Category: Northwest Cycling
It's OK to ride your bicycle out in the middle of the road when it's Bicycle Saturdays or Sundays on Lake Washington Boulevard in Seattle.
The city bans cars from a 4-mile stretch of the lakeside road between Mount Baker Beach and Seward Park on occasional weekend days throughout the summer. The first closure was Sunday, although few cyclists took advantage …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2005/05/16/bicycles-only-on-lakeside-drive-in-seattle/
The Bicycle Alliance of Washington reports that three bills to improve safety and education for bicyclists in the state passed the Legislature in the recent session. They've been sent to Gov. Gregoire for her signature.
The first, HB 1108, prohibits a motorist from crossing over to the left lane to pass when a bicycle or pedestrian is visible in the …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2005/05/06/legislators-improve-cycling-in-washington/
The Bicycle Alliance of Washington is seeking volunteers to help with King County's trail-user count for the Burke-Gilman trail in Seattle.Volunteers are needed for two-hour shifts at Gas Works Park on Saturday, May 21, and Tuesday, May 24. To help, go to this link — volunteer opportunities — or contact Louise McGrody directly at email@example.com.
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2005/05/03/seeking-volunteers-for-trail-study-in-seattle/
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 …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2005/04/21/downtown-bike-lane-in-vancouver-bc/
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 …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2005/04/19/bicycle-education-not-legislation-on-washington-island/
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 …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2005/04/16/island-community-seeks-cycling-restrictions/
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: https://www.bikingbis.com/2005/04/14/nw-cycling-register-at-orting-park-for-daffodil-classic/
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: https://www.bikingbis.com/2005/04/12/bellevue-wa-council-votes-for-multi-use-trail-not-bike-lanes/
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 …”
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2005/04/08/letter-redmond-opposes-bellevues-west-lake-sammamish-pkwy-plan/
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 …
Permanent link to this article: https://www.bikingbis.com/2005/04/08/cyclists-object-to-sammamish-pkwy-plan-bellevue-wa-council-votes-monday/