News

SDOT Backs Off Dexter Ave "Cycle Track" Plans

After hearing concerns and complaints about the original plan to have parked cars serve as a physical buffer between the bike and car travel lanes, the city's transportation department is backing off from plans to install the city's first cycle track on D

08/11/2010 By Josh Cohen

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Thomas Street Bike Overpass May Finally Get Funding

A $3.96 million grant from the Puget Sound Regional Council could provide the funding necessary to complete the a bike and pedestrian overpass over West Thomas St., if it passes approval by the PSRC's executive board.

08/06/2010 By Josh Cohen

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Battle Brewing Over SDOT Plan for Bike & Ped Friendly Redesign in N. Seattle

Like every previous road diet in the city, the Seattle Department of Transportation's proposal to revamp NE 125th St. in Lake City has drawn ire from residents and community members who hope to block the project.

08/04/2010 By Josh Cohen

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Putting Seattle In Perspective

BikeNerd spent the weekend in State College, PA, a very bike-unfriendly town. The experience served to highlight some of the things that Seattle's definitely doing right.

08/03/2010 By Josh Cohen

News

Wheeling Through The Weekend

Another weekend's upon us and it's filled with lots of bike events for you too attend. BikeNerd's out of town, but he still wants you to go.

07/30/2010 By Josh Cohen

News

Ask BikeNerd: Flat-Resistant Tires, Running Reds, and Drafting Strangers

In this week's Ask BikeNerd, Josh Cohen answers your questions about flat-resistant tires, red lights that just don't seem to change for bikes, and those jerky strangers who love to "draft."

07/30/2010 By Josh Cohen

News

Stalled Roosevelt Bike Lanes Should be a Wake-Up Call

Maple Leaf bike lane detractors won a partial victory this week when SDOT announced it will postpone part of its NE Roosevelt bike lane project. BikeNerd sees this as a wake up call for Seattle's silent bike advocates.

07/29/2010 By Josh Cohen

Opinion

Nickerson Construction Begins, Bike-Vs-Car Debate Returns

KING-5's report on the Nickerson St. road diet construction paints it as a broad and shallow bikes-vs-cars issue. BikeNerd explains why that view is an impediment to progress.

07/26/2010 By Josh Cohen

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Wheeling Through the Weekend

It's going to be really, really nice this weekend. BikeNerd tells you how to best spend it atop two wheels.

07/23/2010 By Josh Cohen

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Ask BikeNerd: Sidewalk Riding, Bike Rack Etiquette, and the Right to Confront

In this week's Ask BikeNerd, BikeNerd tackles questions about riding on the sidewalk, bike rack etiquette, and confronting distracted drivers. Send your questions to joshc@publicola.net.

07/23/2010 By Josh Cohen

Opinion

The City's Bike Master Plan Needs an Update

The Bicycle Master Plan recommends not building separated, on-road bike facilities, which seems to contradict some of SDOT's recent proposals. More significantly, it highlights the rapid progress of bike planning in the U.S. and the need for Seattle's BMP

07/21/2010 By Josh Cohen

News

Seattle-to-Portland: Long Miles, Lovely People, Lots of Food

BikeNerd joined 10,000 other cyclists on Cascade Bike Club's annual Seattle-to-Portland ride. Over the course of his 202-mile, one-day ride, BikeNerd made some new friends, made a few enemies, and ate his weight in energy bars.

07/20/2010 By Josh Cohen

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Ask BikeNerd: Burke Gilman, Bike Racks, and Really Long Bike Rides

In the second installment of our new feature, Ask BikeNerd, BikeNerd fields a question about the 45th St viaduct, considers mediocre bike racks, and addresses personal quandary.

07/16/2010 By Josh Cohen

News

Should Seattle Ban Turning Right on Red?

Convenient as they can be, Bicycle Alliance of Washington's Ted Inkley says making right turns on red are a serious impediment to bicyclists and pedestrians. Bike Nerd weighs in on Inkley's argument for an outright ban.

07/15/2010 By Josh Cohen

News

Admiral Way Bike Lanes Draw Support and Scorn

SDOT held an open house in West Seattle last night to present their proposals to remove a car lane and add in bike and pedestrian infrastructure on SW Admiral Way drawing heat from frightened residents.

07/14/2010 By Josh Cohen

Opinion

On Women and Bicycling: "Sharing the Road With Boys"

A new Portland-based, feminist bike 'zine looks at sexism in bike world (oh those bike shop dudes) and contemplates what to do about it.

07/12/2010 By Josh Cohen

News

SDOT Proposes Maple Leaf Bike Lanes, Parking Removal

BikeNerd's starting to sound like a broken record—in a good way. The city proposes another road diet, this one for Roosevelt Way NE.

07/09/2010 By Josh Cohen

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Seattle Proposes Not-So-Green "Green" Street

The city has plans for turning Thomas St. into a bike- and pedestrian-friendly "green" street. But with car-centric concessions being made to the deep bore tunnel, how green is it really?

07/08/2010 By Josh Cohen

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Got a pressing question about biking? Email Josh Cohen @ Joshc@publicola.net, and he'll tell you how to roll.

07/07/2010 By Josh Cohen

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The Case For Separated Bicycle Facilities

Author and journalist Tom Vanderbilt makes a strong case for separated bicycle infrastructure. Seattle has some reading to do.

07/06/2010 By Josh Cohen