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Wallingford Neighborhood Greenway now open (VIDEO)

The Wallingford Neighborhood Greenway is now officially open. Neighborhood advocates for the project threw a street party to celebrate, which featured a dog parade, a group ride and walk along the route and gelato from a cargo bike (as you … Continue reading

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Wallingford neighborhood greenway opening celebration Saturday

The Wallingford neighborhood greenway is complete, and there will be a two-block community street party to mark the opening Saturday starting at 4 p.m. Details: Join us as we celebrate the opening of Seattle’s first neighborhood Greenway! We will be … Continue reading

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2012 Ride of Silence meets May 16 at Gas Works Parks

The annual Ride of Silence group bike rides take place in cities all over the world as a way to remember people who have been killed or injured while biking. Seattle’s 8th Ride of Silence will meet at Gas Works … Continue reading

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Get your sunny Burke-Gilman kicks while you can…

‘Cause Sunday, the Burke-Gilman Trail in the U District and Wallingford will be full of Walk for MS participants. The annual event expects 5,000 people, so be prepared to take another route if you’re in the area between 10 a.m. … Continue reading

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Plans for key Wallingford neighborhood greenway crossing scaled back

Plans for a key crossing for the Wallingford neighborhood greenway has been scaled back in response to concerns from residents. The crossing at N 43rd St and Stone Way is the biggest component of the project, giving people on foot … Continue reading

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Anyone in Wallingford got a garage to help cargo/e-bike entrepreneur?

Wallyhood posted this email from a young person in Wallingford on the verge of starting a cargo bike and e-bike business. He’s got the tools and know-how to do Xtracycle conversions and install CleanRepublic (see my profile of them here) … 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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No slowing down for citizen neighborhood greenway organizers

It might be winter, but the citizen neighborhood greenway organizers are still moving full speed ahead, and their numbers are steadily growing. They held a meeting for residents of Phinney Ridge and Greenwood Wednesday, they are organizing a community bike … Continue reading

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Spot with most bike-involved collisions gets new bike lane

As reported in October, the stretch of N 45th Street in front of the Wallingford Dick’s Drive-In saw the highest number of traffic collisions between cars and bikes in the whole city. Responding to the issue, SDOT has installed a … Continue reading

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Wallingford neighborhood greenway details revealed

Plans for the first segment of the Wallingford neighborhood greenway are the beginnings of something exciting. At an open house December 8, SDOT unveiled some more details, including plans for making the crossings safer and helping people find their way. … Continue reading

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City installing runnel for bikes on N 41st St walking bridge

This just in from Wallyhood‘s Margaret Steck: A runnel is basically a groove on the side of a stairway that allows you to push your bike up and down instead carrying it. Here’s an example of one built as part … Continue reading

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A friendly Thanksgiving weekend road safety reminder…

Have fun this weekend, but be safe out there! The Wednesday before Thanksgiving may be the biggest drunk driving night of the year. Judging by the looks of the this photo sent in from Geoff in Wallingford, I’d say somebody … Continue reading

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Wallingford Neighborhood Greenway open house December 8

The Wallingford Neighborhood Greenway is almost here, and SDOT is holding an open house December 8 to introduce it to the community. The meeting will be from 6-7:30 p.m. at Hamilton International Middle School (Densmore and 41st St). The project … Continue reading

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Meeting tonight to discuss Latona bike lane in Wallingford

I am super late on this project, but SDOT has proposed installing a bike lane on Latona Ave N in Wallingford to connect the Burke-Gilman Trail to NE 45th St. SDOT staff will be at the Wallingford Community Council meeting … Continue reading

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Neighborhood-Powered Streets Part 2: Beacon Hill and Wallingford groups lead the way

This story is part of a series about Seattle’s young neighborhood greenway movement. In part two, we look at two neighborhood groups that are paving the way for other neighborhoods to get organized and start planning safe streets. Beacon (Hill) … Continue reading

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Biking Bis: 2011 Tour de Fat skipping Seattle and Portland

Gene at Biking Bis dropped this terrible news this morning: New Belgium’s popular free touring bike festival Tour de Fat, which has come to Seattle for the past eleven years, will be skipping both Seattle and Portland this year. The … Continue reading

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Wallingford bike boulevard will include ‘runnel’

The bicycle boulevard planned for Wallingford will include modifications to the Aurora pedestrian overpass at 41st Street and an enhanced crossing at Stone Way, according to Sam Woods at SDOT. Woods said plans will likely include installing a runnel on … Continue reading

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Bike boulevard coming to Wallingford

The Neighborhood Projects Fund has announced support for the Wallingford Bicycle Boulevard Project, which aims to turn N 44th or 43rd Avenues into a much-needed bike friendly east-west route through northern Wallingford. Bicycle boulevards are streets where bicycle travel has … Continue reading

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Stretch of Burke-Gilman near Gas Works closed for most of November

SDOT started work today on repairs to the Burke-Gilman Trail to fix a drainage issue that has been causing ponding near Meridian Ave. People on bikes will be detoured onto Northlake (be careful riding over the old railroad tracks). From … Continue reading

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Burke-Gilman detour Saturday due to invasion of rolling children

I am so sick of these arrogant kindergartners riding around on the Burke-Gilman without paying their fair share! I pay for these trails with my taxes! That’s why it’s so great to finally see these tiny-wheeled freeloaders pitch in…

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