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Celebrate a night of Bicycle Culture

Because it is spring and bikes are beautiful. Come celebrate bicycle culture by listening to bands and DJs, watching bike films, viewing bike-themed art and more this Saturday, April 10. This is an indoor/outdoor event that will happen rain or shine at 4710 Ballard Avenue. It is hosted by Viking… [ Keep reading ]

Come Play in the Street!

If you had a whole street to play on, what would you want to do?  Pet parade? dance party? huge Twister game? Well, start thinking because we are pleased to announce that Summer Streets are back! We’ll be in Ballard, Alki, Greenwood and Rainier Valley. The neighborhood blogs are all talking… [ Keep reading ]

Open House April 7 – S Columbian Way

The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) is planning to repave S Columbian Way between Beacon Avenue S and 15th Avenue S this year. Come meet the project team, view the complete design, and ask questions at an upcoming open house: Wednesday April 7, 2010 Mercer Middle School Library 1600 S… [ Keep reading ]

Fourth Avenue Reconstruction Nearly Complete

Since September 2009, SDOT contractor C.A. Carey Construction Company has been tackling the daunting task of completely reconstructing Fourth Avenue between South Jackson Street and Olive Way. After months of working hard, enduring torrential downpours and living with daily traffic congestion, the Fourth Avenue repaving project is nearing completion, and… [ Keep reading ]

Electric Bikes Get You Over the Hill

What do you think of electric bikes? Some long time bike commuters grumble when they see an electric bike pass them up the hill (especially if they are pedaling hard to catch up with it). There are some electric bikers, however, who have their own personal code of ethics to not… [ Keep reading ]

Ship Canal Trail Rolling Along

Crews working on Phase II of the South Ship Canal Trail – 6th Avenue West to 11th Avenue West – “rolled” out about 2/3 of the required paving Wednesday.  It was smooth trails until rain started, dousing this weather-dependent work (asphalt likes it dry, dry, dry!).  The new background-blending black… [ Keep reading ]

More Trail Ahead

Southeast Seattle’s Chief Sealth Trail is about to be extended. This will be the newest addition to our regional trail system. It will be built entirely along the northern portion of the City Light Transmission lines corridor from Beacon Ave S to S Angeline Street/15th Avenue S. Construction is estimated… [ Keep reading ]

Bus Bike Racks…Party of Three Please

King County Metro has announced plans to equip all of its buses with new bike racks designed to hold three bikes instead of the current racks that only hold two. Installation is scheduled to be complete by Spring 2010. The new racks are a little different from the current racks… [ Keep reading ]

We Like to Bike

Today SDOT released the results of our 2009 comprehensive bicycle commute count and biking to work is on the upswing. Since 2007 we have seen a 15 percent increase in bike commuters. Our bike commute counts took place on September 16 from 6:30am to 9am.  On that morning, just over… [ Keep reading ]

A New Era in Transportation

Here in Seattle we’re in the process of transforming our transportation system. We must accommodate growth, but we can’t build more streets. Although it’s a time of tough budgets, we’re preparing for a positive future and a walkable, livable city. We are committed to reducing our carbon footprint, offering more… [ Keep reading ]