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Local groups speak up in favor of protected bike lane on West Marginal Way

The plan to finally connect the Duwamish Trail by installing a protected bike lane along the west side of West Marginal Way SW continues to face an uncertain future, as SDOT continues to conduct outreach before a final decision is … Continue reading

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Letter: Invest 1% of West Seattle Bridge budget to help meet biking goals

A collective letter from neighborhood and regional bike and safe streets advocacy groups calls on SDOT to invest at least 1% of the West Seattle Bridge replacement budget on improving bike connections. The city’s mode shift plan for helping people … Continue reading

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West Seattle safe streets archaeologists unearth long-lost sidewalk

Safe streets archaeologists in West Seattle made an astounding discovery this month, unearthing a long-forgotten sidewalk and path connecting the Duwamish Trail to some greenbelt trails off Highland Park Way SW. While waiting for city plans to help ease the … Continue reading

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Watch: With the West Seattle high bridge closed, here are some popular bike routes to get across the Duwamish River

Transcript (auto-generated .txt) There is still no timeline for reopening the West Seattle high bridge, by far the most-traveled way to get across the Duwamish River and connect to the rest of the city. In the meantime, the lower Spokane … Continue reading

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West Seattle community group responds to bike plan cuts + Cascade, SNG outline their priorities

Neighborhoods all over Seattle have been hit hard by Mayor Jenny Durkan’s proposed bike plan cuts. And as is depressingly typical, West Seattle got hit especially hard. They already had lackluster improvements in the previous version of the bike plan, … Continue reading

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Bike counts were way up on first day of SR 99 closure, and West Seattle neighbors deserve a ton of credit

The bike counter at the foot of the Spokane Street Bridge to West Seattle measured a 327 percent more trips Monday than seen at this time of year previously. The counter has only measured more trips in a single day … Continue reading

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Want some company biking downtown? Join these welcoming West and SE Seattle rides or start your own

Biking on city streets can be more fun and less intimidating when you are with a group. And riding with a group can be a great way to become familiar with a route and learn some tips before trying it … Continue reading

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Options for a redesigned E Marginal Way + Regional leadership needed to connect to S King County

Today is the last day to comment on SDOT’s E Marginal Way online open house. The city is working on a major reconstruction and redesign of the industrial street that also serves as one of the most vital bike connections … Continue reading

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Lander Street overpass plan needs better biking and walking access

The $140 million Lander Street Overpass in Sodo could be a big improvement for biking and walking in Sodo, but only if it done right. The city has compiled $100 million in grants, partnerships and city funds to put the … Continue reading

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What Viadoom? Take control of your own commute by biking

The Alaskan Way Viaduct is closing Friday for two weeks as Bertha tunnels precariously under its foundation. As people who drive and take the bus (especially in Viaduct-dependent West Seattle) fret about the threat of huge traffic backups, there is … Continue reading

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Summer Blockbuster Alert: Watch Feds analyze bike/truck interactions in SODO

Watch your back Jurassic World, because USDOT just dropped a pair of videos analyzing truck and bike interactions in SODO that will make your box office numbers look like that goat in the T-Rex habitat. As we reported in May, … Continue reading

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Safety changes — but no bike lanes — planned for I-35

35th Ave SW is not an Interstate. It’s not even a state highway. So when neighbors refer to this city street as “I-35,” you know there’s a serious speeding and traffic safety problem. And those neighbors are not being as … Continue reading

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West Seattle traffic light is so long, bike commuter cooks breakfast burrito while waiting for it to change

I would have at least added some cheese. This video features Don Brubeck of West Seattle Bike Connections. Clearly, people walking and biking are far from the priority at this terrible intersection where the Alki Trail, Chelan Ave, W Marginal, … Continue reading

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After community push, West Seattle is getting its first bike corral

I received a fun email from West Seattle Bike Connections this morning. After a community push to make sure a proposed bike corral actually happens in the Junction, the group announced that the city will install an on-street bike parking … Continue reading

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West Seattle residents want bike corral at the Junction, White Center discusses first corral on 16th

Seattle has been doing a great job installing on-street bike corrals around town this year. Well, maybe not ALL around town. West Seattle still does not have a corral despite demand for one in the Junction business district, and residents … Continue reading

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West Seattle video series compares bike lights from the driver’s seat

The good folks at West Seattle Bike Connections read our October post about bike lights (and how some are too bright to put on strobe mode on a bike trail) and noticed something missing: Demonstrations of how different lights actually … Continue reading

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Didn’t get an STP spot? West Seattle is holding its own (SW)Seattle-to-(SW)Portland ride

Cascade Bicycle Club’s 200-mile Seattle-to-Portland Classic leaves town Saturday morning. But if you didn’t get one of the 10,000 available spots in the ride, don’t worry! West Seattle is holding it’s own Seattle-to-Portland ride Sunday, and it’s free. It’s also … Continue reading

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Bike counter coming very soon to the lower West Seattle Bridge

Yesterday was the busiest day yet recorded by the Fremont Bridge bike counter. 5,121 bike trips were made across the bridge, and there are no signs that we’re anywhere near our max yet. As the Fremont Bridge travelers are just … Continue reading

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Tuesday ride from West Seattle will honor Lance David

Friends, family and coworkers of Lance David held a bike ride and memorial Friday afternoon, gathering at E Marginal Way and S Hanford Street to honor him and support each other (see photos here). The collision that took Lance’s life … Continue reading

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Bike this West Seattle Valentine

Want an excuse to go for a bike ride today? Of course you do! Fire up your GPS and bike a valentine to the city! And, if you do, be sure to post your resulting map in the comments below. … Continue reading

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