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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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City Council committee talks 520 Bridge design

A City Council committee will hear a briefing on the 520 Bridge Replacement Project design Monday morning, including discussion about the proposed second Montlake Bridge and the Portage Bay Bridge starting at 10:40 10:50 a.m. or so (it was originally … Continue reading

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State tries to pit biking/walking trail against neighbors concerned about 520 views

Representatives from the state’s 520 Bridge Replacement project presented at Wednesday’s Bicycle Advisory Board meeting, bravely unrolling a bridge concept map lacking a complete biking and walking path across Portage Bay. I say bravely because the presenters were very aware … Continue reading

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Montlaker: Seattle Design Commission endorses a complete biking/walking path on 520 bridge

As expressed in a letter to the 520 planners from Central Seattle Greenways, a biking and walking path across Portage Bay is an essential part of the 520 Bridge replacement project. This multi-billion-dollar project already includes such a path across … Continue reading

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Central Seattle Greenways: Support a complete 520 Trail Monday

Today (Monday), WSDOT is holding a public session on the 520 Bridge design, and your input is needed. The planned 520 Bridge replacement will include a biking and walking trail from Medina to Montlake as well as new paths in … Continue reading

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Reminder: 520 Bridge meeting Thursday will discuss future Roanoke Lid

A community meeting Thursday will discuss plans for the Roanoke lid of the planned (but $2 billion-lacking) 520 Bridge replacement project. The meeting will be from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Montlake Community Center. Though the bridge plans do … Continue reading

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Saturday: Tell WSDOT to build the 520 biking & walking trail to Capitol Hill

Look, here’s the thing, WSDOT: It would be completely absurd to build a whole new floating bridge from Medina to Montlake complete with a biking and walking trail, then stop the trail less than a mile from the end of … Continue reading

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A look at plans for the new 520 Bridge through Montlake

This post was originally published at Capitol Hill Seattle. We’ve already looked at the state’s concepts for a walking and biking trail across Lake Washington via a reconstructed 520 floating bridge. But the reconstructed bridge will also come with redesigns … Continue reading

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New Arboretum trail would bypass Lake Washington Blvd

The addition of a biking and walking trail to the proposed 520 bridge is not the only part of the state’s plan that will affect people on bikes. As a way of mitigating traffic issues on Lake Washington Boulevard through … Continue reading

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A look at the planned 520 bike trail (and why it should extend to N Capitol Hill) – UPDATED

Plans to replace the 520 Bridge are crawling along, and the state recently released concept images of the proposed floating bridge. Images show plans for the proposed walking and biking trail, which comes complete with “belvedere” resting and lookout points … Continue reading

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Last day to comment on SR 520 Seattle interchange report

Today is the last day for public comment on the SR 520 design refinements report (ESSB 6392). Above are recommended bicycle connections from the new 520 Trail to other bike facilities and transit in Seattle. As cyclists who have never … Continue reading

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