Morning Fizz

Coming Down to Olympia and Getting Something Done

Monday Edition: Two longtime SDOT employees call it quits; asking McGinn about Burgess; asking state Sens. Brown and Murray about the tunnel; and Mad Homes.

07/18/2011 By Morning Fizz


Morning Jolt: Bikes and Transit

The day's winners and losers.

07/11/2011 By Afternoon Jolt


SDOT Head: Still Significant Disagreements With State Over Tunnel Document

Seattle's transportation director expresses serious reservations about the state's environmental review of the deep-bore tunnel.

06/21/2011 By Erica C. Barnett

City Hall

Afternoon Jolt: The Tunnel EIS

The day's winners and losers.

06/20/2011 By Afternoon Jolt

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.

06/20/2011 By Erica C. Barnett


SDOT Director Addresses Conflicting Tunnel Claims

City transportation department director Peter Hahn says tunnel proponents are using faulty math to justify claims that the surface option will result in gridlock.

04/22/2011 By Erica C. Barnett


City, Consultant Say Tunnel Report Doesn't Contradict Earlier Findings

In response to questions about seeming contradictions between statements they made about the deep-bore tunnel back in January and a report released yesterday, the city's department of transportation (SDOT) and SDOT consultant Nelson/Nygaard issued a state

04/22/2011 By Erica C. Barnett


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.

10/28/2010 By Josh Cohen


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.

10/21/2010 By Josh Cohen


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

10/20/2010 By Josh Cohen


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.

10/15/2010 By Josh Cohen


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

10/13/2010 By Josh Cohen


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.

09/30/2010 By Josh Cohen


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

09/22/2010 By Josh Cohen


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

09/15/2010 By Josh Cohen


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."

09/10/2010 By Erica C. Barnett


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.

09/02/2010 By Josh Cohen

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.

08/31/2010 By Erica C. Barnett


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.

08/24/2010 By Josh Cohen


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.

08/24/2010 By Josh Cohen