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BTG is Building Seattle’s Bike Network and Making it Easier to Navigate

The month of May brings us warmer weather and that means more cyclists on our roads.  It is also National Bike Month!  Thousands of cyclists will take to the roads across the county and in Seattle challenging each other to ride for exercise, to get to work and just for… [ Keep reading ]

West Thomas Street Pedestrian & Bicycle Overpass to Open in July

The weather outside may get sunny again Saturday leaving many during National Bike Month to pine away for new adventures.  One such adventure, high above Elliott Avenue West and sailing over some Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) railroad tracks, might be travel along the West Thomas Street Pedestrian & Bicycle Overpass.  I… [ Keep reading ]

Once Around the Web: Bikelicious!

May is Bike Month! Time to dust off your bike, replace the batteries in your lights, go buy a fun new bike bell and join the National Bike Challenge. This free program runs May 1 to August 31 with the goal of uniting 50,000 people to bike 10 million miles…. [ Keep reading ]

Tell Us! Show Us! Seattle’s Bicycle Master Plan Is Getting Updated

Whether you are a regular bicyclist, an occasional recreation rider, or just thinking of trying it out for the first time, tell us where you’d like to see bike improvements using our online survey and interactive map tool.  The Bicycle Master Plan has effectively guided improvements to the city’s bicycle… [ Keep reading ]

The Parking Squid

    The “Parking Squid” for bikes is under construction!  Decorative Metal Arts, a metal fabricator located in SODO, is fabricating this bike rack designed by local artist Susan Robb. The structure is made from galvanized steel and is funded by Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) 1% for Art… [ Keep reading ]

Keeping BTG Accountable

The Bridging the Gap (BTG) Levy Oversight Committee was established as part of the voter approved transportation levy in 2006.  A dedicated group of 15 community members, the committee meets quarterly to track the progress of BTG and ensure that the program is delivering on the promises made to voters. … [ Keep reading ]

Once Around the Web

Grrrr…A Tiger Can Only Do So Much TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) is a USDOT grant funding program that communities and agencies can apply to fund larger and more expensive multi-modal projects. It’s one of the few remaining such programs. This year, the 2012 TIGER IV program received 703… [ Keep reading ]

Safety in Construction Zones for Workers and Traveling Public

    New Traffic Control Manual Lays Out the Law The Seattle Department of Transportation recently published an updated version of the Traffic Control Manual for In-Street Work.  SDOT’s Director, Peter Hahn, approved and adopted the new version with a Director’s Rule, which legally enforces the changes put forth in the… [ Keep reading ]

Spring is in the air, bikes are on the road

Spring is on the calendar, and in the air as well. More people are using bicycles for transportation than ever before. Expect to see more bicyclists on the road as temperatures moderate and daylight lingers. Start with the basics of:  proper helmet fit, comfortable but not loose clothing, and a… [ Keep reading ]

Duwamish Trail–
Now ready for bicycling or walking

Looking for an easy walk or bike ride? Try the Duwamish Trail, approximately two-and-a-half miles along the west side of the Duwamish River in West Seattle. It’s a wonderfully flat trail, starting from the lower South Spokane Street Bridge, following West Marginal Way Southwest, southward to the First Avenue South… Filed Under: Biking, Pedestrians, SDOT