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City tries new bike lane design for collision-heavy Roosevelt intersection

SDOT’s traffic engineers are trying a different bike lane design at 42nd and Roosevelt after several people were injured at the U District intersection. The intersection design is especially tricky because of the fairly long and steep downhill that allows … Continue reading

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State may fund Delridge Trail, U-District bike share, Bainbridge ferry access improvements + more

In its latest round of grant funding for its bicycle and pedestrian safety program, Washington State has prioritized a Delridge trail and road safety project, improvements to Olympic Drive near the Ferry Terminal on Bainbridge Island, bike share station install … Continue reading

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City plans 11 miles of neighborhood greenways in 2012

By this time next year, there should be 11 miles of neighborhood greenways completed in Seattle, with an additional 11 miles planned for 2013. The 2012 total includes seven miles paid for by the city (in Ballard, Beacon Hill, Greenwood, … Continue reading

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Sick Day Video Post – Biking from Capitol Hill to UW in 2008

It’s a sick day here at Seattle Bike Blog HQ. So here’s a video from 2008 to discuss (posted to YouTube by schr0559): What I find fascinating about this video is that there are almost no bicycle features or facilities … Continue reading

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Burke-Gilman Trail detour in place this week for “21 and Over” filming

Said in a deep, bass-booming voice: From the creators of comedy blockbuster “The Hangover” comes a multi-use trail closure that will make you laugh until you vomit. Coming to a Burke-Gilman Trail near you (if you are on UW campus), … 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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UW gets a ‘silver’ rating for bike friendliness

The League of American Bicyclists announced the recipients of the first-ever Bicycle Friendly University designations during the National Bike Summit this week in the other Washington. Only one school in Washington was among the first 20 schools awarded the designation: … 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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UW bike parking use up 13%

A recent bike-counting survey at the University of Washington reveals a surge in bike parking usage on campus. Bike parking usage has gone up 12.8 percent since last year and 25 percent since 1995. From the UW report: The 2,745 … Continue reading

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