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Power Lines

Zeytuna Edo and the New Seattle Traffic Safety Measures

How a young girl’s near fatal accident changed the face of Seattle traffic safety.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 07/29/2015
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Urban Upgrade

Parking 101: SDOT’s Demand-Based Rates

Longer paid-parking hours and higher rates may be grating at first, but they could work to your advantage.

  • By Josh Feit
  • Published 07/18/2014
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Article

Everything You Needed to Know About Parklets

This fall SDOT will convert parking spaces in three neighborhoods to miniparks. Parklets could spread throughout the city by next year.

  • By Karen Taylor Quinn
  • Published 09/17/2013
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Article

SDOT Fights Street Crime With Street Food

The department hopes to clean up Westlake Plaza and Alaskan Way with food trucks.

  • By Allecia Vermillion
  • Published 09/17/2013
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Jolt

Morning Jolt: Bikes and Transit

The day's winners and losers.

  • By Afternoon Jolt
  • Published 07/11/2011
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City Hall

More than 30 Layoffs Coming to City Transportation Department

Council members express alarm that the mayor's midyear budget cuts include 31 street-maintenance employees.

  • By Erica C. Barnett
  • Published 06/20/2011
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News

Children's Hospital to Invest $2M to Improve Bike and Ped Infrastructure

As part of their $1 billion expansion and 20-year comprehensive transportation plan, Seattle Children's hospital is spending $2 million to improve bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure in Northeast Seattle.

  • By Josh Cohen
  • Published 10/28/2010
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Opinion

Queen Anne's Got A Connection Problem

Queen Anne's inter-neighborhood connectivity is getting a boost this week thanks to a new bike lane and sharrows on Taylor Ave. However, if you want leave the neighborhood by bike and head toward downtown, your options are limited.

  • By Josh Cohen
  • Published 10/21/2010
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News

Bike Lanes And Sharrows Bound For Queen Anne This Week

Thanks to its daunting topography, Queen Anne offers very few bike routes feasible for your everyday, mortal bicyclist. But, one of those rare rideable routes, Taylor Ave, is getting some much needed improvements in the next few days in the form of a clim

  • By Josh Cohen
  • Published 10/20/2010
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News

Ask BikeNerd: The Lake on the Burke-Gilman Trail

This week's Ask BikeNerd deals with a newly formed safety hazard on the Burke Gilman trail. In attempting to fix a problematic spot near Gas Works, SDOT inadvertently created an extra problem.

  • By Josh Cohen
  • Published 10/15/2010
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Opinion

SDOT Lays Out Cash to Help Kids Walk and Bike to School

In recognition of International Walk to School month, the Seattle Department of Transportation is offering grants up to $1,000 to help fund safe biking and walking programs for kids. It's a smart use of money that could have valuable long-term impacts as

  • By Josh Cohen
  • Published 10/13/2010
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News

Study Shows Hope for Seattle Bike Infrastructure

The latest American Community Survey shows that the percentage of bike commuters in Seattle was stagnant from 2008 to 2009. BikeNerd is not only not discouraged, he's downright optimistic about the possibility of growth from here on out.

  • By Josh Cohen
  • Published 09/30/2010
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News

The Struggle for Standardization

With so many recent innovations and experiments in on-road bicycle facility design, there's little consensus on how best to design them or even what to call a particular design. But standardization is necessary if Seattle wants to meet its Bike Master Pla

  • By Josh Cohen
  • Published 09/22/2010
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Opinion

125th St. Opponents Go Into Stall Mode

The proposed 125th St rechannelization project has been controversial from the get go. Opponents of the project have been collecting signatures on a letter to the Mayor demanding more analysis and it appears to be as much an attempt to stall as anything e

  • By Josh Cohen
  • Published 09/15/2010
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News

City Ditches Admiral Way Road Diet, Citing Traffic Concerns

The city has ditched plans to put Admiral Way, in West Seattle, on a "road diet."

  • By Erica C. Barnett
  • Published 09/10/2010
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News

Queen Anne Community Group Planning Kinnear Park Multi-Use Trail

Lower Queen Anne's Kinnear Park may be getting a brand new multi-use trail thanks to the efforts of a grassroots community organization. The trail would offer bicycles and pedestrians a safe connection between Uptown and Myrtle Edwards park.

  • By Josh Cohen
  • Published 09/02/2010
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City Hall

140 Trees To Be Removed During Mercer Project

According to the city, the Mercer project, part of the Alaskan Way Viaduct replacement project, will require the removal of 140 trees.

  • By Erica C. Barnett
  • Published 08/31/2010
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News

SDOT Seeking 2010 Bike Count Volunteers

SDOT seeks volunteers for their expanded 2010 bike counts. The counts could help them with both the Bike Master Plan goals and their public outreach efforts.

  • By Josh Cohen
  • Published 08/24/2010
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News

Beacon Hill Bike Group Gets Organized. And Gets Cash.

Unsatisfied with the intra-neighborhood bike and pedestrian facilities in Beacon Hill, Beacon BIKES! organized, landed a $15,000 grant, and set out to create a neighborhood network that meets their needs.

  • By Josh Cohen
  • Published 08/24/2010
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Opinion

Roosevelt-11th Ave Bike Lane Couplet is a Welcome Addition

SDOT installed traditional bike lanes on 11th Ave through the U-District this week, the second half of the Roosevelt-11th Ave couplet. BikeNerd took the lanes for a test spin and (mostly) liked what he saw.

  • By Josh Cohen
  • Published 08/12/2010
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