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9th Ave bike lanes carve out a real transportation option in South Lake Union

People using the Westlake Bikeway can now, finally, get to and through South Lake Union via a mostly uninterrupted route of bike lanes. It’s not the most direct route, and the connection into downtown is still incomplete. But for an … Continue reading

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As tacks return, Westlake bikeway named nation’s ‘best new bike lane’ for 2016

The Green Lane Project has named the Westlake Bikeway “the country’s best new bike lane of 2016.” An arm of the national bike advocacy organization People for Bikes, the Green Lane Project helps and encourages cities to build bold bike … Continue reading

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Watch: The Westlake Bikeway makes it on StreetFilms

Westlake has made it to the big leagues: StreetFilms. The New York-based mini-documentary organization led by Clarence Eckerson Jr was in town for the NACTO conference last week, and the call of a long-sought bikeway finally constructed was just too … Continue reading

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Many people get flats from tacks on new Westlake bikeway, could it be intentional?

I have received at least a dozen emails and notes on social media in the past two days from people who say they got flat tires from tacks on the new Westlake bikeway. Evan Bush at the Seattle Times called … Continue reading

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The Westlake Bikeway is officially open, and it was worth the compromises

The Westlake Bikeway officially opened Thursday, finally creating a flat and separated bike route from the Ship Canal to the city center. “This project is really going to make this corridor safer and more predictable for everyone,” SDOT Director Scott … Continue reading

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Westlake bikeway one week from opening, celebration Thurs

After years (decades?) of debate, public meetings and legal action, the Westlake Bikeway is finally ready to open. The city and Cascade Bicycle Club are hosting an opening celebration Thursday at the south end of the bikeway in Lake Union … Continue reading

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Westlake bikeway construction will happen in phases starting January

The construction crew building out the Westlake Bikeway has outlined their schedule, beginning with phase one in January. For the first six months or so of 2016, construction will happen in four seemingly out-of-order segments in the sprawling parking area … Continue reading

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Westlake Bikeway could open in summer, construction meeting Thursday

Construction on the Westlake Bikeway and parking circulation improvements is about to begin. You can learn more about construction activities at an information session 4 – 7 p.m. Thursday (tomorrow) in the Commons Room of the AGC Building. Meanwhile, there … Continue reading

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After long community process crafts compromise Westlake bikeway plan, ‘superyacht’ marina sues anyway

For more than a year, a group of Westlake residents, business owners, industry leaders and community members — including people who walk, bike and drive — have been meeting regularly to work with designers and the city to craft a … Continue reading

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Alert: Dexter will be closed near Mercer all day Saturday and weekday nights

If you plan on biking on Dexter Saturday, give yourself some extra time and be ready for a detour. Workers will completely close Dexter between Aloha and Mercer starting 6 a.m. Saturday and lasting until 6 a.m. Sunday. The street … Continue reading

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More Westlake Bikeway design details + Construction will start in the fall

After an extensive and essentially unprecedented community planning process (at least for a bikeway project), the city is moving into more detailed final design work for the Westlake Bikeway, which will connect the Fremont Bridge and Lake Union Park. After … Continue reading

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Final Westlake Bikeway open house is Wednesday + A look at updated plans

The city is just about ready to show off its design for the Westlake Bikeway after many community meetings big and small and more than a year and a half of debates about the plan to provide a safe space … Continue reading

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Some updates on the Westlake bikeway design

The city revealed a few more details about the developing plans for the Westlake bikeway. In documents presented to the Design Advisory Committee in August, planners appear to be primarily focused on the so-called “sidewalk concept,” which would route a … Continue reading

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City’s plans for a Westlake bikeway continue to evolve

Plans for a safer and more comfortable Westlake Avenue continue to develop, and the city is now looking at two options: One that runs next to the existing sidewalk and one that runs down the center of the parking aisle. … Continue reading

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Seattle Times Ed Board adds its support to the Westlake bikeway

The Seattle Times Editorial Board added its two cents about the Westlake bikeway project this weekend, backing the city’s plan to build protected bike lanes from the Fremont Bridge to Lake Union Park and praising Mayor Ed Murray’s ability to … Continue reading

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Support plans for a safe Westlake bikeway at Wednesday open house

The city’s plans for a safe and comfortable bikeway on Westlake are at a pivotal point, and they will be gathering feedback during an open house Wednesday, 5:30 – 8 p.m. at Fremont Studios (N 35th and Phinney). The project … Continue reading

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An early look at two options for a Westlake bikeway + Parking studies show project could be a win-win

After conducting exhaustive parking studies and some preliminary feasibility work, planners have come up with two rough concepts for the Westlake bikeway. The plans are general concepts that planners brought before the Westlake Design Advisory Committee earlier this week to … Continue reading

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Westlake Bikeway Update: Design committee members will be announced soon, construction to start in 2015

Amid all the squabbling over the Bike Master Plan lawsuit, it may have been easy to forget that, wow, the city is actually going to build a modern bikeway on Westlake. The goal is to start construction in 2015. Mayor … Continue reading

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Westlake group drops Bike Master Plan lawsuit

The group suing to delay the Bike Master Plan has dropped its legal challenge, opening the door for a City Council vote on the plan. Ed Murray took office after the lawsuit was filed, and staffers said the mayor’s office … Continue reading

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Bike plan hearing delayed until May, 100+ ride for a safer Westlake

It’s official. The hearing to decide the lawsuit to delay the Bike Master Plan update has, itself, been delayed. Originally scheduled for March, the date is now set for May 14. Meanwhile, Cascade Bicycle Club organized a bike ride along … Continue reading

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