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Vashon and West Seattle Water Taxis can now take wide tire bikes (but still no long bikes)

The King County Water Taxi bike racks can now take bikes with tires as wide as 4.6 inches, nearly double the size of the old bike racks. This should significantly expand compatibility, especially as many of today’s most popular bikes … Continue reading

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King County limits bikes on Vashon/West Seattle water taxis, bans many family bikes

In what is sure to be disappointing news to many readers, King County has announced that it will begin limiting the number and types of bikes allowed on its Vashon and West Seattle water taxis. Bikes and water taxis go … Continue reading

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Not just Seattle: King County is also driving less + A look at biking rates around Puget Sound

Get ready for a little data overload. I’ve been swimming through Census data ever since the 2012 American Communities Survey data came out and showed that biking, walking and transit use in Seattle is way up. But what about the … Continue reading

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Vashon passenger ferry could improve bike accommodations + Survey

The Vashon-to-Seattle passenger ferry is looking to make improvements to its Vashon terminal. On the list of possible projects is better bicycle accommodations, including covered bike parking. So if you use this service, operated by King County, then you should … Continue reading

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Grant will fund vision for a safer Vashon Island

After a successful fight against bike-route-ruining rumble strips prompted a group of Vashon-Murray Island residents to organize and take action, the group is running with the momentum to take biking and walking safety on their island to the next level. … Continue reading

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Small step for safer island biking: King County removes Vashon rumble strips

As we reported in September, residents of Vashon got organized and successfully stopped plans for rumble strips on Vashon Island highway shoulders, arguing that the strips make roads more dangerous and less comfortable for cycling. Today, Bike Vashon reports that … Continue reading

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Vashon convinces county not to install more rumble strips, fight invigorates island bike activism

Rumble strips. When installed correctly on certain roadways, they can prevent car crashes, especially for people who fall asleep at the wheel. But they can also destroy bike routes and create safety hazards for people on two wheels. So when … Continue reading

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