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Saturday: Fairview Ave N Bridge reopens with a car-free celebration

Construction work is wrapping up on the new Fairview Ave N Bridge, finally bringing an end to a long closure of a major bike route between South Lake Union and Eastlake. The bridge opens to all traffic Sunday, but people … Continue reading

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Watch: Mayor Durkan celebrates downtown bike lanes, says more to come

(Video transcript) Mayor Jenny Durkan has completely changed her tune about bike lanes since her first year in office. Well, that’s not entirely accurate because in her first year in office, she said very little about bike lanes at all. … Continue reading

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This is your final week to cross the Fairview Ave N bridge until 2021

The Fairview Ave N Bridge connecting South Lake Union to Eastlake will close for 18 months Monday. As we reported previously, the biking, walking and transit detour will be routed via Eastlake Ave and Aloha Street. People driving southbound will … Continue reading

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9th Ave bike lanes carve out a real transportation option in South Lake Union

People using the Westlake Bikeway can now, finally, get to and through South Lake Union via a mostly uninterrupted route of bike lanes. It’s not the most direct route, and the connection into downtown is still incomplete. But for an … Continue reading

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It’s time for a transportation revolution east of Lake Union

Imagine a direct, fully connected and protected bike route from Roosevelt and Green Lake all the way to downtown. The city is studying how to make it happen. And not only could the project fix some consistently dangerous collision hot … Continue reading

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The new Fairview Ave Bridge should be a nexus for major bike routes

The Fairview Ave N bridge is part of a major bike route hub, and major improvements and new connections on Westlake, Eastlake, 9th Ave N, Lakeview Blvd E and the 520 Bridge will only make it more important in the … Continue reading

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SNG: Imagining a truly bike-friendly Uptown and South Lake Union

EDITOR’S NOTE: The only thing worse than biking in South Lake Union is driving in South Lake Union. But unlike driving, there are some relatively easy and quickly-achievable ways to dramatically improve bike routes to and through our city’s fastest-growing … 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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Can Westlake’s streetcar tracks ever be safe for people biking?

Seattle plans to speed up buses and the South Lake Union Streetcar by making the curb lanes on Westlake Ave transit-only between 6th Ave/McGraw Square downtown and Valley Street/Lake Union Park. This is great news for transit reliability and could … Continue reading

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City finally planning road safety project on Dexter between Denny and Mercer

Dexter Ave may never go back to being the dangerous, super wide street it was before major construction began a few months ago between Mercer and Denny in South Lake Union. The city is planning a road safety redesign for … Continue reading

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Work on Hwy 99 tunnel ramps will close Dexter bike lanes + Is this a chance to extend the redesign?

The state is set to start utility relocation work to prepare the area between South Lake Union and Lower Queen Anne for the Highway 99 tunnel’s new on and off ramps. That means crews need to dig up parts of … Continue reading

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Bike Master Plan Draft 2: Central Seattle

The last day to comment on the second draft of the Bicycle Master Plan is Friday. Email your comments to [email protected] This post is a continuation of a series investigating some of changes in the newest draft of the Bike … Continue reading

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City selects firm to lead Westlake Cycle Track project

The city has passed a milestone in the Westlake Cycle Track project, selecting a firm to lead design work on a safe connection between the heart of South Lake Union and Fremont, the Ship Canal Trail and beyond. Here’s a … Continue reading

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Police looking for woman who hit person on bike and fled – UPDATE: Not seriously injured

UPDATE: The Seattle Fire Department says the victim, a man in his 30s, was not seriously injured. No word yet on the search for the suspect. Original story: From SPD: Ofrs investigating hit & run to bicyclist @ Yale Av … Continue reading

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Bike Master Plan: Central Seattle and downtown

This is the second post in a series analyzing Seattle’s draft Bicycle Master Plan update, which is currently taking public comments. This post will focus on the central neighborhoods south of the Ship Canal and north of I-90. Stay tuned … Continue reading

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Spotted on Dexter: What do you think of these bike racks with maps?

Madi with Family Ride spotted this bike rack at the under-construction Union apartment building at Dexter and Aloha (yes, the one that sometimes closes the bike lane or puts fences in it). I can’t think of another public bike map … Continue reading

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Judge throws out SLU streetcar crash lawsuit

A King County Superior Court judge has dismissed claims by a group of people seriously injured on the South Lake Union streetcar tracks after they were dangerously installed in the curb lane of the previously-popular bicycling route. They plan to … Continue reading

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Wrench Bicycle Workshop now open on Dexter Ave

Dexter Ave now has a bike shop. The city’s top bike commute route got a fantastic redesign this year, and now a repair-focused shop has moved in. Wrench Bicycle Workshop opened this month at 1305 Dexter Ave. N. The shop … Continue reading

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Biking is the fastest way to get around during Viaduct closure

As you are probably aware, some ugly highway (with great views!) through downtown is going to be closed for a week. The event has been dubbed #viadoom, and it may take a little longer than usual to bus and drive. … Continue reading

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Safe Streets Social provides space for healing, calls for change

80 or so people gathered in Lake Union Park to ride in memory of people killed on our streets. But the Safe Streets Social was also about creating an opportunity for bicycle riders who have been shaken by news of … Continue reading

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