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Current Standings in WBR Challenge Contest

People are asking, so here you go—the latest standings in the Walk Bike Ride Challenge neighborhood competition. Some neighborhoods moved up, and others down since our last update, which shows that you can make a difference in which neighborhood wins.  All of Seattle wins with these great stats: over 1,200… [ Keep reading ]

Have You Talked to the Seawall Team this Summer?

“Where is the seawall?” “Are gribbles real?” “What will an earthquake do to Seattle’s waterfront?” If you have ever asked yourself these questions, you’re not alone! Elliott Bay Seawall Project staff have attended several community fairs and festivals this summer and have already talked with more than 600 people picnicking… [ Keep reading ]

New Bike Lanes on 20th Ave NW

In our ongoing effort to implement the Bicycle Master Plan, SDOT recently completed installing new bike lanes on 20th Avenue NW in Ballard.  Seattle’s freshest bike facilities run for one half mile in both directions on 20th from Market Street to NW 65th Street. Cyclists that aren’t comfortable riding… [ Keep reading ]

How Neighborhoods Are Stacking Up in the WBR Challenge Competition

Over  1,000 people have signed up for the July/August Walk Bike Ride Challenge  and switched 96,000 miles of car trips to walking, biking and riding.   As we say around here, “Way to Go, Seattle!”  For each trip they report, “challengers” earn a chance to win some great prizes. We’re tracking… [ Keep reading ]

Only 35% of Downtown Commuters Drive Alone

Wow.  That means 65% of Downtown employees now commute by train, bus, bike, foot, carpool and other options.   When a political candidate or an initiative gets 65% of the votes, we call that a landslide. More people choosing these travel options is good for Downtown employees, businesses and customers because… [ Keep reading ]

New multi-use trail opened in SODO!

Cyclists and pedestrians can now enjoy using the new portside path located along Alaskan Way S. between S. Atlantic Street and S. King Street, which provides a direct route to and from downtown Seattle without having to cross the railroad tracks. See more here. WSDOT staff will be located at the north… [ Keep reading ]

Better Biking on N 34th Street

The project to repave N 34th Street from Fremont Avenue N to Stone Way N also enhances the roadway considerably for bicyclists.  As part of the work, which began this month and is expected to wrap up by Mid-August, crews will install: New green bike lanes highlighting areas where bicycles… [ Keep reading ]

Where can I park my bike downtown?

Don’t you wish there were a map that showed buildings downtown that have bike racks, and even showers and lockers for tenants?  Wouldn’t it be nice to pull up that map on your mobile device to find the nearest on-street bike rack or see the bike lanes and routes downtown? Well, you… [ Keep reading ]

Health Impact Assessment for King Street Station Hub

A graduate class at the University of Washington has recently completed a Health Impact Assessment (HIA) of some of the proposed projects in the King Street Station Hub Strategy.  This HIA reviewed health impacts as wide ranging as physical and mental health and health equity.  The HIA makes several recommendations… [ Keep reading ]

Will Your Neighborhood Win the Walk Bike Ride Challenge Competition?

Last week we told you about all the great prizes you can win in the big July/August Walk Bike Ride Challenge.  (Click here for that blog post.) Another reason to be part of this effort is to help your neighborhood win our friendly competition to see which neigbhorhood will save… [ Keep reading ]