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Transit returns to full-capacity this week

Transit is back. Over the next couple days, agencies around the region will relax many of their COVID precautions as the bulk of Washington State’s restrictions end. Like many of you, I’ve still been treating transit as an essential-trips-only service. … Continue reading

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Your comments worked, WA Ferries won’t charge more for most bike trailers

WA State Ferries will not charge extra for most bike trailers, Cascade Bicycle Club reported Wednesday morning. The WA Transportation Commission will instead limit the new rules to people hauling kayaks or canoes on a bike trailer. So people hauling … Continue reading

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Cascade: WA Ferries proposes huge fare increase for … bicycle trailers?

WA State Ferries has proposed a dramatic fare hike for people pulling a bicycle trailer. For the Bainbridge and Bremerton runs, for example, a person biking with a trailer would have to pay $16 during peak season, a 73 percent … Continue reading

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Bike access at Colman Dock changing soon + Mercer Project on schedule for fall finish

If you are among the scores of people who bike to the Bremerton and Bainbridge Ferries or the King County Water Taxis, get ready for more changes to how you get to your boats starting this month. The ongoing seawall … Continue reading

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Cascade: Bainbridge ferry terminal construction could bring cycling headaches

People who bike to and from Bainbridge should be ready for some changes and narrower lanes at the island’s ferry terminal starting Monday, Cascade Bicycle Club notes on its blog: Construction will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. … Continue reading

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Bicycle surcharge not changed in May ferry fare hike

The state announced recently that fares on ferries are going up about 3 percent. However, the bicycle surcharge remains unchanged, Biking Bis reports. So while your walk-on ticket will still be higher, the bicycle fee will remain the same. And … Continue reading

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Washington Ferries will drop bicycle fee for ORCA and pass users

In a very welcome step forward, Washington State Ferries will drop the fee currently assessed to people using passes and ORCA cards for most ferry routes. The change will go into effect with other fare changes in October. The current … Continue reading

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State will not push cyclists to back of the ferry

Washington State Ferries (WSF) has no plans to pursue a recommendation that cyclists embark and disembark last, according to the Bicycle Alliance of Washington: For the moment, bicyclists need not worry about any changes to the present system of loading … Continue reading

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Should people on bikes exit ferries last? Let the state know what you think

A review of the state’s ferry system yielded one recommendation that caught our attention: Let motor vehicles unload before bicycles. We wrote about this review back in September, but if you have not voiced your concern, now is the time. … Continue reading

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