Category: Northwest Cycling

Downtown bike lane in Vancouver, BC

Cyclists could be riding on new bike lanes into downtown Vancouver by this fall.

Bike lanes are planned for Burrad Street and along Hornby Street, according to the CBC.CA website.

Vancouver councillor Peter Ladner is a cycling enthusiast, and hopes the construction of bike lanes will grow into a trend in Vancouver.

The new lanes mean there will be a …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2005/04/21/downtown-bike-lane-in-vancouver-bc/

Bicycle education, not legislation, on Washington island

We're free to ride our bicycles on Mercer Island as we always have, as long as it's within the current laws.
The City Council has decided not to impose new restrictions on cyclists riding across the island or around its scenic loop road that overlooks Lake Washington.
Several options were on the …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2005/04/19/bicycle-education-not-legislation-on-washington-island/

Island community seeks cycling restrictions

The turf battle for bicyclists using Mercer Island's roads and trails has made it to City Hall.

The island's councilmembers are looking for ways to deal with cyclists who use the island's narrow, winding loop road and sometimes scare pedestrians on the cross-island bike-hike trail.

Mercer Island is both a popular destination and thoroughfare for cyclists. A narrow loop road offers scenic views …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2005/04/16/island-community-seeks-cycling-restrictions/

NW cycling: Register at Orting park for Daffodil Classic

Registration for this Sunday's Daffodil Classic has moved down the street in Orting (WA) from the elementary school to the City Park. Two bicycle rides also are scheduled in Oregon.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2005/04/14/nw-cycling-register-at-orting-park-for-daffodil-classic/

Bellevue (WA) council votes for multi-use trail, not bike lanes

Bellevue is going ahead with a plan to build a multi-use trail for bicyclists and pedestrians on West Lake Sammamish Parkway, instead of marked bike lanes for cyclists and a separate path for pedestrians.
By a vote of 5-0, the City Council directed the staff to find ways to fund the estimated $20 million project. Earlier in the meeting, a bicycling advocate had testified that Bellevue would find it difficult to compete for funds because the project didn't meet generally accepted professional standards concerning bicycle facilities.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2005/04/12/bellevue-wa-council-votes-for-multi-use-trail-not-bike-lanes/

Letter: Redmond opposes Bellevue's West Lake Sammamish Pkwy plan

Here is the letter detailing Redmond's objections to Bellevue's use of a multi-use trail instead of bike lanes in improvements to West Lake Sammamish Parkway:

“Redmond does not agree that the alternative currently identified as Bellevue's staff preference should be the option selected for construction …”

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2005/04/08/letter-redmond-opposes-bellevues-west-lake-sammamish-pkwy-plan/

Cyclists object to Sammamish Pkwy plan; Bellevue (WA) council votes Monday

That plan to “improve” the dangerous stretch of West Lake Sammamish Parkway without adding dedicated bike lanes is scheduled for a vote by the Bellevue City Council on Monday night.

The staff recommendations are opposed by the Cascade Bicycle Club, the Friends of Lake Sammamish, and Bellevue's own Pedestrian and Bicycle Citizens Advisory Group (CAG), and the City of Redmond.

The Cascade Bicycle Club is urging …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2005/04/08/cyclists-object-to-sammamish-pkwy-plan-bellevue-wa-council-votes-monday/

Wrong-way cycling; unsafe at any speed

When my friends and I learned to ride bikes, our parents told us to ride against the traffic. Today, we know that wrong-way cycling is terribly unsafe, don't we? Wrong-way cycling actually makes it harder for motorists to see the bicyclists. And it's motorists seeing bicyclists that we should be most concerned about.
The issue of “wrong-way” cycling comes to the Bellevue (WA) City Council on Monday night when it considers the staff recommended plan to make improvements to West Lake Sammamish Parkway.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2005/04/08/wrong-way-cycling-unsafe-at-any-speed/

Bike access around Lake Sammamish

The Seattle-area cities of Bellevue and Sammamish will be considering proposals for bicycle access on the parkway around Lake Sammamish in the next week. While the Bellevue proposal is going to a City Council vote and has bicyclists up in arms, …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2005/04/05/bike-access-around-lake-sammamish/

Bike to work? Win a bicycle from BikeTown USA

The BikeTown USA project is offering 50 free bicycles to commuters in Seattle and 9 other metropolitan areas in the US.
All you have to do is explain — in 50 words or less — how using a bicycle to commute to and from work would change your life. Are there strings attached …

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2005/04/04/bike-to-work-win-a-bicycle-from-biketown-usa/