new videos – UPDATED

Well, OK, they are a couple weeks old. But now they are on YouTube, so I can embed them (the video player on the ST site could use a face lift). First up, Central Link:

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Bike news roundup: Beer Bikes! (can we please get one?)

CAN SEATTLE PLEASE GET A BEER BIKE?!?!?!?!?! Whatever laws might get in the way, we need to change (hat tip BikeHugger):

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