Tag: Seattle

30 days of biking: I-90 bridge bike trail

This being a picture-perfect day in Seattle, I figured I’d head out to a perfect picture-taking location for the halfway point of 30 Days of Biking.

I chose the overlooks for the Homer M. Hadley Memorial Bridge, aka the westbound span of the Interstate 90 floating bridge.

At left, you can see a cyclist in yellow jersey admiring the view after completing the 1.75-mile crossing. Those are the snow-capped Cascade Mountains in the background. ….

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Judge dismisses cyclists’ suit against SLUT tracks

A judge has thrown out a lawsuit by six bicyclists who claimed the city of Seattle created unsafe conditions when it opened a streetcar line.

As soon as Seattle’s South Lake Union Trolley (S.L.U.T.) opened for business in 2007, Seattle cyclists started crashing around the tracks at a regular rate.

It turns out the gap in the street for the trolley tracks — 44 mm — was just wide enough to catch their tires and flip their bikes.

Reacting to the epidemic of crashes and a protest ride by cyclists …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2012/04/12/judge-dismisses-cyclists-suit-against-slut-tracks/

Cyclists urged to attend SR 520 bridge meeting Thursday

The artist’s conception of the new Highway 520 bridge over Lake Washington shows a first-ever bike lane across the span, among other amenities.

But the devil is in the details, and the Cascade Bicycle Club is urging cyclists to attend a Thursday workshop on the bridge presented by the Washington Department of Transportation.

Tessa Greegor, principal planner for the club, says the connections to the bridge for bicyclists are important too. On Thursday, transportation staff will share their work on designs that integrate connections for bicycles, pedestrians and commuters …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2012/04/11/cyclists-urged-to-attend-sr-520-bridge-meeting-thursday/

Images of future Hwy. 520 bike trail over Lake Washington

It seems almost too good to be true for Seattle area bicyclists. The new Highway 520 bridge across Lake Washington will have bicycle and pedestrians lanes. These artists’ renderings prove it.

The Washington Department of Transportation posted the future views of the bridge at its flickr.com account last week.

Although I knew that advocates from Cascade Bicycle Club and the Bicycle Alliance of Washington pushed for a bike trail on the new bridge, seeing these views somehow makes it all the more real.

Now all we have to do is wait …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2012/03/29/images-of-future-hwy-520-bike-trail-over-lake-washington/

Dates announced for Bicycle Sunday 2012

Bicycle Sunday, Seattle’s version of ciclovia, returns again for 12 Sundays this summer from May through September.

The 2 1/2-mile course on Lake Washington Boulevard between Seward Park and Mount Baker Beach will be closed to motor vehicle traffic from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on those days.

That makes the shoreline stretch a magnet for everyone from families on bikes to road cyclists completing a loop around Lake Washington.

The number of dates offered — 12 — are fewer …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2012/03/26/dates-announced-for-bicycle-sunday-2012/

Buy and sell at Seattle Old Bike Swap Meet

Do you like antique bikes? Do you have an old or antique bike to sell? Do you like free events?

Then the Seattle Old Bike Swap Meet might be for you.

The free event is open 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2012/03/24/buy-and-sell-at-seattle-old-bike-swap-meet/

Celebrate reopening of Burke Gilman Trail on Tuesday

The official grand reopening of the Burke Gilman Trail through Lake Forest Park will be celebrated on Tuesday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and a bike ride.

A 2-mile section of the trail was closed between Log Boom Park and 145th Street for about 8 months. It reopened to positive reviews in mid-February.

Work crews contracted by King County widened the trail to 12 feet, improved sight lines, repaved the cracked surface and replaced a series of stop signs with yield signs.

The official reopening is scheduled for 4 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2012/03/12/celebrate-reopening-of-burke-gilman-trail-on-tuesday/

2012 Seattle Bicycle Expo returns Saturday and Sunday

Bicycling fans will be cruising on down to the Smith Cove Cruise Terminal this weekend for the 2012 Seattle Bicycle Expo. Presented by the Cascade Bicycle Club, the annual event features some 200 exhibitors as well as speakers, demonstrations and performers. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. …

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Permanent link to this article: http://www.bikingbis.com/2012/03/07/2012-seattle-bicycle-expo-returns-saturday-and-sunday/