City Hall

Bike Master Plan Delayed; Rasmussen Lights Into SDOT

Bike master plan delayed; council transportation chair not amused.

08/12/2014 By Erica C. Barnett


PubliCalendar: $15 Minimum Wage Party and Volunteer Opportunities

Today's picks for civic nerds

06/06/2014 By Ezra Parter


PubliCalendar: First Thursday and First $15 Minimum Wage Victory Party

Today's picks for civic nerds

06/05/2014 By Ezra Parter


PubliCalendar: Saving Social Security

Today's picks for civic nerds

06/04/2014 By Ezra Parter


PubliCalendar: Park Upgrades and Dumpster Divers

Today's picks for civic nerds

05/22/2014 By Ezra Parter


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


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


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


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


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


Bike Master Plan Keeps Rolling With 7th Ave Buffered Lanes

The city's Bike Master Plan is moving slowly, so it's easy to get cynical about Seattle's commitment to bike infrastructure. But the latest improvements—buffered bike lanes, plans for cycletracks—represent concrete steps in the right direction.

06/29/2010 By Josh Cohen

Morning Fizz

A Veto-Proof Majority

04/19/2010 By Morning Fizz