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First section of new Arboretum Trail opens near Madison Valley

A key section of the new WSDOT-funded Arboretum Trail opened late last week, connecting Madison Street to the car-free Arboretum Drive. The segment is fairly short, but it is one of the most important stretches of the whole plan for people … Continue reading

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The 2017 Emerald Bike Ride will make a big freeway loop on 520, I-90 and I-5

For the second annual Emerald Bike Ride, Cascade Bicycle Club is scaling up big time. The full route is longer, the start location is bigger and the rider limit has been set at a stunning 10,000 people. That’s 3,000 more … Continue reading

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9/26-10/15 Bike Route Alert: Arboretum Drive closed at south end for trail construction

Bike Route Alerts are official notices about bike route closures and detours that Seattle Bike Blog receives. Some will be a significant hassle, some will be no big deal. But the hope is to keep them organized in one place … Continue reading

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520 Trail gets so close, yet so far

Medina just got an awesome new park. You can now walk or bike 1.3 miles from Evergreen Point out into the middle of Lake Washington on a floating bridge, bringing you tantalizingly within reach of Seattle. But for another year, … Continue reading

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For a few hours, two Seattle freeways were bike-only (Photos)

For a few short hours just after sunrise Sunday, two major Seattle freeways were beautiful places filled with smiling people. There were no honking horns and no road rage even as a rush hour’s worth of people traveled some of … Continue reading

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Cascade’s sold out Emerald City Ride takes to the freeways Sunday + Route Map

Cascade Bicycle Club’s first ever Emerald City Bike Ride takes to area freeways Sunday. The ride sold out all 7,000 spots, and I’m not surprised. People have wanted to bike across the 520 Bridge since it opened half a century … Continue reading

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Cascade’s newest ride will travel on the 520 Bridge, I-5 Express Lanes

The secret (or maybe not-so-secret) route for Cascade’s newest major ride has been officially revealed: People registered for the April 3 event will get the rare chance to bike on both the 520 Bridge and the I-5 Express Lanes through … Continue reading

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Ahead of public hearing, a couple ways to make the 520 Bridge plans better

In case you haven’t noticed, the state is building a new 520 Bridge. And as we noted back in February, the biking and walking elements of their Seattle-side plans have come a long way since the initial drafts. But there’s … Continue reading

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Bike route bridge in Montlake will close until early 2016

If you bike through Montlake via the Lake Washington Loop route, then you have a rough detour ahead of you for the next six months. Starting “as soon as Monday,” the 24th Ave E bridge (otherwise known as the only … Continue reading

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Montlake detour coming to Lake Washington Loop bike route

If you bike the Lake Washington Loop bike route or are headed to the Montlake Bridge the next two weekends, expect a rough detour along the way. Lake Washington Boulevard will be closed from Montlake Boulevard to the Arboretum as … Continue reading

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Seattle-side 520 Bridge plan getting closer, but still needs better bike/walk connections

You have to hand it to the SR 520 Bridge design team. Their designs for bike/walk connections in Seattle have come really far since we first saw them. What was once looked like a doomsday neighborhood highway expansion interchange is … Continue reading

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How you can get a taste of the future 520 Trail connecting the Eastside and Seattle

The 520 highway expansion project is a $4.47 billion investment mostly focused on car travel. The planned connections into Seattle remain unfunded by at least $1.6 billion, and the state’s Seattle designs still present a lot of walking and biking safety … Continue reading

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State Senate Transportation Chair wants to toll people biking across 520 Bridge. Yes, really.

Usually when people throw out ideas this bad, we just ignore them. But this one comes from the Washington State Senate’s Transportation Committee Chair, so I guess we need to respond. No, tolling people biking on the new 520 Bridge … Continue reading

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Biking and walking details improving around 520 Bridge project, still has major gaps

Plans for the state’s megaproject to replace the SR 520 Bridge are getting better in many ways, but major gaps in the walking and biking environment still remain, especially in the Montlake area. The majority of the project’s Seattle end … Continue reading

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City Council will likely vote on 520 resolution with even stronger bike/walk language

The City Council will consider an amended resolution to guide planning for the Seattle side of the 520 Bridge Replacement Project today (Monday) at 2:30 p.m. Stay tuned for updates. UPDATE: It passes the committee. See the Montlaker blog for … Continue reading

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State will fund new Arboretum trail

The state will fund construction of a new trail through the Arboretum, connecting E Madison Street and the Montlake neighborhood. Part of the 520 Bridge Replacement Project, the trail will provide a biking and walking route near the historic—but overcrowded—Lake … Continue reading

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City Council may vote on 520 Bridge resolution demanding better biking and walking environment

The City Council today will vote on a resolution that recommends many changes to the biking and walking environment in the 520 Bridge replacement project, including study of a Portage Bay Bridge trail, a biking and walking bridge over I-5 … Continue reading

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Central Seattle Greenways: Bridging the North Capitol Hill ‘topographic fortress’

In the group’s continued analysis of the biking and walking elements of the 520 Bridge, Central Seattle Greenways looked at other ways of getting on and off North Capitol Hill. They found what many people have suspected: All roads are … Continue reading

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Council hears overwhelming support for people-friendly 520 project

If you have ever walked or biked through Montlake at Highway 520, you know that the area is not friendly to people outside a motor vehicle. Well, if current plans go forward, the walking and biking environment would be worse. … Continue reading

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Last chance to complete WSDOT’s 520 bridge survey

The state wants to know what you want to see from the 520 Bridge replacement project. We have discussed the bridge previously, including the need for better biking and walking access in the Roanoke and Montlake lids, better access to … Continue reading

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